Is The Great Movie Ride in Walt Disney World going to close forever this fall?
That’s the rumor, according to this thread on WDW Magic. The word is that because TCM’s sponsorship is up in 2018, Disney may permanently shutter it as part of their massive overhaul of Hollywood Studios. The most recent timetable given by insiders? Late summer or early fall.
It’s unclear what the plan is for The Great Movie Ride. Rumors include a new park icon for whatever Hollywood Studios becomes after its Star Wars and Toy Story overhaul. Other rumors say the facade will stay in place, but that a brand new attraction will inhabit the show building behind it.
Of course, nothing has been officially announced by Disney… yet. Whatever the case may be, plans are afoot for The Great Movie Ride. If you’re going to Walt Disney World this summer, you may want to make time for it. It may be the last time you ride it in its current incarnation.
WATCH: Below is a great history of the attraction by Martin Smith (MartinsVids).
[Source: WDW Magic]
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