It’s A Wrap – Disney Hollywood Studio “The Great Movie Ride” Closes after 28 years

4
123

After 28 years of continuous operation inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios, formerly Disney’s – MGM Studios, “The Great Movie Ride” closes today. The attraction employs the use of Audio-Animatronic figures, live actors, special effects, and projections to recreate iconic scenes from twelve classic films throughout motion picture history. Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will be replacing this attraction at a later date TBD.

Current of the current movies represented include:

  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Casablanca
  • Singin’ in the Rain
  • A Fistful of Dollars
  • The Public Enemy
  • Tarzan the Ape Man
  • Footlight Parade
  • Alien

Notable props currently residing in the queue

  • Wardrobe pieces and miniature scale props from Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
  • The Dejarik board used aboard the Millennium Falcon in the original Star Wars.
  • Freddy Krueger’s red and green striped sweater from A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge.
  • Alex Delarge’s hat from A Clockwork Orange.
  • Rose’s dress from Titanic.

The Great Movie Ride Tribute Video

Last year, Martin Smith from MartinsVidsDotNet created a tribute video for The Great Movie Ride. Finally, I wanted to leave you here with his video and his description. While, the video is a bit long, at 83 minutes, but it filled with wonderful clips  and insight, since its inception up to now.

ADVERTISEMENT. Article continues below.



 

Video Description

A colossal project that has ended up better than I could have hoped. Starting with the origins of the pavilion in the mid 1980s see how it developed through concept art and plans in a full concept and construction section. See the layout of the pavilion and how multiple ride vehicles run at the same time, how the pavilion was built, and how the interior sets and props fit in. Following the grand opening take a look at changes made over the years, including the original – shot in full in source like quality and the original and 2014 finale films also in source like quality. Then take a full tour of the TCM sponsored pavilion, shot in full HD for the highest quality. Look around the exterior, the window displays and the courtyard. Walk the queue taking in all the decor and display details. See highlights of the new – – shot on tripod – as Robert Osborne introduces each movie genre, then take your seat for a full 36 minute ride, shot from multiple simultaneous HD angles for every detail, every show scene in full and for complete coverage and with excellent low light footage too. Both hold-up show scenes are also covered in full from multiple simultaneous angles, and finally the new finale movie is shown in full from start to finish in source like quality. Add to this possibly the most complex multi track stereo audio mix I’ve attempted to date. Audio is almost exclusively source or induction for the best possible quality of every audio detail, effect, score and narration.

 


Wanna go to Disney?
We recommend Academy Travel, a Disney Platinum Earmarked agency. Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Universal Orlando Resort, Sea World and more -- they can do it all, and at no extra cost to you! Fill out the form below or call 609-978-0740 today!

ADVERTISEMENT. Article continues below.




If Children are traveling with you, what will their ages be at the time of travel?
If staying on property, which hotel would you prefer to stay at? Or you can specify Value, Moderate or Deluxe.
Packages offer guests an alotted amount of meal credits plus 2 snack credits per day, plus refillable Resort mug for each guest. Please note this is an upcharge.
How many days will you be spending in the Parks?
Adding Park Hoppers to your Walt Disney World tickets allows you to visit more than one Disney park in one day. Please note that this is an upcharge.
Admission to the Water Parks are not included in base ticket option. Please note that this is an upcharge.
Please give us any additional details that will make it easier and faster for us to Quote you! This can include requests for special ticketed events, other special requests, accommodations, celebrations etc. Help us help you make the most of your stay! You can also call (609) 978-0740 and mention this form on The Kingdom Insider.
As a kid, I had visited Disney multiple times and it sparked a passion for all things Disney. In 2010, I proposed to my wife in front of Cinderella's Castle an since then it has been a large part of our life. Now as a father and experiencing Disney with my wife through our daughters eyes, our love for Disney has grown tenfold and I can't wait to share my passion and experiences with you.

4 COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.