The Great Movie Ride, Orlando

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#84 of 156 in Fun & Games in Orlando
The Great Movie Ride was a dark ride located at Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida. The attraction employed the use of Audio-Animatronic figures, practical sets, live actors, special effects, and projections to recreate iconic scenes from twelve classic films throughout motion picture history. The attraction—which debuted with the park on May 1, 1989—was located inside the park's replica of Grauman's Chinese Theatre, one of Hollywood's most famous movie palaces.

The Great Movie Ride was originally developed by Walt Disney Imagineering as a pavilion for the Future World section of Epcot. Under the direction of Michael Eisner and Marty Sklar, the concept was expanded into a third theme park that included the dark ride as its centerpiece. To accurately represent a broad spectrum of cinema, Disney incorporated films from outside of its own library, mainly through its licensing agreement with MGM. Turner Classic Movies sponsored the attraction for the final two years of its life, with TCM film historian Robert Osborne serving as the attraction's host.
The Great Movie Ride closed on August 13, 2017, becoming the last operating attraction from the park's opening day to close. The attraction was replaced by Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway.
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  • This ride is no longer in operation in WDW Disney’s Studios. The Chinese Theater is still there if you wish to see the handprints, but stay tuned for a future attraction.  more »
  • I loved this ride, sad it closed but it was quite outdated. I wish they would have just done an update like they do with so many rides in the park but realize their MGM contract was up. A shame was a....  more »
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  • Kids will love this section of the park. Very bright and colorful with items right out of the movies. There were many characters available for pictures. Toy Story Mania is the best bet for a family ride, but the area also has spinning saucers and a small kid friendly rollercoaster.
  • As a reluctant Disney victim – I mean visitor – I think they did quite a nice job designing this entire area. Excellent attention to detail & clever design throughout, but I do find the large-scale bar code on the the slinky dog “packaging” anachronistic.

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