REPORT - The final performance of Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show

Apr 06, 2016 in "Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show"

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Posted: Wednesday April 6, 2016 3:35pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

WDWMAGIC Reader Doug Jacobs shared this report from the final performance of Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show.

April 2, 2016 was the final day to see the Lights Motors Action! stunt show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. My family happened to be in town for the final day and made it a point to attend the show at 4pm. Having never experienced a ‘final show’ before we had no idea what to expect.

Due to the rain and thunderstorms predicted for the entire day we were concerned we would not get to see the final show as it might be cancelled. In an effort to make sure we got to see it one more time, we attended the 11am show. It rained through the entire show, yet they completed the entire performance. Before the show, the drivers who were not participating in the performance came out and watched the show from the control booth area. Several references were made about it being the last day throughout the show.

We skipped the 1pm show, though it was run in its entirety even though there was hard driving rain and lightning in the area. By 4pm, the weather cleared, the sun came out and it was perfect weather for the final performance. The cast were noticeably emotional throughout the show, breaking down several times. The entire cast was watching again from the control booth area, or in the table and chairs of the bistro to the right of the main set.

It appeared there was a large group of cast family and friends in the audience and during the ‘remote control’ car scene, they fetched the host director Dennis’ young son to ‘drive’ the car.

It was the most involved and excited audience that I have ever seen at this show, and the cast was given a standing ovation several times, before, during and after the show. During the ‘fire’ scene the stunt man did several dance moves while on fire, including doing the moon walk.

It was apparent that the cast was going to have a real good time on their final performance. In the final scene, the cars actually bust through the doors on the second floor of the set instead of just having them open. I had never seen this done before.

After the conclusion the entire cast, crew, and suits all came out on the stage to say thanks and goodbye. It was a great show, and a unique experience to witness the final performance.

Thanks to the cast and crew for a great 11 year run!

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Brer PantherSep 04, 2016

Same reason why Avatar Land, Star Wars Land, and Toy Story Land are taking so long. And why Frozen Ever After took so long. What that reason is, I don't know.

LieutLawwSep 04, 2016

Reasons !

Marlins1Sep 04, 2016

I still want to know why that third TSMM track took so long!

hpyhnt 1000Sep 04, 2016

Excellent. Now we can move on from breathlessly wondering why it's taking them so long to demolish LMA to more important things... breathlessly wondering why it's taking them so long to start the SWL buildings. ;)

Mike SSep 04, 2016

It's a flesh wound.

danlb_2000Sep 04, 2016

Nah, I think it's just a refurb. ;)

roj2323Sep 04, 2016

Yep I'd say LMA is permanently closed now.

WDWtravelerSep 03, 2016

Photo update as of Saturday, Sept 3. See photo above for stadium demolition status as of mid-August. Below photo was taken today, and nothing above ground level remains. Note the stadium's position relative to the Quonset hut and the large tree. (It rained mid-day today.)

Next Big ThingAug 27, 2016

From Bioreconstruct on twiitter:

Next Big ThingAug 27, 2016

Hopefully we get some pics soon

djkidkazAug 27, 2016

Update: Just drove past and it's pretty much gone now. Little bit of concrete left at the bottom.

RuttAug 16, 2016

Im doing the best I can! My Magicband stopped working so I cant access the construction site now! :arghh:

CJRAug 16, 2016

Just to be clear, I'm talking about after construction has started, not the design process. The design process is slow and where most cuts happen. Some cuts can happen after construction has started, but I'd wager it's rare for them to be too major.

po1998Aug 16, 2016

I disagree. They have 3 speeds...slow, slower and slowest...and at the same time...cut, cut and cut some more! :)