PHOTOS - Great Movie Ride signs removed from the Chinese Theater

Sep 22, 2017 in "Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway"

The Great Movie Ride signs removed from the Chinese Theater

The large neon signs for The Great Movie Ride have been removed from the Chinese Theater at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

The signs that hung on each side of the building are gone, with no trace of anything left behind.

The photo below shows the old signs.

The interior of the ride building has also been cleared, with work underway on the replacement - Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway.

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Article Posted: Sep 22, 2017 / 8:57am EDT
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180º1 day ago

Interesting thought! Although that would involve tweaking the ride vehicles to have egress on the left and right as opposed to just the right hand side, and removing either the load music or the return-to-unload music to avoid clashing.

AL2000HS2 days ago

And from blue prints I have seen (if they're accurate) the whole building is used for fl version. Also thinking right now. Disneyland loves to use the the same loading/unloading areas so if they take out the unloading like floridas they definitely can create another scene.

AL2000HS2 days ago

Maybe tighter show scenes which would allow more space? I don't know. My friend is speculating an additional scene prior to the factory after the dance studio.

Markiewong3 days ago

But in Orlando the ride is not occupying the complete building right? What would be the reason for WDI to add a scene to the California version versus the Orlando one. Especially when Cal is the one with lack of space..

DisneyDrew3 days ago

I may or may not have heard the same thing.

Rteetz3 days ago

This rumor popped up a few months ago. I wouldn’t be surprised.

AL2000HS3 days ago

Take with a grain of salt. Friend of mine that was opening crew of FL recently told me that wdi over there had hinted at a new scene for Californias version but would not tell them what it is. Only thing settled that we all know is the facade and queue will be different.

Touchdown4 days ago

Just because the building is a different shape doesn’t mean it can’t be a clone, the transitions in the first half of the ride are done in black box areas for the most part and the preshows and indoor queue could be configured differently.

MisterPenguin4 days ago

You're not buying into the rumors in the DL forums that they will delete or add one or more rooms? The DL building's footprint is longer and narrower than DHS's warehouse.

marni19714 days ago


SonnyEcipse4 days ago

Anyone know if Disneyland‘s Runaway Railway is confirmed to be a clone or not?

SonnyEcipse9 days ago

Well dang. They must’ve gotten it back up quick. Sorry for the misinformation.

DCBaker9 days ago

It's also not closed...

lazyboy97o9 days ago

This is not the first time the ride has gone down.