PHOTOS - Refurbishment work continues on The Great Movie Ride's exterior

Sep 10, 2015 in "The Great Movie Ride"

The Great Movie Ride exterior refurbishment
Posted: Thursday September 10, 2015 11:08am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Work is continuing on the exterior refurbishment of The Great Movie Ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Each side of The Chinese Theatre is currently blocked off with low level walls. Crews also continue to remove the remains of the Frozen Summer Fun event stage from in-front of the theatre.

Recent improvements to the exterior have seen the roof restored, along with the replacement of the spires.

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Mouse_TrapAug 25, 2015

Inevitable really when you take a place that millions of people love and put it in an extended period of managed decline and fail to add any decent rides for 15 years*. (*That's the opening of EE in 2005 to the opening of the Star Wars E-ticket - unlikely before 2020).

dstrawn9889Aug 24, 2015

ys the stars went away during demo, but to protect them from damage, and were re-installed just as the final cleanup was being done

MansionButler84Aug 23, 2015

The stars themselves were. You could see pipes coming out of the ground with the wiring intact, but the stars were missing. They removed an enormous hat and all its wiring. Removing the stars would have been trivial.

Sage of TimeAug 23, 2015

I don't think they were ever removed.

MansionButler84Aug 23, 2015

Or because someone likes how they look. Imagine, glowing stars in a park themed to Hollywood. They also serve as a backdrop for the character M&Gs there. Otherwise, it'd be trees in the background and no one wants that picture. What would you prefer between stars and animated backdrops like they have elsewhere? It was a conscious decision to keep them, not laziness. They were removed during the Hat's demo then put back.

Sage of TimeAug 23, 2015

Because one hand doesn't know what the other 398457 are doing, especially in WDW.

JustInTimeAug 23, 2015

So why are the plastics stars from around the hat still there??

Sage of TimeAug 23, 2015

Sorry that I missed this thread when running over to the BAH thread and putting up the photos there, @marni1971. So much good news. Theater looks great.

Miss HeinousAug 23, 2015

I believe about 14 years...

nelsonj3Aug 23, 2015

I'm so ashamed that I didn't even notice they were gone. I usually notice things like that. How long were they gone?

roj2323Aug 22, 2015

It would certainly help with guest flow at the end of the night.

note2001Aug 22, 2015

THIS, YES! ... may I add... and restore the smooth fountain surface and cascade of water from the edges, that was broken up by adhering bricks to it. Yes, yes, please yes.

roj2323Aug 22, 2015

Really! I am looking forward to Coolest summer ever Ending for this reason alone. It would have been nice if they had given us at least a week before they put the stage up. anyway the event ends soon (sept 7th) so hopefully we will get some time without the stage in a few weeks.

DisneyGentlemanAug 22, 2015

And getting rid of the granite mausoleum effect too! Bring back the flower gardens!