VIDEO - Farewell to The Great Movie Ride

Aug 14, 2017 in "The Great Movie Ride"

The Great Movie Ride overview
Posted: Monday August 14, 2017 8:49am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

After 28 years, the ride idea that inspired an entire theme park has sadly come to an end.

The Great Movie Ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios will long be remembered as a classic Disney Audio-Animatronic attraction, featuring wonderfully detailed sets, a breakthrough animatronic figure, and live performances from the cast that really brought the show to life.

We've put together a complete ride through of the attraction, including the full Gangster and the Bank Robber scenes. Hooray for Hollywood!

The Great Movie Ride will be replaced by Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway.

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KamikazeOct 17, 2018

It would be E.P.C.O.T.

S 2Oct 17, 2018

I'm crushed to learn that Horizons will be closing as well :/

Sharon&SusanOct 13, 2018

Also in other news EPCOT has temporarily been shelved with the Disneyland clone coming first. If Disneyland East is successful, the community will be built by 1978.

Cesar R MOct 13, 2018

HauntedPirateOct 12, 2018

It'd be even worse if they did something silly like close 20K Leagues and then did nothing with the land for decades. Disney wouldn't do that, thankfully, they're too smart.

discosOct 12, 2018

Apparently, the Backlot Tour might close. Wouldn't be surprised if it just sits there untouched for a couple years

juniorthomasOct 12, 2018

Absolutely. The hourly rates of all lawyers involved must have received quite a workout.

MaerykOct 12, 2018

I know you are joking, but I would love to see, laid out somewhere, the furious shifting of rights and protecting of properties that happened leading up to the GMR actually ending up the way it did. I have read some of the stuff about GB being on the table, then off the table as another park made a more lucrative offer (and for some reason I think Dan still had control of the IP? But not the name? my memory is fuzzy). I'm sure there was a lot of wrangling and arguing over who could use what likenesses and characters.

Sharon&SusanOct 12, 2018

I’ve got an inside source that tells me that they’re closing the Mickey Mouse Revue and moving it to a new secret project in Japan. Expect to see some changes to Disneyland’s Fantasyland too, there’ll be wonderful views of the construction from the Skyway.

jt04Oct 12, 2018

if won't take that long. It's always a walk on.

HauntedPirateOct 12, 2018

Thank goodness 20K Leagues is still operating! Love that ride! Need to head off and get on Horizons, be back in about 30 minutes.

disneygeek90Oct 12, 2018

Ah, shucks. At least there's always the Backlot Tour.

juniorthomasOct 12, 2018

Now if only backdoordisney could track down a Gene Wilder animatronic....

Model3 McQueenOct 12, 2018