Tag Archives: Great Movie Ride

Coping With Theme Park Losses and Change 101

If you’re feeling a sense of loss with all the recent theme park announcements that have come during the Summer of 2017, you’re not alone. Universe of Energy, The Great Movie Ride, Dragon’s Challenge and several more are on the chopping block. Even an iconic attraction, Pirates of the Caribbean is getting yet another upgrade

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An In-Depth Look at Disney’s Traveling Theater Car

With the closure of two iconic Walt Disney World Attractions, Universe of Energy and The Great Movie Ride, I thought it would be appropriate to take an in-depth look at what ties those two attractions together: the traveling theater car. This technology is yet another way that Disney skilfully moved thousands of people an hour

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Take Walt Disney World history lessons from Martin Smith videos!

No matter how many books you’ve read or seminars you’ve attended, even the most well-versed Disney parks aficionado can learn something from a Martin Smith video. For those unfamiliar, Smith gathers as much footage as he can (mostly shot by him), and chronicles the history of a Disney attraction from concept phase to construction and

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The Great Movie Ride’s Nod to Jimmy Stewart

Like me, you’ve probably ridden The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios dozens of times. Sure, the ride seems a bit dated these days, but there are some sections that remain truly timeless. In particular the gangster scene, while it may feature a lifelike audio animatronic of James Cagney, the action sequence isn’t representative of a

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