What would a visit to Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios be without an attraction that pays homage to the great Hollywood movies?
The Great Movie Ride attraction not only pays homage to the great Hollywood movies, but allows you to feel like you become a part of them.
The building that houses the attraction is a full size reproduction of the famous Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood where the hands and footprints of the celebrities are immortalized in the cement.
While in the ride queue you will first see props from several famous movies. Then the queue will take you into a large theater where a continuous loop shows clips from a multitude of famous movies, ranging from the present to the beginning of movie making.
Now it is time to actually board the ride. You get into a large ride vehicle that can accommodate nearly a hundred people at a time. You are led by a live guide, who will narrate during your journey.
The ride vehicle starts moving and you're off! It takes you through a number of scenes of movies from different genres and eras. You will recognize many of them like: Mary Poppins, Singing in the Rain, Alien, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Tarzan The Ape Man, The Public Enemy, Wizard of Oz, and Casablanca.
During the ride your tour guide will get into a bit of trouble, but like all good movies the good guys win out in the end. As always Disney does a great job creating the audio-animatronic figures that populate the scenes. Many look very lifelike. You can see several pictures from the Wizard of Oz scenes below.
This is a good ride for all ages, but younger children may get a little scared during the scene from Alien. So you may want to have them close their eyes during that section if they scare easily.
This is a nice relaxing ride that is air conditioned and can be a great way to beat the heat on a hot day a Walt Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Great Movie Ride
I think that you will agree that this is a "Great Movie Ride" and should definitely be a part of any visit to Disney's Hollywood Studios.
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Corporate Description: The Great Movie Ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park is an attraction for all ages that celebrates Hollywood and the history of film.The thrill begins when you enter the full-scale reproduction of Hollywood's historic Grauman's Chinese Theatre. As you wander through the lobby of the theater, check out the rotating exhibit of costumes, props and set pieces on display, which may include a pair of Dorothy's ruby slippers from the classic The Wizard of Oz.Then you're ushered onto The Great Movie Ride for a journey that'll put you in the middle of the action from gritty gangster flicks of the 1930s to the adventure of contemporary classics such as Raiders of the Lost Ark—and provide a few surprises along the way, too!Through the use of film footage, special effects and nearly 50 lifelike Audio-Animatronic replicas of legendary movie stars, some of the most memorable moments in motion picture history are recreated, including scenes from:AlienCasablancaFantasiaMary PoppinsRaiders of the Lost ArkSingin' in the RainTarzan the Ape ManThe Public EnemyThe Wizard of OzIf you've always wanted to be in the movies, this is your chance! (Source:http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/holly...tions/great-movie-ride/)