Disney World's Hollywood Studios is home to an exciting and action packed show called: Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show.
This show was originally created for Disney Studios Paris and came to Orlando in 2005. A special 177,000 sqft set and 5,000 seat theater was especially constructed to house this attraction.
The backstory of the attraction is a behind the scenes look at high speed auto chases and car stunts.
The customized Opals that are driven are very impressive. They were rebuilt from the ground up for the show. They have motorcycle engines and special bump shift transmissions with 4 forward and 4 reverse gears. They also have a special emergency brake that automatically releases to allow for the special spins and manuevers that they perform.
They complete their many intricately choreographed manuevers in a relatively small space. After seeing this show a half dozen times over the last 3 years, I still get excited when I see the stunts.
They do several jumps over ramps and have cars that land on air bags and then continue on their way.
Motocycles are also incorporated into the jumping act and they have one motorcycle crash into a wall of fire and the driver becomes engulfed in flames.
You will see cars on 2 wheels, high speed chases in reverse, jet ski chases, and explosions. All of the elements that go into a great action movie.
The finale has an incredible scene where the hero's car jumps across a ramp, through fire, and almost into the stadium. The car is captured in mid-air in the photograph above.
Besides being a behind the scenes style stunt show, there is some incredible driving going on. This is an adrenaline filled show that the entire family will enjoy. The next time that you go to Hollywood Studios make sure that you check this attraction out and don't forget to bring your camera!
Attraction Type: Show Ages: Older Children, Teens and Adults Location: Disney Hollywood Studios, Streets of America, Outdoors Nearby: Muppet Vision 3D and Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure Theme: Movie making Similarities: Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular Motion Factor: None, seated in stands Scary Factor: Several thrilling experiences (but not continuous) I've never been big into cars. For me, they are simply transportation from here to there. But I do love movies and … more
Located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Lights Motors Action! Takes you on a high speed thrill through the streets of Paris as movie car stunts are performed right in front of your eyes. The show is taken from Disney Paris and takes you through a run of a hollywood stunt shoot. They teach you as well as show you how the stunts are safely performed and it’s one thrill that you will never forget and will want to see over and over again! Although the show contains mostly car stunts there … more