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VIDEO: Disney Parks Blog Readers Enjoy The Great Movie Ride Meet-Up

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has been a long-time favorite attraction for many Disney Parks guests over the years, which is why our team wanted to honor this attraction and the memories it has given so many before it closes permanently on August 13.

Disney Parks Blog Readers Enjoy Great Movie Ride Meet-Up

Upon arrival at the attraction, our 200 guests were surprised with the news that they weren’t going to “ride” through The Great Movie Ride – instead, they would be walking through the attraction and enjoying a themed dessert party in the “Oz” scene.

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Their “walk” through The Great Movie Ride enabled our guests to view Audio-Animatronics figures up-close, take photos and video in their favorite scenes, and most importantly, make unforgettable memories. They also got to meet some new characters who brought some of the attraction’s scenes to life that night, and enjoyed some Hollywood-themed photo ops at the end.

For a full look inside the event, be sure to check out the video above. For more photos, take a peek at our photo gallery on the Disney Parks Blog Facebook page.


  • Is there any possibility of running a 360° camera through the whole ride before it is completely decommissioned so that it would be available as a VR experience in the future? (or has it already been done?)

  • Emma, thanks for the information! I think I have it set up. (Not familiar with Twitter!)

  • @Barbara, the way that my Florida-based friends do it is they follow the blog on Twitter and have their notifications on their phones set to alert them any time the blog tweets anything (like getting a text message of the tweet). Then they have the opportunity to see it instantly and sign up.

  • I would love to have known about the GMR meet-up. I’m headed to Disney on August 20 but I would have scheduled time earlier for an opportunity to walk through this attraction. So sad to see it go. 🙁

  • Hate to see this attraction go but am excited for the new! One question, I read the blog daily, how am I missing these meet up sign ups?

  • Echoing the sentiments of many, I’m sad to see this attraction go. I have fond memories of it and always enjoyed it. I’m finally bringing my kids out to Florida for a family trip next year and am bummed they won’t get to experience it. I will acknowledge that it’s a bit dated but I’m still sad to see it go.

    At the same time, I’m interested to see what the Mickey roller coaster is going to be like. I’m nervously optimistic for a great new attraction.

    One question I have (and I suspect the answer is somewhere) is whether the facade of the attraction is going to change to be re-themed. It would be a real shame to lose the theatre and the wonderful photo op and aesthetic that it brings.

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