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Walt Disney World Orlando Sights

Great Movie Ride

  • Amusement Park/Water Park

Updated 04/17/2015

Fodor's Review

At the end of Hollywood Boulevard are the fire-engine-red pagodas of a replica of Graumann's Chinese Theater, where you enter this attraction. The preshow queue snakes through a screening room with continuously running clips from Mary Poppins, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Singin' in the Rain, Fantasia, and, of course, Casablanca. Turner Classic Movies recently collaborated with Disney to refresh the attraction's preshow; TCM host Robert Osborne offers insights into famous film moments of the silver screen in a preride video. Once you board the ride, Disney cast members dressed as 1920s newsboys (and girls) steer past a Hollywood Hills backdrop as you begin this tour of cinematic climaxes—with a little help from Audio-Animatronics, scrim, smoke, and Disney magic. Along the way you'll see Gene Kelly "Singin' in the Rain" as he clutches that immortal lamppost and Mary Poppins with her umbrella as her sooty admirers reprise "Chim-Chim-Cher-ee." A gangland shoot-out with James

Cagney in Public Enemy is just around the corner. Gangsters or Western gunslingers (it depends on which tram you board) hijack your tram and whisk you off to a showdown. You'll meet some slimy characters from Alien—look up for truly scary stuff—before rolling onto the snake-ridden set of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, where your hijacker attempts to steal an idol. We won't give away the scene stealer here.

Keep an eye out as Tarzan swings into action and Bogey bids Bergman goodbye with a "Here's looking at you, kid" by the plane to Lisbon. You'll know you're not in Kansas anymore with the Yellow Brick Road finale and the cackling imprecations by the Wicked Witch of the West. Remember to check out Dorothy's tornado-tossed house—you might spot the ruby slippers. The TCM-curated postshow video features an updated montage of famous film moments. For people with disabilities: You may remain in your wheelchair or ECV. Handheld captioning and audio description available. The sounds and effects on this ride might scare service animals, so check with a cast member before boarding. FastPass+ is now offered, or you could stop here while waiting out another attraction appointment.

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Sight Information

Address:

Hollywood Blvd., Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, United States

Sight Details:

  • Duration: 22 mins. Crowds: Moderate. Audience: All but Very Young Kids.

Updated 04/17/2015

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