Attraction spotlight: Lights! Motors! Action! stunt show at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Written by Robert Niles
Have you ever visited a theme park, then realized afterward, "I can't believe I missed [fill-in-the-blank]!"?Tweet
Well, for years, that was me with the Lights! Motors! Action! auto stunt show at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida. No matter how many times I visited the Studios, I never managed to make my way over to see this show.
So, when I visited Disney's Hollywood Studios earlier this month during my latest trip to Orlando, I made seeing Lights! Motors! Action! my top priority.
Theme Park Insider readers consistently have rated LMA among their favorite live theme park shows, and I now see why. The show opens with a stunning "car ballet" sequence, as multiple cars spin, whip and slide within inches of each other across a faux-
After the sequence, keeping with the park's movie studio theme, stunt coordinators emerge to break down the sequence, explaining how stunt drivers can make their cars do seemingly impossible things - such as drive backward at speed, even jumping a ramp in reverse.
I won't spoil the tricks for you in this post, but I will leave you with a sample of the action from later in the show:
Each sequence brings out the stunt team for an explanation, wrapping up with a film clip of the stunt sequences, edited together into a "final cut" action scene, which segues into the explosive live grand finale. (See the photo, above.)
Given my love for the whine of high-performance engines and the smell of burning rubber, I can't believe I missed this show as many times as I did. But I'm glad that I finally fixed that mistake.
I'd love to hear your take on Lights! Motors! Action!, in the comments.
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