Attraction spotlight: Lights! Motors! Action! stunt show at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Published: November 28, 2010 at 9:25 PM
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-
ItalianFrench market square in the immense show stadium, set at the end of the Studios' Streets of America.
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.