Great Movie Ride Redo
Walt Disney World:
How would you want to see the Great Movie Ride redone?
How I would want to see TGMR redone:
New ride system (Omnimover maybe?) with NO GUIDES!!
Not in 3D
No ending montage but something special instead (you guys decide how it should end)
Mostly sets and AA's (keep the video screens on the downlow)
New scenes depending on how many rights Disney can get (preferably Star Wars) (not sure about Wizard of Oz)
Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.
I'd have 2 different options:
Footlight Parade- Replace with My Fair Lady
Singin in the Rain- Keep, just fix Gene Kelly
Mary Poppins- Keep
The Public Enemy- Replace with The Godfather (gangster take over stays)
Alien- replace with Empire Strikes Back
Raiders of the Lost Ark- Keep
Horror- Replace with A Nightmare on Elm Street
Tarzan Lord of the Apes: replace with Planet of the Apes
Fantasia: Turn it into a Disney animated room with Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Cinderella, and a real Fantasia, not a screen.
Wizard of Oz- Keep
Make it a Disney Great Movie Ride. I'll add details later.
From David L.
Posted August 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM
I think Just new scenes, but keep the guides. They really make the ride fun (or in one case of my many rides, make the ride just OK). Keep it to AAs and sets.
I don't think there's a horror scene in the ride (I think it's just an extension of the Indiana Jones scene).
There is a horror part right after your host comes back.
What's in the horror scene?
From David L.
Posted August 5, 2012 at 8:46 PM
It's just an extension of the Indy section.
From Tim W
Posted August 5, 2012 at 9:25 PM
I agree with the absence of the ending montage, that is the worst ending to the ride.
Skeletons are in the horror scene. Look it up on you tube.
Couldn't the Alien scene be considered horror?
Yes, but it is considered Sci-Fi.
Ive ridden it before just forgot thanks.
Surely they really don't need an Empire Strikes Back scene in a theme park that already has a full ride dedicated to the Star Wars franchise.
I wish the scenes were more immersive, rather than like watching a movie. I like the hosts, but don't like when they become part of the scene (don't know if I explained that well), like in the gangster scene.
The Alien part is probably my favourite part and if they did take it out of The Great Movie Ride, I would hope that they could make a whole ride devoted to any/all of the Alien films. There's a Prometheus sequel in the pipeline, so it would make sense.
What about Indiana Jones? It has a show in the park, so I don't see what the problem is.
Caroline there is a long complicated story behind the alien franchise coming to disney.
This is slightly irrelevant, but I'm pretty sure Disney gave me my fear of aliens:
1) Traumatized by GMR? (still scared of the Alien scene)
2) Left hysterically crying after ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter... On my birthday.
I wouldn't get rid of the live actors! They are part of the magic!
From Tim W
Posted August 6, 2012 at 8:05 PM
Bryce, I completely agree with you about Alien. Unless you like those kind of movies, the scene is quite grotesque and scary.
Yeah, when I went on last week, I closed my eyes and ears. It's horrifying. But I also love things like Halloween Horror Nights....
.... unless there's an alien walk-through ....
The Xenomorph doesn't scare me, but then again I've never seen the one that pops out from the ceiling.
Oh god, just talking about it makes me feel like its somewhere near me. Normally the humanoid aliens are the ones that scare me, but the xenomorph does too...
Due to the fact that Alien is rated R, I don't think Disney would want an R-rated movie in their own parks. I think Indy should stay, but Star Wars and Avatar should be added.
I'd also like to hear that suggestion about the all-Disney Great Movie Ride.
Fox gave Dosney rights to build an entire Alien attraction in Magic Kingdom. It would of been similar to Alien Encounter..
I like the guides. I've always wanted to be one, myself. That just seems like the kind of thing I'd enjoy doing, since I'm great at improv.
From Tim W
Posted August 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM
The guides are fine and all, but I think it would make each visit special if they didn't stick to a strict script. That goes the same with jungle cruise as well. I always enjoy the people who bring their own personality into their performance, going the extra mile. I think this is something that should be encouraged by Disney.
The script definitely needs to be spiced up a bit. It's sad that after three rides, I have the whole spiel down.
The gangsters change up the lines when I ride, up the tour guides don't.
The gangsters change up the lines when I ride, but the tour guides don't.
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