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Great Movie Ride Redo

Walt Disney World: How would you want to see the Great Movie Ride redone?

From Christopher Sturniolo
Posted August 5, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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.

From Dominick D
Posted August 5, 2012 at 1:07 PM
I'd have 2 different options:

OPTION 1:

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)
Western- Keep
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
Casablanca: Keep
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

OPTION 2:

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.

From Christopher Sturniolo
Posted August 5, 2012 at 6:44 PM
I don't think there's a horror scene in the ride (I think it's just an extension of the Indiana Jones scene).

From Dominick D
Posted August 5, 2012 at 7:07 PM
There is a horror part right after your host comes back.

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted August 5, 2012 at 8:45 PM
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.

From Dominick D
Posted August 6, 2012 at 7:08 AM
Skeletons are in the horror scene. Look it up on you tube.

From Andy Milito
Posted August 6, 2012 at 7:48 AM
Couldn't the Alien scene be considered horror?

From Dominick D
Posted August 6, 2012 at 9:24 AM
Yes, but it is considered Sci-Fi.

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted August 6, 2012 at 1:30 PM
Ive ridden it before just forgot thanks.

From Caroline Davis
Posted August 6, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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.

From Dominick D
Posted August 6, 2012 at 2:23 PM
What about Indiana Jones? It has a show in the park, so I don't see what the problem is.

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted August 6, 2012 at 7:15 PM
Caroline there is a long complicated story behind the alien franchise coming to disney.

From Bryce McGibeny
Posted August 6, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted August 6, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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.

From Bryce McGibeny
Posted August 6, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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 ....

From Dominick D
Posted August 6, 2012 at 8:16 PM
The Xenomorph doesn't scare me, but then again I've never seen the one that pops out from the ceiling.

From Bryce McGibeny
Posted August 6, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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...

From Christopher Sturniolo
Posted August 6, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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.

From Christopher Sturniolo
Posted August 6, 2012 at 8:47 PM
I'd also like to hear that suggestion about the all-Disney Great Movie Ride.

From Dominick D
Posted August 6, 2012 at 9:01 PM
Fox gave Dosney rights to build an entire Alien attraction in Magic Kingdom. It would of been similar to Alien Encounter..

From Eric Malone
Posted August 7, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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.

From James Trexen
Posted August 7, 2012 at 1:22 PM
The script definitely needs to be spiced up a bit. It's sad that after three rides, I have the whole spiel down.

From Dominick D
Posted August 7, 2012 at 1:46 PM
The gangsters change up the lines when I ride, up the tour guides don't.

From Dominick D
Posted August 7, 2012 at 1:46 PM
The gangsters change up the lines when I ride, but the tour guides don't.

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