The closing the show had been widely anticipated, as its outdoor theater stands on land tipped for the site of the park's new Star Wars Land. (And the LMA theater was the site of the now-cancelled plans for the east coast version of Cars Land, before that.) The show's final performance will be on April 2.
The Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show was the first Disney World attraction to be imported from the Walt Disney Studios theme park at Disneyland Paris, where it plays under the name, Moteurs Action Stunt Show Spectacular. The stunt show mixes high-speed precision driving with a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into shooting car chases for big-budget action-adventure movies.
Disney today also announced that "nearby locations around Streets of America" also will be closing on April 2. Disney announced last year that The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights that played on the Streets of America during the holidays would close after this past holiday season. As for what might be closing next with the Lights, Motors, Action show, the closest marked locations to the LMA theater are the Studio Catering Co. and Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure, which the Orlando Sentinel confirmed this morning will be the next locations to close, as well.Tweet
LMA always seemed like overkill with the Indy Stunt Show so there are no tears shed from me. It was one of those attractions that you see once and never have to watch again. What I found most annoying about it was the amount of time it took to get in and out of the theater even on an off-peak day. The show, including time to stand in line to get in and to get out of the theater, was close to 90 minutes, longer than we have typically spent for Fantasmic!
Why do they have to close attractions though to build new attractions? It's not like Disney have space problems.
There is absolutely no reason at this point for a guest to spend a non-park hopping admission on DHS, which leaves them stuck in the ever-shrinking park with very little to do. The terrible food options make the decision to hop out even more tantalizing. Unless you're a compulsive re-rider (particularly for TSMM), you could see/ride virtually everything of importance in DHS in 4-6 hours with good FP+ use or on a slow day.
So what do/have we given up as attractions? One major attraction (LMA), one major annual event (Osborne), a show (Capt Jack Sparrow), A Playground (Honey I shrunk the kids), a long past love studio tour, and a museum/theater.
Not a lot of loss, even with a 3 year build out, for what we will be getting. Don't do a slow rebuild that will take forever like in FantasyLand. With this much gone, cut the hours with fewer attractions and power through the construction. There's hard deadlines to meet to maximize the payback:
Star Wars Land front section opening for Star Wars 8 in 2017
Toy Story Land for Toy Story 4 in 2018
The rest of Star Wars Land with Star Wars 9 in 2019
Disney should really fast track the new lands because I wouldn't be suprised if Universal makes an announcement regarding Nintendoland this year once Skull Island opens
Another great idea if you don't want to get a Park Hopper is to use some of the time to go to Disney Springs, it was recently renovated and it is a great use of time!
Also consider: it is not full price unless you only go to WDW for one day but most people get packages or multi-day tickets. If you get 5 days for example, the cost per day is only $63... If you live nearby, the Florida Resident tickets are even more affordable!
And DHS is definitely only worth a 1/2 day until all the expansions are done. Maybe I'll just visit later in the day; do as many of the following attractions as possible: Great Movie Ride, Star Tours, Midway Mania, Tower of Terror, Rock'nRollercoaster; and after you've done those finish it off with Fantasmic. Or you can just use the extra day you would normally use for DHS to do something outside the parks. You could do Disney Springs like Cecilia said; or you can do one of the water parks, or walk around your hotel and see if there's anything interesting to check out.
If 8-10 million will pay money for a half-day park why would Disney comp tickets to cram in 12 million and make a miserable experience for all?
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