Great Movie Ride
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|At A Glance
||Classic - must see despite
long though fast moving queues....
The Great Movie Ride is a 22 minute attraction,
that takes place in a full scale reproduction of Mann's Chinese
One of the more popular attractions, the Great Movie
Ride has a very large queueing area, which starts outside, and
continues through a relatively large lobby area inside the building
itself. It's usually a constantly moving queue though, so as with
some of the other attractions at the MGM Studios, a long queue
doesn't necessarily mean a lengthy wait, although from the entrance
to the theatre to loading into the ride vehicles the wait is probably
around 25-minutes in duration.
During the attraction guests load into a reasonably
large and slow moving vehicle after which they're slowly taken
around the inside of the building on a winding track, past dioramas
depcting some of the classing film sequences of the more well
known Hollywood movies.
It starts with a replay of the "By a Waterfall"
scene from Busby Berkley's Footlight Parade, after which
Gene Kelly's classic performance from Singin' in the Rain
complete with rain (though the ride vehicle remains dry), followed
by a classic sequence from Mary Poppins.
Next in line is one of two scenes, dependng on which
route the ride vehicle follows, else a classic sequence from Public
Enemy complete with James Cagney. and a live-action sequence
to add a little unexpected twist to the ride, or if the alternate
route is taken through a western town, the scene includes John
Wayne on horseback, keeping an eye on some bank robbers in the
process of dynamiting a safe.
The next (classic) scene from "Alien", in
a relatively dark setting may be upsetting for young and/or small
children, though it's not half as scary as Alien Encounter.
The ride concludes with the farewell scene from Casablanca,
followed by a final classic scene from The Wizard of Oz.
Overall it's not a particularly thrilling ride, but
it is one of the classic Disney Studios attractions, and is worth