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Old 07-03-2013, 08:59 PM   #1
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I'm only asking because...

I was wondering if anybody knows anything about a possible replacement for one of my personal favorites, The Great Movie Ride. I only ask because we were there last week, and noticed that TGMR now features Fastpass Plus.

I'm just saying that I never thought that The Great Movie Ride would require a Fastpass, and it never used a regular fastpass. However, could they be adding FP to the building and maybe putting a new attraction in there?

Sad because this is one of my favorites, and my first ever Disney attraction, but I thought that I would throw it out there to see if anyone had something to say about this.
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With the advent of FASTPASS PLUS, Disney has added a number of attractions that were not previously FASTPASS attractions. This increases how many attractions are available to guests picking their FASTPASS attractions from home.

If Disney ever decides to close The Great Movie Ride in favor of a new attraction in that location, chances are it will be a two-year process. Any new attraction in that location is likely to have FASTPASS PLUS because it's new. There would be plenty of time to integrate FASTPASS PLUS into the new attraction queue.

If anything, I would take the introduction of FASTPASS PLUS to The Great Movie Ride as an indication that the current ride is going to stay around for the foreseeable future.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:13 PM   #3
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With the advent of FASTPASS PLUS, Disney has added a number of attractions that were not previously FASTPASS attractions. This increases how many attractions are available to guests picking their FASTPASS attractions from home.

If Disney ever decides to close The Great Movie Ride in favor of a new attraction in that location, chances are it will be a two-year process. Any new attraction in that location is likely to have FASTPASS PLUS because it's new. There would be plenty of time to integrate FASTPASS PLUS into the new attraction queue.

If anything, I would take the introduction of FASTPASS PLUS to The Great Movie Ride as an indication that the current ride is going to stay around for the foreseeable future.
I agree completely with this.
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:57 PM   #4
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Thank you both for your opinions and insight.

I love The Great Movie Ride and it was my first Disney attraction.

I'm very happy to hear this, because I had read that a new Star Wars dark ride attraction was planned to replace TGMR.
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:39 PM   #5
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Thank you both for your opinions and insight.

I love The Great Movie Ride and it was my first Disney attraction.

I'm very happy to hear this, because I had read that a new Star Wars dark ride attraction was planned to replace TGMR.
There are a ton of Star Wars based rumors floating around ever since Disney started their Star Wars Weekends, and they've gone into high gear since the Lucasfilm Acquisition. I wouldn't put too much stock in any of the rumors at this point.


And as the previous posters mention, Disney has been going around and throwing Fastpass Plus onto a TON of attractions which don't really need it (and even hacking up some classic shows in order to be fit FP+ and additional showtimes in), all in the name of padding the fastpass availability to be used by the new system. I see it as equal parts Advertising/driving guests to less popular attractions, Helping further direct guest flow thru the parks by telling them to ride xxx attraction at certain times, and useless additions to help inflate the system and make it seem like a bigger deal for those who aren't familiar with the parks and the number crunchers.
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:48 PM   #6
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It might be possible that disney will be updateing the ride, adding in some recent films, just saying some of the older ones are just that old,
still one of my favoite rides.
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