Great Movie Ride - what would you change?

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  1. mixitup1979

    mixitup1979 Earning My Ears

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    I would like a Star Wars section being added..
     
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  3. flightdave82

    flightdave82 Mouseketeer

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    I tend to disagree. You have 4 parks all dedicated already to Disney animated films. I like that for this one ride it brings you into the world of different movies. Especially the Alien scene and the Wizard of Oz... I also love watching video montauges (spelled right???). So at the end of the right I like to watch the short video clip
     
  4. disneyworld1977

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    I am not saying make it scary or not to but they do have It's Tough to be a Bug at AK and some people complain about it but it's there.

    But back to the subject at hand, which I may have posted before on this one, but they could probably change a few sections or just enhance some existing ones with newer technology to make it a little more "cool". I still enjoy it though as it is.
     
  5. flightdave82

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    Sorry if it sounded like I was disagreeing with you. I'm all in favor of enhancing some areas and making things alittle scarier. I was just pointing out that if they did make it scarier parents will complain.
     
  6. disneyworld1977

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    10-4 no problemo ;)
     
  7. RAPstar

    RAPstar <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=darko

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    I know it won't happen, but I'd love to see The Muppet Movie Ride Disney had in development before Henson died come to light, either as a replacement or in a new building by the 3-D movie. Hey, a guy can dream right?
     
  8. glvsav37

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    I think a lot of GMR is getting outdated. Not that the scenes are not worthy to feature, but they take up sooooo much space, you could really retool that area and get more in per sq/ft.

    As others mentioned, new ride vehicles could help enhance the experience. Not sure if it is continuous smaller vehicles or something else, but something that forces you to focus in one direction opens up a lot of real estate to pack more in.

    But on to the main focus of GMR overall. I think the film industry as a whole has transformed so much. And when you think of great films like Gone with the wind, alien and even the original Star Wars, they did much "magic" behind the camera to make the film epic. I would love to see a narrative of how MAKING the movie has changed and evolved over time.

    For example, starting with a GwtW or Wizard of Oz and show the camera operator on the crane (sorry bit sure what it is called) as part of the overall scene. Showing the creation of it

    Move to a Star Wars where model makers are setting up the Death Star model on a green screen and a side area where a screen shows the final shot.

    Then we move toward more modern movies where we show animators creating some canned CGI or acting like an Andy Serkis type actor in motion capture suits.

    Overall, you could put CM "actors" into each scene to keep the interactive feel of the ride as it is now. Maybe as a director in a classic movie scene, an actor against a green screen in a modern scene.

    The ride vehicle could have AV technology in it that helps support the scene, either by showing a final clip o the movie, or illustrating some behind the scenes footage. As well as narrate the story from start to finish.

    Just my $0.02.

    Edit to say: any time I said gone with the wind, just change it in your mind to read "Casablanca". I always get the 2 confused. :)
     
  9. flightdave82

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    hmmm you have a good idea for a ride. However (and my opinion only) is that your idea to me would make it feel like a "universal studios ride". It actually reminds me of the Earthquake ride. Before the main experience guests walk through and watch how they shot several of the scenes in the movie. They show you the scale models they used in the movie (just like how star wars would be according to your plan) and several guests get to actually be stars in the scenes. They even have some guests stand in front of a green screen where they throw in some GCI on the monitor.

    just my 2c
     
  10. zpbarn01

    zpbarn01 Earning My Ears

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    100% agree about Star Wars. A quick refurb until they can build a land devoted to the franchise. Capitalize on the upcoming new movies. I'd also like to see Avengers. Older films I would say Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. There is some nostalgia for that movie in the Studios.
     
  11. Friendly Frog

    Friendly Frog DIS veteran with a mouse on her back.

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    I am all for getting rid of the current tour guide changing bit. I think it distracts from the rest of the ride.

    It is not a problem with me if the changes are more like the Universal Disaster attraction. I love that ride and the Musion Eyeliner technology is great! ( Same thing Disney uses now in the Legend of Captain Jack attraction.)

    I would like to see more interactive stuff in the Studios like Green Screens that put you in your favorite movie. Even turning the Great Movie Ride set into an interactive walk through for photo ops would be cool.
     
  12. airplanegod

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    Remove that large hat in front of the building. I would like to see the Chinese Theater as I enter the park...
     
  13. kalee45

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    I love the GMR and I torture my famliy with it everytime we go! I agree that the line could easily be updated. What did they do with all that stuff from the lame Narnia exhibit anyway? They could easily add a Narnia scene complete with cold temps and snow! :cool1: I agree that the CM's that are in the car can make or break your experience and I hate the canned chatter in the classic scenes! If there was a way to change up how your captured CM returns similar to how you get either cowboy or gangster...just so some aspect changes a bit each time. With the clips at the end, we always play a game of who-can-identify-the-most-actors/movies, my DD15 is becoming an old film buff bcuz she wants to win!:rotfl:
     
  14. Cobra B.

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    Love Alien. Possibly the scariest movie ever. But it's old, tired and kids have zero connection to it. Change the entire section to Star Wars. :darth: Can't be that hard, you own the franchise now.
     
  15. akadada

    akadada Doin' It All for My Baby.

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    I agree 100 % except I would add !!!! at the end
     
  16. Rekenna

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    Believe it or not GMR is DS7's favorite! He would be bummed if it changed and he doesn't even know half of the movie references in the ride. He would like it to be longer though. ;) We have watched GMR many times on youtube.
     
  17. SpacePlace

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    Maybe they can add some new stuff for the upcoming Oz movie, which looks like it's going to be awesome.
     
  18. Let'sGoFlyAKite

    Let'sGoFlyAKite Feeding my Disney Obsession

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    I think an addition of "Forrest Gump" (that musical score is always so touching), "Gladiator" (obviously NOT a part where someone is getting their head chopped off...lol, But I CAN picture Russel Crowe 'victoriously' standing there in the coliseum with the crowd cheering and rose petals coming down upon him) And ANY scene from Star Wars 4-6 would be AMAZING!!
     
  19. anthony2k7

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    completely agree!

    Some kind of muppet studio tour or something would be fantastic! - and fit in well with their current policy of bringing attractions in line with current disney branding to boost merch sales.
     
  20. SpacePlace

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    I think you are right, they will probably change this to Star Wars. Aliens is by far the scariest part of the ride, might be holding back some younger ones from going on it. Good call.
     
  21. DisneyF4

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    The only thing I'd do to change this ride is remove it. We think it's the most boring ride in HWS.
     

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