Rumor: The Great Movie Ride closing for good?

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  1. KingdomHearts

    KingdomHearts Married in Disney July 6th, 2006

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    When we were on our way to MGM, this past trip, our boat driver told us that when MGM becomes Disney Studios that they might tear down The Great Movie Ride. I would be so upset if they did this, I love that ride. For us it is a must do on every trip! Has any one else heard this rumor? Please tell me this is not true!!
     
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  3. GrumpyFamilyof5

    GrumpyFamilyof5 DIS Veteran

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    :scared1: :eek:
    noooooooooo...................
    the very first time I ever went to MGM I went on the Great Movie Ride with my grandparents. My grandmother kept telling me about it and couldn't wait until I saw it, she new how much I liked the Wizard of Oz.
    Last year I didn't get a chance to go on it, I'll be so sad if I never get the chance again....:sad1:
     
  4. eeyoresnr

    eeyoresnr DIS Veteran

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    I hope this is NOT true...it is a must do for us on every trip...we will be sad if they close it:sad1:
     
  5. KatMark

    KatMark DIS Veteran

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    I hadn't heard that and hope it is not true. But I do believe it needs a major updating...it is getting kind of old.
     
  6. disneyaggie

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    Oh my stars . . . I certainly hope not! That is one of my favorite rides. That would totally shock me if this were true.
     
  7. WDWFreak200

    WDWFreak200 Mouseketeer

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    I really hope they do not close GMR!! It is one of my favorite attractions at DHS.
     
  8. darby01_2007

    darby01_2007 Hskpg Coordinator

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    I hope it isn't true!!!
     
  9. darby01_2007

    darby01_2007 Hskpg Coordinator

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    I hope it isn't true!!!
     
  10. Brian_WDW74

    Brian_WDW74 <font color=red>Theme Parks Co-Moderator<br><font Moderator

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    Boat driver rumors are about as reliable as bus driver rumors. In other words, not very. :)
     
  11. DebbieB

    DebbieB DIS Veteran

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    A Villans ride has been rumored for years.
     
  12. FigNewton

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    Probably not true, but I would like to take this moment to compliment you on your excellent choice of screen name. :D
     
  13. dmslush

    dmslush <font color="navy">If you don't let your dog poop

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    LOL, on our way to Animal Kingdom this evening, the bus driver told everyone that the park was open until 11pm:rotfl:
     
  14. Lizcakes

    Lizcakes Mouseketeer

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    :scared1: :scared1: :scared1: Noooooooooooooooo!!! My FAVE!!!!!!!!!

    Let's hope this particular bus driver was talking through his bus driver's hat.
     
  15. miranda1979

    miranda1979 doing the donald in 09 :)

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    We had lunch with an imagineer and he said yes the name will change but they are not going to get rid of the great movie ride.
     
  16. ChrisFL

    ChrisFL Disney/Universal Fan and MALE

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    There was talk several years ago of taking out the GMR and replacing it with a super high-tech attraction using CAVE technology (seen partially in the interative Pirates game at DisneyQuest)

    That never came to be, so GMR was saved. I do think, from hearing other rumors that it may get a major overhaul with new scenes, but dont think they'll be tearing it out...it is basically THE ride that MGM/Hollywood Studios was built around

    Little known that the GMR was originally going to be just another EPCOT ride before they saw Universal was coming along and decided to try to build a park around it.
     
  17. mom2taylorandemily

    mom2taylorandemily Not so patiently waiting our next trip to Disney..

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    OMG!!!! NOOOOOOoooooo!!!!!! This is my family's favorite ride at MGM!!!!!
     
  18. BelleBeast

    BelleBeast OKW Owner and Proud of It!!

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    If they close this attraction - they mind as well close "the park"!!

    My family will boycott! It could use some updates again though.
     
  19. Twinprincesses

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    I would be so angry. It is a boring ride but a classic. It is what the studios is all about!!
     
  20. MomofCKJ

    MomofCKJ <font color=teal>I just lost steam at about 5 minu

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    I would not like to see it go but I think it is in desperate need of a facelift.

    Allyson
     
  21. wdwdancerwannabe

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    I wonder if Disney comes down on CM's who "leak" out info like that - whether it's true or not.

    I'm really surprised that they don't get in trouble for that.
     

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