The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Great Movie Ride, the beloved Walt Disney World attraction that opened with the Hollywood Studios (then Disney-MGM Studios) theme park back in 1989, is closing its doors forever this weekend. On August 13, to be specific. Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, the first Disney theme park attraction built around Mickey Mouse, will take its place.

Like many iconic Disney attractions, The Great Movie Ride holds a special place place in the heart of countless visitors, but it was always a favorite amongst film buffs. The /Film crew has gathered to pour one out for this legendary attraction in its final days. Join Jacob Hall, Josh Spiegel, Peter Sciretta, Dalin Rowell, and Joshua Meyer as they discuss why this attraction won them over, how it broke their hearts, and what this means for the future of Disney theme parks in general.

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Disney Star Wars Weekend 2012 7

We all knew that Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando Florida is undergoing a major reworking. The Sorcerer’s hat has been removed, the studio tour has been shut down, The Art of Animation will be closing, and there are many rumors about what is yet to change in the movie-themed Disney-owned amusement park.

Now we hear that the Disney board may have approved a $3 billion overhaul of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which could eventually include a larger Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Pixar presence. Details after the jump.
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