Great Movie Ride

87 Days: The Great Movie Ride

Great Movie Ride

The Great Movie Ride is our choice for Day 87 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown

Hello everyone!  Today is Day 87 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown, and for today, we’re heading over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to take a look at the Great Movie Ride!  This attraction is one that, I’ll admit, I wasn’t all that crazy about when I first rode it, but it has definitely grown on me over the years.  The Great Movie Ride takes a look at some of the great movies from the history of filmmaking, all from your vantage point riding in one of the vehicles you would find on a movie set.  It makes for a great experience as you travel through multiple genres of movies, everything from musicals to gangster movies to westerns and on and on.

The Great Movie Ride may be a little dated since it hasn’t changed much over the years, but I still like it.  I often wonder, though, how cool it might become if they were to redo the attraction and turn it into a showcase featuring great Disney and Pixar movies from over the years.  Can you imagine riding in your ride vehicle and going from the Bayou of Louisiana in Princess and the Frog into the woods scene from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and from there over to the woods scene from Beauty and the Beast and ending up over at Rapunzel’s tower in Tangled?  I think that there is so much potential there that it could really explode the popularity of the attraction, but what do you think?  Let me know in the comments, please, and thanks for stopping by today!  I’ll close today by sharing a picture from one famous movie that you might recognize…

Great Movie Ride

What movie is this scene from in the Great Movie Ride?


Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia — The Great Movie Ride!

Welcome back to another edition of Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia as we share a special post of Disney trivia with you!  Along with my co-hosts Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, Jenn from Disney Babies Blog, and Heidi from Heidi’s Head, I’m Mike from My Dreams of Disney!

For today’s trivia, I’m sharing a trivia question that Lou Mongello asked in The Walt Disney World Trivia Book, Volume 2!  This trivia question comes to us from Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and the question is about the Great Movie Ride.  Here is the question:

Female “gangsters” weren’t seen on The Great Movie Ride until _____?

a.) 1990

b.) 1995

c.) 2000

d.) 2003

Did you know…

That only male Cast Members played gangsters during the live-action sequence for The Great Movie Ride’s first 11 years? “Mugsi Tocatta,” the first female gangster, joined in 2000.

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