Will there ever be a Great Movie Ride update/refurb?
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What are everyone's thoughts/opinions on The Great Movie Ride ...
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Will there ever be a Great Movie Ride update/refurb?
My apologies if this topic has been touched on before, but...
What are everyone's thoughts/opinions on The Great Movie Ride at HS? I get when that park opened as Disney MGM Studios, there was this idea to pay tribute to the "Golden Age" of movies. But, now...it just seems out of place. I mean, when is the last time any of us has watched a James Cagney gangster film. I can't even name one. Yes, there are some nods to Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, and Casablanca. But, I think it has had its run and Disney should do something else there. Particularly, too, that this is so close to Pixar Place.
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Bite your tongue! I hope they do not replace GMR! We love this ride, and truthfully it's nostalgic. Although I am only in my 30's, I love black and white movies. Disney did add some movie quotes at the end of the ride. What they do need to do is make sure the "guides" are good ones, and not boring. There were quite a few of them that made the ride more boring, it would have been better if they didn't do their thing.
There have been times that some of the GMR Animatronics, including the Alien, have been inoperative.
Overall, I doubt the facade of GMR is likely to change. It's still Disney's Hollywood Studios, and the Chinese Theater is a Hollywood icon. Inside? There's a generation that simply will not watch black and white films. It's not part of their cultural background. So, Public Enemy with James Cagney is meaningless. The Godfather, however, would be a phenomenal replacement - far more universally known and appreciated. I never liked Alien, so a replacement wouldn't bug me. I'd much rather one of the bugs from Men in Black. Traditionally, though, Disney's solution has been to modify that final film. Unfortunately, the list of Hollywood's greatest hits only gets longer. At some point a total remake could be more effective than a re-cut.
The other alternative is to gut the attraction entirely, in favor of a new Great Movie Ride utilizing 3D, motion simulation, and the like. Would anyone object to that?
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We always do this ride each trip. I like that new generations are shown some movies that they might never have seen. It might peak their interest and they'll find themselves looking for the oldies on Netflix. I know at least one Passporter LOVES James Cagney and has watched his movies frequently and she's young.
I don't mind makeovers, but I think the general gist of this attraction should remain if it happens.
Interesting idea and if it involved motion simulation, I may object, as we don't do too well with that. That's part of why I love Disney, there are so many rides we can easily do with no restrictions.
I also would object to the 3-D motion simulation. They already killed Star Tours for me so I can barely ride it once a trip (I can do rollercoasters, tea cups, anything else, but 3-D simulation? Nope.); I would if they did it to GMR.
I seem to be in the minority here, but my family and I find that ride boooring. But, hey, that keeps the line shorter for those who love it, so everyone's happy!
I would like to see an update, but think how expensive it would be to get rights from the different studios, unless they stayed with their own film vaults. Actually, that would be pretty cool, Disney/Pixar/Touchstone pictures are usually pretty good....
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I guess I lie somewhere in the middle. I appreciate that there are classics in there, but it could use some help in my opinion. If they were able to keep a few of the classics and build up to a more modern last half, that would be ideal... to me
That is always a favorite for us, is it one of those thriller rides we look forward too, no...but it is something we do every trip. A nice relaxing break from running around and we never tire of it. Could it use some updates...probably, but I would miss it if they took it away entirely.