Keep The Great Movie Ride Open at Hollywood Studios
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The Great Movie Ride is a park staple, a Disney-fanatics "Top 5 Favorite", and is the last original attraction from when Disney "MGM Studios" opened on May 1, 1989. GMR was the inspiration for the parks opening as Michael Eisner and Marty Sklar decided that it was strong enough to carry it's own park, and not go to Epcot!
The Great Movie Ride gives passage to decades worth of cinematic adventures to be brought to life, for songs to be recognized by the older, and sang by the young! Riding through scenes from Alien and Raiders of the Lost Ark, all the way back to Footlight Parade and Mary Poppins! Watching the movie reel play at the end, showcasing some of the industries best movies has shown generations that there are more to the movies than what we know in our own decades!
As much as the park has changed, giving way for Star Wars land and Toy Story Rides, The Great Movie Ride was a magnificent adventure that my parents shared with my sister and me and one that I've shared with my daughter. We loved riding this with our parents, to the point that my sister ended up working on this ride a few years back. It was such an amazing experience watching her narrate the entire ride, back before Robert Osborne took the reins, and my daughters little eyes light up! My little one was enamored the last time we were there to learn that all the actors and actresses really came to push their hands down into that cement outside of the recreation of the Chinese Theater.
I know that my personal sentiments about the ride won't convince Walt Disney World to keep it open, and I understand we only have until August 13th, but let's keep this iconic attraction in motion! Share your memories, write your reasons, so that we can watch the joy on our children's children faces as they view this ride time and time again!
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