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Confirmed! Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway replacing The Great Movie Ride

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  • #31
    I don't see why they can't put this in the Animation Courtyard. GMR needs a complete update but not a replacement. Use scenes families are familiar with today with a few classics. The ride lost it's soul a while ago in fairness, as all my rides have featured sleepy riders. At least one person in my party always falls asleep. I'm going to miss the Wicked Witch, as I always thought she was a live actor at first glance.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Grizzlyhead View Post
      Still don't get why they're basing it off the New Mickey Mouse shorts as knowing how TV works who knows if people will even remember it in 50-60 years.
      It's replacing a ride that hasn't even been there for 30 years. In fact, until 2021, nothing in WDW will even be 50 years old. And think of all the attractions that have closed over the last 45+ years.(sometimes more than one in the same footprint).
      They're probably not concerned about anything that far into the future.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by PlutoHasFleas View Post
        Ooo, ouch, this one is going to sting.

        Wouldn't be the worst thing if we got an attraction that took us through the history of Mickey Mouse. He is almost 100. It would be one heck of a journey.

        However, it would be truly sad if we lost this classic attraction.

        I'm really torn on this. I love TGMR, but it is incredibly dated. Most of the movies are just really old. I mean I am 30, and I have never seen 80% of the movies in the attraction (Footlight Parade, Singin' In The Rain, The Public Enemy, A Fistful of Dollars, The Searchers, Alien, Tarzan, or Casablanca).
        You should watch more movies then. It's about celebrating the history of Hollywood so old and classic movies should be represented

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        • #34
          Originally posted by 9oldmen View Post

          It's replacing a ride that hasn't even been there for 30 years. In fact, until 2021, nothing in WDW will even be 50 years old. And think of all the attractions that have closed over the last 45+ years.(sometimes more than one in the same footprint).
          They're probably not concerned about anything that far into the future.
          Even 10-20 years into the future will kids know what these shorts are maybe they'll become classics. I don't know.
          Originally posted by micromind
          Grizzlyhead has never been to DL. In fact, he has never even left the house he was born in. He believes the outside world is nothing more than a grand fairy tale.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by BlAcKoUt510 View Post
            I don't see why they can't put this in the Animation Courtyard. GMR needs a complete update but not a replacement. Use scenes families are familiar with today with a few classics. The ride lost it's soul a while ago in fairness, as all my rides have featured sleepy riders. At least one person in my party always falls asleep. I'm going to miss the Wicked Witch, as I always thought she was a live actor at first glance.
            I'm with you 100% on this. DHS has so few attractions as it is...The Great Movie Ride was the headliner for the park when it first opened, in fact, only one of two rides that it had in the first place on opening day! It just needs some updating but it's still a really great ride. Heck, if it's about rights, couldn't they just update the scenes with some of the major IPs that Disney has purchased over the past several years? Throw some Lucasfilm and Marvel in there and you're as good as gold.

            I had always hoped that DCA would at some point get its own version of TGMR, but now it looks like that will never happen...




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            • #36
              I'll miss this attraction.

              (Just another link confirming that it's closing.)
              http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news...D=ansmsnnews11

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              • #37
                I have no problem with a Mickey Mouse ride replacing The Great Movie Ride, but I do wish it would be more of a ride through classic Mickey shorts rather than it being based on the new Mickey shorts. They're ok, but don't hold a candle to classic Mickey!

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                • #38
                  I never understood the concept of 'the great movie ride' Are we stepping inside of the movies? Are we observing the movies being filmed? it was just weird to me and sort of lifeless. Good riddance!
                  Jim in Merced CA - former cast member at Walt Disney World, Walt Disney Imagineering and Disneyland.

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                  • #39
                    It's closing this Sunday. Any teeth gnashing?
                    Jim in Merced CA - former cast member at Walt Disney World, Walt Disney Imagineering and Disneyland.

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                    • #40
                      I'm kinda glad that the GMR was never upgraded and became the Great Cross Promotion Movie Ride like can you imagine if they replaced the Casablanca scene with one based on High School Musical or something. I mean at it was the park with the American Idol Experience. I'm glad it's going away without being used as a billboard for the next movie in theaters.
                      Originally posted by micromind
                      Grizzlyhead has never been to DL. In fact, he has never even left the house he was born in. He believes the outside world is nothing more than a grand fairy tale.

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                      • #41
                        Personally, I find this heartbreaking. Sure, The Great Movie Ride wasn't everyone's cup of tea, but to me it captured the pure essence of what the Studio theme park was supposed to be: A celebration of the history, spectacle, and magic of the movies.
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