Disney To Close The Great Movie Ride, Build Mickey & Minnie Ride In Its Place
Disney World is closing its famed Great Movie Ride in August and replacing it with Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.
DISNEY CLOSING THE GREAT MOVIE RIDE
The Great Movie Ride opened at the part in 1989 and took riders on an 18-minute adventure through the history of MGM. The tour began at the gates of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, and featured multiple famous movie cameos from The Public Enemy to Raiders of the Lost Ark.
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The ride will officially close on Aug. 13 and be replaced by a ride solely focused on Disney’s most classic characters. This will be the first ride-through-attraction entirely made about Mickey and Minnie Mouse. “Our most classic of our classic characters, Mickey and Minnie, are getting their own state-of-the-art major family attraction with a new story and singable and lovable theme song,” says Kevin Rafferty, a park Imagineer. “And that song is already stuck in my head! …You know how the Mickey shorts have a very stylized and flat design? What we’re doing is flat-out bringing to life that flat world in an unbelievably un-flat but flat-looking way. Make sense?” he joked to the crowd.
Mickey Mouse was created by Walt Disney in 1928 and forever changed the face of entertainment. “We often think of something Walt said when he encouraged us to never lose sight of one thing – it all was started by a mouse,” the speaker said.
Check out the announcement of the new ride below.