BACKSTORY (May 1, 1989–August 13, 2017): The Great Movie Ride was a dark ride that took guests through scenes from famous films throughout motion picture history. The ride was located inside a recreation of the famous Hollywood landmark Grauman's Chinese Theatre at Disney's Hollywood Studios Theme Park.
The Great Movie Ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park is an attraction for all ages that celebrates Hollywood and the history of film. The thrill begins when you enter the full-scale reproduction of Hollywood's historic Grauman's Chinese Theatre. As you wander through the lobby of the theater, check out the rotating exhibit of costumes, props and set pieces on display, which may include a pair of Dorothy's ruby slippers from the classic The Wizard of Oz. Then you're ushered onto The Great Movie Ride for a journey that'll put you in the middle of the action from gritty gangster flicks of the 1930s to the adventure of contemporary classics such as Raiders of the Lost Ark—and provide a few surprises along the way, too! Through the use of film footage, special effects and nearly 50 lifelike Audio-Animatronic replicas of legendary movie stars, some of the most memorable moments in motion picture history are recreated, including scenes from:
Alien, Casablanca, Fantasia, Mary Poppins, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Singin' in the Rain, Tarzan the Ape Man, The Public Enemy, The Wizard of Oz