While not a typical trip report, I thought I would take the opportunity to share some of my favorite photos from the recently closed Great Movie Ride at Walt Disney World. The Great Movie Ride opened with Disney-MGM Studios on May 1, 1989 and was an incredibly detailed attraction that took you into the movies.
As the name suggested, each attraction scene featured animatronics of movie stars in their most famous roles. The Imagineers went to great lengths to make sure every detail was perfect from filling the scenes with props to dressing the animatronics in clothes actually worn by the star(s) represented in the scene. Photographically, I think the level of detail is what made The Great Movie Ride so much fun to shoot.
With the recent closing of the Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, I thought I’d share one of my favorite photos of the ride. The cowboy scene was always impressive with the explosion and actual fire in the bank.
The Great Movie Ride was the last opening day attraction from the former Disney’s MGM studios which opened in 1989 and is one of my top 5 favorite Disney attractions.
I’ll do a longer “trip report” post with more favorite images on Tuesday.
This week’s photo is one from the archives – Catastrophe Canyon from the Studios Backlot Tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. With the news that the demolition of this attraction, one of my favorites since the early days of Disney’s MGM Studios, is complete, I thought now would be a good time to post my favorite image from the attraction.
I’m sure many photographers wish they would have gotten images of things that they thought would be around forever but were gone before they could get back to them. I have many things on that list, but fortunately, this was one I was able to get before it was gone.