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Lights, Camera, and…Action!

Located at the end of Hollywood Boulevard, This replica building of Mann's Chinese Theatre plays homage to some of the great movies, actors and actresses which have helped shape the industry into what it is today. "The Great Movie Ride" combines animatronic technology with live action and of course, the big screen, to help tell the history of the movies and showcase some of Hollywood's biggest hits throughout the years.

Guests board moving tram vehicles and will be introduced to a 'tour-guide', who will narrate and point out interesting facts about each of the scenes you pass through. Scenes cover almost every movie genre, such as romance, western, gangster, action, horror and fantasy and feature classic moments from such films as 'Casablanca', 'Singing In The Rain', 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark', 'Alien', 'The Wizard Of Oz', 'Mary Poppins' and many more.

There are a few surprises along the way, as one of two different good guy/bad guy scenarios are played out between your guide and either a mob gangster or wild west outlaw to add to the spectacle.

Your journey culminates in a stirring movie montage finale, piecing together dozens of memorable scenes from a host of well known and much loved films.

That’s a wrap!

About this Attraction

Location: Hollywood Boulevard

Type: Movie based ride-along tour

Duration: 22 minutes

Fastpass: No

Flash photography and video lighting not allowed

Child Swap available

Pal Mickey Interaction

Best time to visit: Before 11:30 or late afternoon onwards.

Tips & Fun Facts

You may want to avoid visiting immediately after viewing the afternoon parade (should you choose to do so) as this attraction is typically one of the first stops for parade goers.
If you've seen one of the two different scenarios (gangster or cowboy) in a previous visit and wish to experience the other, try asking a CM before boarding so that they can direct you to the appropriate line.
Pay close attention to the film previews in the pre-show montage (shown on the giant cinema screen) as all of these will feature at some point during the ride.

Hooray for Hollywood," the musical number playing when you begin your journey, includes a line about Disney's own Donald Duck.
Take time to look at the props in the queue area, many are the real ones used in films such as 'Mary Poppins', and 'Wizard of Oz'.
Each tram vehicle can accommodate up to 70 guests each.

Additional Information

Guests must transfer from ECVs to available wheelchairs to experience the attraction.
Proceed through the standard queue.

Some portions of this attraction may be frightening for young children.

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Hidden Mickeys

In the ride loading area, in the hollywood hills mural, a profile of Minnie Mouse can be seen above the roof of the gazebo.

In Gangster Alley, on the billboard.

Also in Gangster Alley, check out the window above the bank.

In the Well of Souls, look carefully at the hieroglyphics wall opposite Indiana Jones, you may notice four familiar characters.

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