Out of all of the attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, The Great Movie Ride most lives up to its park’s name and theme. The Great Movie Ride takes guests through the movies. While this ride used to be the icon of Hollywood Studios, it is now somewhat hidden behind the big Sorcerer Mickey hat on Hollywood Boulevard.

Guests board vehicles which travel through famous movie scenes, from the Yellow Brick Road from The Wizard of Oz to the spaceship from Alien to Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca. A live tour guide hosts the ride, which is mainly comprised of animatronics. The ride concludes with a video montage of some more great moments in movies.

Gene Kelly - Sining in the Rain - Great Movie Ride

Note: this attraction features a violent live-action sequence. By all accounts, this is mild, but it does feature gunshots and can possibly scare small children.

Tips and Trivia

  • At 22 minutes, The Great Movie Ride is one of the lengthiest rides in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. As all 22 of those minutes are air-conditioned, this makes this attraction a great escape from the Orlando heat!
  • The queue of this ride features some famous movie props, including a Merry-Go-Round horse from Mary Poppins.

 Great Movie Ride Images