Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Disney Theme Park Rumors: Mickey To Get His Own Ride?

Will The Great Movie Ride come to an end and will Mickey Mouse move in?
(Inquisitr / AP Images)
More rumors abound regarding the state of Disney Hollywood Studios theme park in Orlando, Florida, but the latest stories circulating are beginning to pick up a little traction according to the Orlando Weekly. One of the original attractions at the park when it opened in 1989 (when it was known at the Disney MGM Studios theme park) The Great Movie Ride may be getting closer to its end credits. Rumors of the attraction closing for good have swirled around for years but things looked promising when it was announced that the ride was forming a partnership with Turner Classic Movies in 2015 which gave the ride a little facelift and an improved movie clip portion at the end of the ride, but not much more. Now it appears that the TCM partnership will end in 2008 and the ride will be shuttered.

On the bright side, it looks as if plans to create a new Mickey Mouse-themed ride within the replica Chinese Theater building is becoming more of a reality for Disney Hollywood Studios. Disney has long wanted to build such a ride, but it has never worked out until now. The new ride could use the existing ride system or use the newer trackless system that is being featured in newer attractions. Exactly what this new ride will be or what it will look like remains a mystery but one fans can look forward to unfolding over time.

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