10) The Great Movie Ride – Hollywood Studios, 1989 – 2017
The Great Movie Ride is the latest Disney World attraction to be permanently closed. This attraction was a dark ride that took Guests through scenes from some of the most famous films in the history of the silver screen. The queue for the attraction featured memorabilia from classic films, as well as costumes from famous movies. The 22-minute ride used more than 60 audio animatronics that looked unbelievably realistic to depict scenes and characters from The Wizard of Oz, Disney’s Fantasia, Mary Poppins, Singin’ in the Rain, Alien, The Public Enemy, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Tarzan. Guests even watched as a live “scene” was performed by the tour guide right in front of them aboard the ride vehicle.
The Great Movie Ride closed in 2017 to make room for a new attraction called Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, which is the first attraction at any Disney theme park to honor the Main Mouse and his lady. The new ride is set to open sometime in 2019.