The 4 Walt Disney World theme parks are always growing and evolving. With that evolution comes change, which means we see some fantastic attractions close or reimagined into something completely different. While it’s always exciting to experience new attractions, sometimes we still miss past attractions. Here are 5 closed attractions from the past of Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park.
The Great Movie Ride
While guests really love Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, it’s hard not to miss the iconic attraction, The Great Movie Ride. This attraction was a masterpiece of animatronics that celebrated some of the most popular films in history. The ride was truly unique, as it even had a surprise ambush when a “bad guy” overpowered the guide and took over the ride (only to be defeated by the original guide at the end). The Great Movie Ride is definitely one of Disney World’s past attractions that I miss the most!
Studio Backlot Tour
Studio Backlot tour was a mixture of a tram tour and a walking tour that showcased the backlot area of the park. This attraction was once the park’s premier attraction and operated until 2014. The tour lasted about 35 minutes and included a trip through ‘Catastrophe Canyon’ . This attraction underwent several big changes throughout the years before finally closing permanently to make room for the construction of Toy Story Land.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: Movie Set Adventure
While not a ride, this is definitely one of the great past attractions in Hollywood Studios I miss the most! Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: Movie Set Adventure was an amazing playground based off of the popular 1989 film. The playground featured things like 30-feet-tall blades of grass and a giant aunt. The attraction permanently closed in April 2016 to make room for the construction of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Another one of Hollywood Studios’ great past attractions is Sounds Dangerous! This attraction was an audio show at Echo Lake starring comedian Drew Carey. The show tookplace inside an ABC soundstage with theater-style seating. Guests were told that the show they were about to witness was actually a test pilot called Undercover Live. Guests wore headphones and spent a majority of the show in the dark, while Drew Careyplayed an undercover detective named Foster.
Lights, Motors, Action!: Extreme Stunt Show
This attraction was a stunt show spectacular that was designed to look like a movie set. It’s opening date was May 5, 2005 and it ran until 2016. The show featured some pretty amazing stunts and ran just under 40 minutes. The show was closed to make room for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Although I really enjoy new experiences, I’ll always miss these amazing past attractions! Is there an attraction you miss?
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