Orlando attractions

The Great Movie Ride

The Great Movie Ride is located at the end of Hollywood Boulevard inside a full-scale replica of Hollywood’s the Mann’s Chinese Theater. The queues for the attraction sometimes stretch outside to an un-shaded area. Many genuine costumes and movie props can be found in the showcases. As guests get to the lobby, they enjoy seeing movie memorabilia like the ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz and the carousel horse from Mary Poppins.


When guests enter the pre-show auditorium, they are entertained by brief trailers of old movie favorites. They then enter large trams, which hold 70 passengers, to take the actual ride. The attraction, which appeals to guests of all ages, combines film footage, audio-animatronic figures, and special effects to bring the show to life. In all, guests enjoy 22 minutes of scenes from every genre, including those from classic films such as “Tarzan,” "Casablanca," “Singin’ in the Rain," "Mary Poppins," "Alien," “Raider of the Lost Ark,” "Wizard of Oz," and "Alien." The Alien scene and parts of Wizard of Oz does contain a few surprises that may be frightening to young children. Guests become a part of the action in some scenes.


The line for this ride is usually longest in the morning and after the afternoon parade. If the line is outside the theater, the wait can be quite long. Once inside the theater, however, the wait is approximately 25 minutes. In addition, there are two themes that can be experienced with the ride, one of cowboys and one of gangsters. A Cast Member can advise guests as to which queue leads to which theme.


Guests in ECV’s have to transfer to a wheelchair in order to enjoy the attraction. Otherwise, they may need to be seated in row 12. Restrooms are located directly in front of the ride.