News Disney Not Renewing Great Movie Ride Sponsorship Deal with TCM ; Attraction to Close

djkidkaz

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I feel like there is truth to this. I think eventually the park will be so radically different with a new entrance and new hub which would make sense as to why they built the fireworks launch site at an odd angle.
 

sxeensweet

Love a little Disney every day!! ;)
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Not buying this one. If ToT is safe due to capacity concerns, I don't see them closing this before Toy Story and Star Wars opens. Has it even been three years yet?
No they just switched over early last year. Lol ;)
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
Do you know whether the theater itself is expected to survive the process of transforming into the new attraction? Will we still enter the theater and then be transported into whatever the story will be?
I've heard both facade staying and facade changing. I believe if anything does happen everything structural behind the facade will remain either way.
 

CDavid

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So we have the possibility of losing the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and The Great Movie Ride, in addition to all that has already closed (Osborne Lights, Lights Motors Action, Backlot Tour, etc.)? This is totally unprecedented; There will remain little more than remnants of the park. .

In addition to the mistake of removing popular and iconic attractions, Disney is much too quick to bulldoze its own history.
 

TheVisionarySoul

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So we have the possibility of losing the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and The Great Movie Ride, in addition to all that has already closed (Osborne Lights, Lights Motors Action, Backlot Tour, etc.)? This is totally unprecedented; There will remain little more than remnants of the park. .
Who would have thought that the Indiana Jones EPIC Stunt Spectacular would be the only thing left from opening day?
 

TheVisionarySoul

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So basically, the building will remain a la the potential UoE makeover, but whether or not it still is themed to look like the Chinese Theater is up for debate. Did I catch that correctly?
I believe that is exactly what Marni is saying, but again, remember Bob Weis loves that theater as the icon of the park. I can't imagine him demolishing it. Enhancing yes, demolishing no.
 

prberk

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I've heard both facade staying and facade changing. I believe if anything does happen everything structural behind the facade will remain either way.
I have said something about this before, but it would be ironic if all of the Star Wars takeover of the park brought about the demise of their version of Grauman's Chinese Theatre, since that is where it famously premiered in all of its installments.

Instead, I would love to have them keep it, and put Star Wars on the marquee...Star-Wars-Premiere_1977 BW.jpg
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