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

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by TheVisionarySoul, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. Princess Leia

    Princess Leia Well-Known Member

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    Oh good, there's hope then.

    The only other job that I think would be appropriate for some of the GMR CMs would be at the Frozen Sing A Long as the Storytellers.
     
  2. MansionButler84

    MansionButler84 Premium Member

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    I would imagine that's Equity.

    Jungle Cruise, Mansion, Tower of Terror all come to mind when I think of outstanding ride CMs who disappeared into a role.
     
  3. asianway

    asianway Well-Known Member

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    GMR cast, Guide, Gangster, & Bandit, are not equity - they are ops people, same as any ride operator, and protected by the union to be reassigned.

    If they were equity, like when Adventurer's Club closed, then they would not have a guarantee.
     
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  4. ford91exploder

    ford91exploder Resident Curmudgeon

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    Yup but it will increase MARGIN, Great for shareholders but us mere park fans not so good.
     
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  5. Disney-Trains

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    Yes Frozen Live Storytellers are equity. In a world where only quality mattered Jungle Cruise, GMR, Safaris, and the like would all be equity roles.
     
  6. Goofyernmost

    Goofyernmost Well-Known Member

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    OK, then they are going to end up pointing two fingers at people and asking... how many in your group? If they are paid a higher scale, as in actors, then you can bet that the future isn't all that bright unless they are exceptional. I'm sure that as of this point they really don't know for sure what is going to happen. All the comment was is perhaps a reason that they aren't exactly stellar in their performance right about now.
     
  7. Goofyernmost

    Goofyernmost Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't mean that the reassignment is something that they want to be doing. But, go ahead and make it out to be less then serious for them.
     
  8. MansionButler84

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    I'm sorry, but any good GMR CM will be good through the end of work on 8/13. Respect for the job, the guest, and just having personal responsibility and integrity. If a CM sucks today, they always did. Give the good ones more credit. They're not doing it for the money.
     
  9. Goofyernmost

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    Yea, I know, we all want a group of robots filling those jobs instead of human beings with human emotions, so I am probably out voted. I never said it was good, but, I do think it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. I wish we could put the same demands on our government that we do on our CM's.
     
  10. Princess Leia

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    Funny you should mention Haunted Mansion. My friend just posted on FB that she's been assigned to work there. "After dying approximately 5,300 times it looks like that curse has stuck and I really am a goner. That's ok though, because I know of a place looking for a happy haunt like me!"
     
  11. YodaMan

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    Sing Along (historians and Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff) are all equity. Most of the displaced GMR CMs are being transferred to Adventureland/Liberty Square (Jungle Cruise, Haunted Mansion, etc) and Kilimanjaro Safaris. The rest are staying at Hollywood Studios, but at different attractions.
     
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  12. Mike S

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    I got an amazing one the first time I rode Mission Breakout.
     
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    asianway Well-Known Member

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    Getting laid off and being reassigned are two different severity levels. There's always the Jungle Cruise. Sad that land and BLT lost them
     
  14. FigmentForver96

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    So little time left to say goodbye. Do it while you can.

    Time for Great Movie Ride to take its bow, it's definitely earned it.
     
  15. wdwmagic

    wdwmagic Administrator Moderator

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    Here is our final ride through with both the Gangster and Bank Robber scenes

     
  16. brb1006

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    I had one CM who was very passionate back in 2004. Sadly I barely remember though.
     
  17. brb1006

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    Tomorrow is the final day.
     
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    The attraction is going to be packed.
     
  19. mandstaft

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    And missed!
     
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  20. AJH219

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    In line for my last ever ride. The loss of this iconic attraction is a true travesty and downright devastating. Thanks for all the memories GMR, you will be dearly missed. :cry::cry:
     

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