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leobloom
Fri 12/14/2012 9:51p
>> E-Ticket? I would never waste an E-ticket on that ride. A C, yeah. Maybe a D. <<

The Great Movie Ride is a C, maybe a D? What planet are you on? The AA cast, the sets, and the length of the ride would all make it an E, not to mention the inclusion of the live cast.

You may not like the ride, but acting like it's not an E is sorta ridiculous. I don't like RNRC, but I understand why it's considered an E.
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RoadTrip
Fri 12/14/2012 9:56p
Yes, all the factors you mentioned about the Great Movie Ride make it an "E'. But it is an "E" sadly in need of updating.
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Yookeroo
Sat 12/15/2012 7:10a
"The Great Movie Ride is a C, maybe a D? What planet are you on? The AA cast, the sets, and the length of the ride would all make it an E, not to mention the inclusion of the live cast."

I can't imagine Disney would get away with charging E-ticket prices for it. It would get even fewer riders than it does now.

And the live "cast" is awful. Hire some real actors. That whole gangster conceit is dreadful, so maybe it's the material and not the talent.

"You may not like the ride, but acting like it's not an E is sorta ridiculous. I don't like RNRC, but I understand why it's considered an E."

Yes, it's very popular. Can't say the same for the GMR.
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RoadTrip
Sat 12/15/2012 10:24a
<<Yes, it's very popular. Can't say the same for the GMR.>>

It was very popular when it first opened. Now most in the audience just can't relate to the films portrayed. I think Disney tried to make it "timeless" by going with many "classic" films but instead it now just seems dated. They should scrap the MGM connection and replace the existing scenes with elaborate sets based on Disney Live Action, Animation and Pixar films that today's guest can relate to. As for the live cast, I've seen many that are quite good... it is the script that is awful.
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leobloom
Sat 12/15/2012 11:33a
It's not popular by what measure?
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leobloom
Sat 12/15/2012 11:36a
>> I think Disney tried to make it "timeless" by going with many "classic" films but instead it now just seems dated. They should scrap the MGM connection and replace the existing scenes with elaborate sets based on Disney Live Action, Animation and Pixar films that today's guest can relate to <<

Awful idea, although I'm surprised they haven't done it yet. Probably would cost too much money.

But then again, your average Orlando tourist probably is more aware of Pirates 5, Cars 2, and Paranormal Activity 14 than classic cinema.
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leobloom
Sat 12/15/2012 11:36a
>> I think Disney tried to make it "timeless" by going with many "classic" films but instead it now just seems dated. They should scrap the MGM connection and replace the existing scenes with elaborate sets based on Disney Live Action, Animation and Pixar films that today's guest can relate to <<

Awful idea, although I'm surprised they haven't done it yet. Probably would cost too much money.

But then again, your average Orlando tourist probably is more aware of Pirates 5, Cars 2, and Paranormal Activity 14 than classic cinema.
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RoadTrip
Sat 12/15/2012 12:34p
<<But then again, your average Orlando tourist probably is more aware of Pirates 5, Cars 2, and Paranormal Activity 14 than classic cinema.>>

Orlando is very much geared to families, and your average kid has no idea who James Cagney, John Wayne or Humphrey Bogart are and they don't really care. The Studios has clearly gotten away from being any type of a "working studio" as it was when it opened. Back then a history-of-film based attraction made sense... today not so much. TGMR is a major dark ride and IMHO opinion should appeal to kids. The only really kid-friendly RIDE in the park at present is Midway Mania.
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Yookeroo
Sat 12/15/2012 7:02p
"It was very popular when it first opened. Now most in the audience just can't relate to the films portrayed. I think Disney tried to make it 'timeless' by going with many 'classic' films but instead it now just seems dated."

I think the classic stuff mostly works.

"They should scrap the MGM connection and replace the existing scenes with elaborate sets based on Disney Live Action, Animation and Pixar films that today's guest can relate to."

Please. no.

"It's not popular by what measure?"

Ridership? I've never seen it crowded. Always seems to be a walk on.
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DlandDug
Sat 12/15/2012 10:52p
Based on the classic criteria, The Great Movie Ride would definitely be an E-Ticket. Whether or not it is currently popular has nothing to do with it.

The biggest issue I have with TGMR is that it has been poorly maintained, and the cast no longer seems to be wholeheartedly into the presentation. The last few times I have experienced this, the performers have pretty much phoned it in.

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