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Yookeroo
Sun 12/16/2012 3:48a
"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."

Based on the law of supply and demand, it wouldn't be. There's no way Disney would be able to charge an E-ticket for this. No one would ride it.
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leobloom
Sun 12/16/2012 11:02a
>> Ridership? I've never seen it crowded. Always seems to be a walk on. <<

I admit I don't spend a lot of time at DHS, but I think GMR is similar to SSE. A lot of times, especially in the afternoon, SSE is a walk-on.

Who knows? Maybe if the BAH wasn't blocking the view down Hollywood Blvd, GMR/Chinese Theater would be more popular?
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leobloom
Sun 12/16/2012 11:05a
>> 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. <<

That is a problem, and I know what you mean. More often than not, the performers range from apathetic to grating. I think, though, that the last time I was there, the CMs weren't pretty good.

It might have something to do with the rotations. When I worked at a spieling attraction, we'd have as much as two hours straight of delivering the same spiel over and over. I would hope that doesn't happen at GMR, but it might.
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leobloom
Sun 12/16/2012 11:07a
>> Based on the law of supply and demand, it wouldn't be. There's no way Disney would be able to charge an E-ticket for this. No one would ride it. <<

You have to take into account the high capacity of the ride, the attendance at the park, and a few other factors to figure out if it's popular.
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RoadTrip
Sun 12/16/2012 12:34p
<<Who knows? Maybe if the BAH wasn't blocking the view down Hollywood Blvd, GMR/Chinese Theater would be more popular?>>

I agree. The Chinese Theater used to be the centerpiece of the park (no one ever took the "Earful Tower" seriously, did they?) Now with the BAH in the way you can't even get a decent photo of it anymore.
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Kennesaw Tom
Sun 12/16/2012 1:43p
Plus TGMR has been whittled away so much, there is very little "show". I can remember when ever scene was working... shoot out in the gangster scene, bank blowing up, fire and shoot out in the western scene, aliens coming out of three different places on the Nostromo set.....

Nowadays, I just look for all the hidden mickeys, hidden Minnie, hidden C3PO and R2D2.
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Kennesaw Tom
Sun 12/16/2012 1:46p
I think what also should be pointed out is that in the past few years of my experiencing this ride, the ride has never been run at full capacity. It has only been run with one double tram, instead of the two double trams it is intended to run on.
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Yookeroo
Sun 12/16/2012 2:32p
"I think what also should be pointed out is that in the past few years of my experiencing this ride, the ride has never been run at full capacity. It has only been run with one double tram, instead of the two double trams it is intended to run on."

Yeah. There's no way this attraction is E-ticket popular.

"Plus TGMR has been whittled away so much, there is very little 'show'. I can remember when ever scene was working... shoot out in the gangster scene, bank blowing up, fire and shoot out in the western scene, aliens coming out of three different places on the Nostromo set..... "

Maybe better upkeep would make it more popular. But this is probably a cause and effect thing. It probably hasn't been kept up because it's not that popular.
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Yookeroo
Sun 12/16/2012 2:34p
"I admit I don't spend a lot of time at DHS, but I think GMR is similar to SSE. A lot of times, especially in the afternoon, SSE is a walk-on."

I love SSE, but I wouldn't consider it a hugely popular ride either.
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dshyates
Sun 12/16/2012 2:36p
Most people that I know that aren't fanbois loathe the GMR.

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