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Great Movie Ride Goodbye

If you took the time to click on this blog, you know about the Great Movie Ride so I am not going to explain it to you. I was never a super fan of the ride, (Unlike my wife, @ValPalMickey, who thought of it as one of her very favorite rides!)

However, the Great Movie Ride holds one particular special spot in my heart as being one of the first dark rides I really tried taking decent pictures of. They made absolutely wonderful backgrounds for computer screens when they were clear enough. I was not terribly successful for many years (and not every picture in this blog is super perfect either!)

In this blog, I wanted to share a few of my favorite pictures from the ride that introduced me to more than a few great movies over the years.

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Of course, you have to start with the marquee as we rode right into the movies!

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Then past scenes of John Wayne, Aliens, Casablanca, Mary Poppins, to name a few (and not in any particular order).

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The action scenes were fun, a bit hokey at times. but who didn’t like a scene with cowboys and fire?

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And why did they always go for the goods? Did they not see what was coming next? Had these people never been to a movie?

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But one of my favorite scenes is from a movie that traumatized me as a child… The Wizard of Oz. The witch and flying monkeys creeped me out!

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The finale was awesome, in fact so awesome it would still make a great attraction without the ride. There are so many movies that people haven’t seen that are just spectacular and the ending of the ride reminded us of that.

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But at the very least… we still have the glorious Grauman’s Chinese Theater!

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Even if we no longer have these glorious signs:

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As much as I will miss everything that the Great Movie Ride had to offer, I am looking forward to seeing the next chapter when we are there in just over a month!

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