Walt Disney World May Replace Great Movie Ride With a Mickey Themed Ride

We reported previously that there have been rumors swirling about the future of The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World.  The rumors have been around the future of the attraction and whether it would remain in operation as it is.  It looks like new permits have been filed that indicate that The Great Movie Ride would in fact be closing.  The new project is called “DHS Project M”.  So the next question that we have to ask ourselves is what this new project will be.


The rumors circulating Twitter and other media outlets is that the attraction will be a Mickey-themed attraction, which would mean that the M would stand for Mickey.  If this is the case, this would be the first Mickey-themed ride to make an appearance at any of the Disney parks around the globe, which would make it extra exciting.

The permit does list the exact location of The Great Movie Ride as the location for the attraction.  The permit also lists the completion date for the attraction as October 31st, 2019.  We have no way of knowing yet when the attraction would be expected to actually open to guests, or when the attraction would close permanently in order to start the new construction.

This is all speculation until there is an official announcement from Disney directly.  The D23 event is scheduled for later this month, so we hope that we will learn more about the future for The Great Movie Ride and other developments around Walt Disney World during the event.

What would you all think about a Mickey-themed attraction taking over the location?


About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!