Walt Disney World Could Possibly Close The Great Movie Ride Permanently

The Great Movie Ride is a slow-moving ride through the movies at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World.  The attraction is sponsored by Turner Classic Movies.  There is a rumor circulating around that The Great Movie Ride may close permanently in 2018.  The Turner Classic Movies sponsorship is expected to end in 2018, and it has been said that Disney will not renew the sponsorship agreement.  With the end of the sponsorship, Disney could decide to close the attraction in order to make room for something new.  If Disney does close The Great Movie Ride, it is unknown if a new or updated attraction will take over the location or if the Chinese Theater will be replaced with something else.


There are tons of changes coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios with the addition of Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land expansions to the park.  It is possible that The Great Movie ride and Chinese Theater could be changed to incorporate these two lands.   It is also possible that Disney could use this change to assist with the re-theming of the entire park with all of the changes underway.

At this time, this is all just rumor with no official announcements from Disney directly.  This is all speculation based on the rumors that are circulating.  What would you all think of this change? Would you be sad to see The Great Movie ride close, or do you think it is time for something new?

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!