Last fall, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) announced new strategic relationships with the Walt Disney World Resort and The Walt Disney Studios to broaden its reach in family entertainment with joint efforts centered on classic film.
Guests visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios will now notice some minor (but still important) changes when visiting The Great Movie Ride, as the park's iconic attraction received some upgrades in the queue, pre-show, and the grand finale.
First of all, Turner Classic Movies branding has been integrated into the attraction's signage package:
In the queue, families will enjoy new, digital movie posters that continuously change before their eyes:
Guests can also watch a new pre-ride video with TCM host Robert Osborne providing illuminating insights from the movies, some of which Guests are about to experience during the ride itself:
The marquee seen at the beginning of the attraction was also updated to include TCM branding:
The finale features an all-new montage of classic movie moments:
After Guests exit the attraction, they can also find a new photo opportunity with a classic movie theme.
Overall, the changes seem to be very positive, giving the ride a needed upgrade that makes it look fresh again. That said, it would be very nice to see updates coming to the actual show scenes in the future.
PHOTOS BY: Alex, Official Orlando Theme Park News Team Member and Photographer.