This Walt Disney World theme park, opened in 1989, pays tribute to Hollywood and cinema and television production. You can get to know the history of famous movies and popular TV shows. It is also possible to see the backstage and thus, get to know how a film studio works. Disney has signed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) to be able to use the name and logo from the famous movie company. The park symbol is the unmistakable wizard hat with Mickey’s ears. This theme park is organized in five areas. Here they are, together with its main attractions:
It is a street where there are stores selling various Disney items and restaurants to suit all tastes. There, you can enjoy a magnificent parade called Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade, featuring the most loved Disney characters, such as Mickey, Minnie and Ariel. The main attraction is The Great Movie Ride, a ride on the darkness where classic Hollywood movie scenes are shown.
In this area of Disney-MGM Studios, you and your family will be able to enjoy attractions such as:
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror:
it is one of the most popular attractions in the park, truly unmissable. It is a horrible building where there is an elevator abruptly and surprisingly coming up and down. Terror increases through special effects, since lights, sounds and smells are horrifying.
This is a very fast limousine-shaped roller coaster having an excellent sound system. Aerosmith music and speed are enjoyed in this ride. Ideal for fans of rock and strong emotions.
Beauty & the Beast:
it is a half-an-hour music show, staged by the famous characters of the well-known movie.
In this theme park area, there is other of the most crowded attraction, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! . In it, you can see how stunt scenes are shot in movies and, particularly, how this kind of scenes were shot in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Streets of America:
In this area of the park, we specially recommend two attractions. Firstly, the one called Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show, a show on how car and motorcycle explosion scenes are shot. The other very popular show is the famous Power Rangers, who show up several times during the day.
In this avenue, there are several attractions, very interesting for movie lovers. Disney Studio Backlot Tour is a very entertaining ride on a tram taking the public to all the facilities. There, you can witness how special effects on movies are made and you can even take part in those effects, which are afterwards edited and shown. The ride includes a visit to Catastrophe Canyon to live explosions, earthquakes and lava flows, as well as a ride around the facades of the mansions used in movies. On the other hand, another interesting show is Walt Disney -One Man’s Dream, a ride around a museum devoted to Disney Company’s creator, showing pictures, personal items and a biographical movie.
In this are of Disney-MGM Studios, you and your family can enjoy unforgettable attractions, such as Voyage of the Little Mermaid or The Magic of Disney Animation. The first of them is a comprehensive show of actors, animal toys and showings, where the Little Mermaid story is briefly told. In The Magic of Disney Animation, the audience can see how movies are made and get autographs from their favorite actors.
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