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The Great Movie Ride Closing at Walt Disney World

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By    |   Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017 10:55 AM

The Great Movie Ride, which has been a big attraction at Walt Disney's MGM Studios -- now Hollywood Studios -- for years, will be closing in August.

The ride was originally a part of the MGM Studios and is the latest classic attraction to come to an end after what's been a long run at Disney World, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

The ride will officially close on Aug. 13.

This comes as some parts of Disney's Hollywood Studios are currently under construction as new attractions like Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge are in the making.

The Edge isn't set to open at Hollywood Studios until 2019. Toy Story Land is set to grace the amusement park sometime next summer.

The Great Movie Ride has been a major attraction for Disney World's visitors since the then MGM Studios first opened in 1989, according to Southern Living.

The iconic ride took people through Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and then a "tour of MGM history with famous movie cameos ranging from from 'The Public Enemy' to 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' in an 18-minute adventure."

There's some good news for future Disney visitors, though. Not only will Hollywood Studios be adding attractions like the Edge and Toy Story Land, but the park will be introducing its very "first-ever ride-through-attraction" centered on Mickey and Minnie Mouse; Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

"Our most classic of our classic characters, Mickey and Minnie, are getting their own state-of-the-art major family attraction with a new story and singable and lovable theme song," said Kevin Rafferty, the Imagineer behind the upcoming attraction said at the D23 Expo 2017, according to Southern Living. "And that song is already stuck in my head!"

The date for this new ride has not yet been revealed.

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