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Accessible Attractions | The Great Movie Ride

April 15, 2015

Accessible Attractions | The Great Movie Ride

I’m going be straight with you. I am little biased when it comes to The Great Movie Ride. This has always been one of my favorite attractions. I have always loved watching movies and as a kid being able to step inside a movie was amazing. Luckily I get to continue my journey into the movies because the attraction is also wheelchair accessible.

Queue

Accessible Attractions | The Great Movie Ride

The queue begins inside the reproduction of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. The FastPass+ entrance is located at the front of the attraction where you can find handprints from different celebrities. The standby queue is to the right when you are facing the attraction. There are ropes set up that you will make your way through. Depending on how crowded it is, you may go through several switch backs or just a few. The line is pretty wide and I’ve always been able to maneuver through it easily. There are several props from different films set up in the lobby so make sure your check those out.

Accessible Attractions | The Great Movie Ride

Once you get through the lobby you will enter the theater. To your left there will be a Cast Member that will remove a rope so you can make your way to the front of the theater. This is helpful so you don’t have to maneuver through the queue inside. The theater is also on an incline but the front is nice and flat.

Accessible Attractions | The Great Movie Ride

Once you get to the bottom a Cast Member will ask you how many are in your party and if you would like to stay in your wheelchair or transfer.

Ride Vehicle

The Great Movie Ride

The ride vehicle is a tram that will take your through the sound stage to visit scenes from various films. If you remain in your wheelchair a Cast Member will open the door on the side that will allow you to roll right on. There is a little gap between the ride vehicle and the loading area but it is easy to get over.

The Great Movie Ride

Overall

Like I said, I’m biased and I absolutely love this attraction. And I can’t tell you how exited I am about the partnership with Turner Classic Movies and the changes that are coming. But the big appeal of this attraction for me is that I can enjoy the journey into the movies with ease.