Walt Disney World - MGM Studios - CLOSED, Orlando

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    Movie Magic at MGM Studios

    by starrlot Written Sep 21, 2007

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    You have to know ahead of time to enjoy this park as being someone who is disabled or with MS.

    Tower of Terror: Rode it twice...fantastic ride! You have to transfer from your scooter to a wheelchair. Use Fastpass, although the queue line is shaded.

    Rockin' Roller Coaster: Rode it twice...second time my head hurt and my ears were sore from it being jerky than the first time around. Very handicapped friendly if you use Fastpass...nice and cool inside and everyone, even other riders, were very sweet and let me have space to get around! They even helped on some slopes! The ride attendants are very nice too!

    Great Movie Ride: Go through the standard queue right up to the ride in your scooter. Very cool ride!

    Eat at the ABC comissary...I think I spelled that right...very COLD inside and good food!

    Backlot Tour: Handicapped friendly.

    Star Tours - very handicapped friendly, but very jerky...made me sore...wouldn't recommend it honestly.

    All the shops are handicapped friendly, all the people are nice and the crowds are in good spirits.

    EXCEPT:
    Fantasmic-It's a FANTASTIC show..and they have handicapped seating with great views, only when your leaving, you are invisible. I ran over dozens of people, some ran over me literally falling over me. It would be nice if they escorted handicapped persons out from the crowd somehow. It was the lower point of the day, but overall, this park is great.

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    MGM Studios

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Aug 23, 2007

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    MGM Studios theme is mostly from Disney and Metro Goldwin Mayer Studios. It caters mainly to movies and animation. They also have section wherein they show how Disney empire evolves through time. How it all started and its plan in the very near future.
    You can find lots of shops within the park, rides, parades and shows.

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    Disney MGM Them Park

    by Dundooni Written Apr 5, 2006

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    This park was surprisingly my FAVORITE of all the Disney parks. In addition to great stage shows, such as Beauty and the Beast, starring my personal favorite Disney character Belle, there are great rides. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is so much fun. It combines thrills with just enough kookiness. The Aerosmith Rockin' Roller Coaster is a fast, in the dark , loud music-blaring roller coaster which cannot be missed. Get fast passes for these two rides right when you get in the park. Other great attractions include the Muppets 3-D show and the Lights Camera Stunt Show. I would recommend the ABC Commissary for food. It has a pretty big selection of the basic fast food choices. And make sure to catch Fantasmic at the end of the night. It starts at 7:30, but you'll want to start waiting in line EARLY.

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    MGM Studios' Osbourne Family Spectacle of Lights

    by baileyniko Updated Jun 18, 2005

    If you are visiting MGM Studios during the Christmas holiday time, then you must check out the Osbourne Family Spectacle of Lights. This display is located in the "New York, NY" section of the park.

    It is quite amazing, and you will be impressed no matter how many Christmas light displays you have ever seen. Light canopies are draped over the street, every building is adorned, there is a lit carousel atop one building, and there are Disney characters, reindeer, carolers, etc. As you wander up and down the street to marvel, "snow" gently falls and there are vendors selling hot chocolate.

    My parents didn't bother to stop and see the display and were very upset they didn't after they saw my photos...and they've been to Disney at least two dozen times! This is a special treat for braving the insane holiday crowds!

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    MGM Studios

    by goingsolo Written May 16, 2005

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    MGM Studios is Disney Park #3. Before the opening of Universal Studios, this park was Disney's answer to the Universal theme park in Anaheim. Oddly enough, MGM Studios more resembles Universal in Anaheim than the Orlando version of Universal Studios.

    The park has a tram tour which passes some of the sets used in movies and popular tv shows and has effects such as the stunt scene with fire and flooding. The Chinese Theatre experience is the best attraction in the park, again in my opinion. There is a roller coaster and the Tower of Terror Ride, which I went on mistakenly one time thinking it didn't actually free fall 50 feet. In case you're wondering, it does. That is also the entire purpose of the ride. So if you don't like the feeling of your stomach rising to the top of your chest, you may want to skip this one. There are also a couple of 3D movies and a simulated ride attraction in addition to some shows and the usual assortment of shops and restaurants.

    This is a park worth visiting at least once. Its a toss up as to which is a better bet, MGM or Universal, if time allows you to choose only one. Since the theme parks sell most of their tickets in multi day passes these days, your best bet is to visit this one if you've purchased a multi day Disney pass.

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    Disney's MGM theme park

    by sswagner Written Feb 26, 2005

    This is one of several theme parks contained within the vast acreage that is Walt Disney World. For those who enjoy movies and movie rides, this will be most appealing. The main thrill ride here is the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. It is one of the most popular rides in the whole country, so make sure you get to this one early when the park opens. There are also backlot tours and the ever popular Star Wars ride. Of course, the state of the art technology of the rides, exhibits, and shows comes with a high price. It is best to look for vacation packages and really search the internet for deals when booking a trip to Disney. This is a good park for people of all ages.

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    MGM Studios Part 2

    by DUNK67 Updated Sep 17, 2004

    Hollywood Blvd.

    Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Show
    If you want to sit down in the shade for a while go to the Indiana Jones Stunt Show. Members from the audience are picked out to take part in a reinactment of the Indiana Jones films, complete with airplanes, flames, swords and explosions.

    Star Tours
    Meet C3PO and R2D2 as you board a Starspeeder to take a simulator ride through space, trying to avoid Darth Vader and the evil Empire. A must for Star Wars fans especially as you exit through a shop packed with Star Wars goodies. Out side are some of the vehicles from the film including a giant AT-AT.

    The Great Movie Ride
    Take a ride through the movies where scenes are recreated with animatronics and actors stopping off every now and then to watch scenes from The Wizard of Oz, Alien and many more. At the end watch a film full of clips from some of Disneys greatest movies before exiting the reproduction of Manns Chinese Theatre. Out the front there are dozens of slabs with stars foot and hand prints including most of the Disney characters. When I was there the first time we watched Country Music star Alan Jackson put his prints in concrete and were even shown on tv watching it.

    New York Street

    Jim Henson`s Muppet Vision 3-D
    The Muppets come to life in this part 3-D part live action show. Before you enter the theatre you watch a short tv show to get you in the mood. Once in the theatre you don your 3-D glasses and sit back as the characters seem to jump out of the screen at you , some of the characters are actually real and run through the theatre and thats not forgetting the two grumpy old men in the balcony.

    Mickey Avenue

    Disney-MGM Studios Backlot Tour
    Take a tour round the Backlot of the film studios, see some of your favourite TV houses, props from films and see special effects in action in Catastrophe Canyon.

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    MGM Studios

    by DUNK67 Updated Sep 17, 2004

    MGM Studios is a theme park based around the world of TV and movies. There are rides, shops, restaurants and characters all with a movie theme.

    The park is divided into seperate areas:
    New York Street
    Mickey Ave.
    Animation Courtyard
    Sunset Blvd.
    Hollywood Blvd.

    Sunset Blvd.

    Twighlight Zone Tower of Terror
    One of my favourite rides has to be Tower of Terror, set in an old Hotel, the faulty lift takes you up to the top of the hotel, watching ghosts as you go and then sends you plummeting back to the ground floor before repeating the whole ride.

    Rock `n` Roller Coaster
    The band Arrowsmith take you on a journey of loud music and thrills as you are catapaulted straight away into a loop followed by more white knuckle twists and turns.

    Fantasmic
    Wow, what can I say, a truly spectacular show starring Mickey Mouse as The Sourcerer. A fantastic show packed full of lasers, fireworks and dancing waters all set to music as Mickey takes on Evil.
    I really enjoyed the show and it was good to sit down at the end of a long tiring day, but it would have been a bit more comfortable if the seats had backs to them.

    Beauty And The Beast Live
    Stage show of the classic Disney story, watch as the characters are brought to life in front of you, even giant candlesticks.

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    MGM Studios

    by gcmm Updated Apr 16, 2004

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    MGM Studios is my favorite park in Disney. i think everyone has a favorite place, this is mine....
    There are so many things about MGM that i like...

    1. The Drew Carry Sound Stage
    2. Indiana Jones Stunt Show
    3. Tour around the studio
    4. Tower of terror
    5. The rockin Roller Coaster
    6. and much more

    Taking the trolly tour around was also neat. We went down one of streets which had several homes that you see in the movies and some sit-coms..
    we were able to view some shows being taped and the sets they are done on..Amazing to think that when you watch a show many of the parts are done on a sound stage in doors, for ex.. Zena warrior princess

    There are many things to do at this park. I think the rocking roller coaster featuring aerosmith is fantastic...It is a quick ride but well i won't tell ,you'll have to find out..

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    Disney-MGM Studios

    by cobrioc Written Jul 8, 2003

    Inside one of the Disney - MGM Studios sound stages is "Walt Disney: One Man's Dream", a multi-sensory walk-through experience that offers visitors the opportunuty to walk in Walt's footsteps. It features incredible audio tapes that have never ever been heard by the public.

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    Disney-MGM Studios

    by cobrioc Written Jul 8, 2003

    Just as Disney's famed Hyperion Studios in California served as a gateway to a whole world of animation, the Disney- MGM Studios serves today as the gateway to the 100 Years of Magic Celebration. And rising toward the sky down Hollywood Boulevard is its centerpiece, a giant 120-foot version of Mickey's sorcerer hat.
    A new parade debuts in the tradition of extravagant Hollywood premiers of the early 20th century. Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade features Disney characters from movies and TV riding in classic cars that have been meticulously refurbished around the respective movie themes.

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    Disney MGM Studios

    by slabeaume Written May 30, 2003

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    This park seemed to me to be the most nostalgic. It has a Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard done in the Art Deco style of the 30's and 40's. Along those streets are lots of shops and fun restaurants that reminded me of the past (like an old 50's diner and another that had you sit in a car while you dined and watch a movie like at the old drive-in movies).
    It's a 135 acre park with actual working studios for television and the movie industry. There are several rather interesting stage productions of favorite old movies. You can even take a backstage tour of how special effects and animation is done.

    For the kid in us all, there are even a few exciting rides. My favorite is the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Try to go on this at dusk--the sky was amazing when we went on it. I thought it would be scary, but the ride is quite smooth and really a lot of fun---but too short. If fast pass is working here, do use it! Star tours was another fun roller coaster ride--the only other one in MGM. For a more subdued ride, the Great Movie Ride was 20 minutes of interesting short takes on old movies.

    There is a 7000 seat theatre near the entrance,too. That is where the nightly Fantasmic show is held. It is a battle of Sorcerer Mickey and friends against some Disney villains. The show is comprised of lasers, pyrotechnics, animation and water techniques. It starts about 1/2 hour before the close of the park, but get there early if you want a seat. There is standing room in the back, and the threatre is outside and tiered, so visibility is good from almost everywhere. Being outside, if the weather is bad, the show is cancelled. If the weather is good, and you've seen the show a few times already, it's a good time to go to some of the other activities without the normal crowds.

    THe landscaping is cleverly done with lots of cartoon topiaries and interesting buildings. As with all the parks, there are tons of photo-ops waiting for you here.

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    The MGM Studios were lots of...

    by Wenasje Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The MGM Studios were lots of fun. It's a bit like the Universal Studios, but a bit more innocent. Although, they have the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride, which was actually on of the highlights. You enter this building (which is very much like the house in 'Psycho'), a hotel, and you are welcomed by a creepy bell boy (see picture). Then you get into the elevator and the ride starts. I thought it was really good. After we got out, we immediately ran back to the beginning for a second time! (yeah, I can behave like a 6-year old sometimes!)

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    MGM Studios

    by MartinR Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    MGM is very good with lot of really good rides and shows. An early-bird ride should be the tower of terror as it is the one ride with slow moving and very long queues. Do not miss the Muppets 3D it is brillant. I cannot remember a bad ride or show in MGM

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    MGM Studios, Universal...

    by Buffy_N Written Aug 25, 2002

    MGM Studios, Universal Studios, Shopping Mall,
    Magic Kingdom
    Visit the tower of terror in MGM Studios, see were all the TV-Shows are made.
    Shop till you drop.
    And visit Micky in his 2. Home place (first is Disneyland)

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