On March 13, 2020, Walt Disney World’s nighttime projection show, Disney Movie Magic, will return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The shows return will mark the end of The Wonderful World of Animation, which will continue to run nightly until March 12.
Disney Movie Magic is most likely returning thanks to the opening of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Currently, The Wonderful World of Animation incorporates fireworks and would, therefore, cause any ride operating in the Grauman’s Chinese Theater to be closed for the duration of the show. Disney Movie Magic uses no pyrotechnics and will allow the Chinese Theater to remain open. Meaning more guests per day will be able to ride Mickey and Minnie’s first-ever ride-through attraction and go home happier for it. Grauman’s Chinese Theater used to be home to the beloved attraction, The Great Movie Ride.
The show itself incorporates state-of-the-art projection technology to light up the Chinese Theater and surrounding buildings to produce a jaw-dropping visual spectacle with clips of Disney films and Disney-owned films.
According to Disney,
The show features dozens of them, from Disney classics like “Mary Poppins” to contemporary blockbusters such as “Pirates of the Caribbean,” the Indiana Jones adventures and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” Also, each high-energy show spans a variety of different genres including musicals, romance, comedy, classics, fantasy, sci-fi and adventure.
If you never got a chance to see Disney Movie Magic during its first run, you can watch our video of it here:
Disney Movie Magic first debuted in 2017, running right before the fireworks show Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular. There is no word yet if a fireworks show will be included, but considering the expected popularity of the new ride in the Chinese Theater, we most likely will not see fireworks for some time. There is also no word yet if this show will feature any updated technology or sequences.
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway opens in Disney’s Hollywood Studios on March 4, 2020.
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