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Posted by: RichKoster on May 28, 2003 1:38 am/pm

UPDATE: This topic has been moved out of the Disney Rumors area of the Disney Echo into the Walt Disney World forum because Disney has now officially announced this new attraction in the August 2003 Mickey Monitor, a publication for WDW Annual Passholders -- as well as the October 2003 media event -- so it is no longer a rumor! See below for that report from the Mickey Monitor.



Amazing Stunt Show Spectacular at Disney-MGM Studios

Disney-MGM Studios guests will be on the edge of their seats as the secrets behind Hollywood's most astounding stunts unfold at the new Disney-MGM Studios stunt show. An all-new car and motorcycle stunt show, inspired by the popular Disneyland Paris Stunt Show Spectacular, will debut at Disney-MGM Studios theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in 2005. Insiders will reveal coveted show secrets detailing how Tinseltown's stunts are created, designed and filmed for the movies. Filmed images are revealed on an oversized screen, illustrating how the use of different camera angles can add drama to filmed scenes -- this is in addition to the "in your face" live stunts!

This addition is part of a larger redevelopment of the backlot area of Disney-MGM Studios that also includes new cityscapes, adding Chicago and San Francisco to the existing New York City skyline.

Copyright 2003, THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

Posted by: RichKoster on May 30, 2003 12:55 am/pm

The Backlot Theater won't be the only thing torn out, according to the rumor mill. Residential Street and all the houses on it will also be torn up! That part of the backlot tour has to come out so the tram route can be rerouted to
include Catastrophe Canyon without getting in the way of the Auto Stunt Show.

Now think about that. This would inpact the Osborne Lights: There won't be any for the Christmas season of 2003 because there won't be any Residential Street to put them on.

However, the rumor goes on to say that the Osborne Lights will return for the holidays in 2004, with a new location: New York Street.

So, take a ride on the tram at D-MGM as soon as you can. It might be your last look at the Golden Girls' house.

Although just a rumor, this has been confirmed by more than one WDW Cast Member.

Posted by: RichKoster on June 27, 2003 9:56 am/pm

Yoo Hoo, Rufus!

Have the bulldozers begun tearing down Residential Street at D-MGM yet?
:confused:

Posted by: Rufus on June 28, 2003 3:22 am/pm

Yoo Hoo!



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Have the bulldozers begun tearing down Residential Street at D-MGM yet?
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Not yet, but they have begun tearing down one of the New York Street buildings across from the Backlot Theater. The Theater itself is being used to store some of the Osborne Lights that are normally kept in the Residential Street buildings, so it appears that the rumors are not beyond the range of credibility.

The Tram Tour was down for about a week while they rerouted it. It has reopened on a new route that still includes both Residential Street and Catastrophe Canyon. Haven't been on since, so don't know the details.

So far, the only thing I'm going to miss is the "Singing in the Rain" umbrella.
:musicsad:

Posted by: BrerRabbit on July 08, 2003 8:00 am/pm

:angry: I'm really kindof upset about the christmas lights being gone this year.  We will be going back to DWD in November during thanksgiving.  The lights are something we go see every time we are at disney during thanksgiving.  I'm really going to miss this piece of christmas magic.  Are they moving the Hunchback of Notre Dame or will it not be showing this year either?   :(
Posted by: Rufus on July 08, 2003 10:42 am/pm



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Are they moving the Hunchback of Notre Dame or will it not be showing this year either?
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The Hunchback show closed last year and won't be returning. :unhappy:

Posted by: BrerRabbit on July 08, 2003 11:01 am/pm

Thats a shame about the Hunchback...is there a reason they closed that show?  Will they be redoing the backlot tour area?  I noticed the Osbournes lights display was returning next year on New York St, will that be part of the backlot tour, or is the backlot tour gone also?  We dont spend alot of time in MGM, however, we do light the Hunchback show as well as the Osbourne lights display.  Its a little disappointing for our upcoming trip.
Posted by: RichKoster on July 08, 2003 11:23 am/pm

Yoo Hoo, Brer Rabbit!


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Thats a shame about the Hunchback...is there a reason they closed that show?
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I have a hunch...

:rolleyes:

I don't think it was as well-attended as it once was, due to the decreased overall attendance at D-MGM as well as the Hunchback of Notre Dame movie is kinda long in the tooth and not a big fave with little ones or families like the D-MGM's Beauty and the Beast show is.

I'd like to see more movies turned into attractions, anyway - - not just shows (or even worse, just meet-and-greet areas and parade appearances, like Lilo and Stitch). C'mon, let's have some new movie rides!
:nod:

Posted by: RichKoster on July 22, 2003 7:32 am/pm



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Have the bulldozers begun tearing down Residential Street at D-MGM yet?
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Now they have!

From < wdwmagic.com: >

21 July 2003: Demolition

All of the residential street buildings have now been demolished, and work is now underway on the canal that runs behind residential street.

18 July 2003: Demolition

The demolition of Residential Street is proceeding, with 2 buildings now completely removed from the site.

Posted by: RichKoster on Aug. 06, 2003 2:33 am/pm

Yoo Hoo, Disney EchoEars!

This topic has been moved out of the Disney Rumors area of the Disney Echo into the Walt Disney World forum because Disney has now officially announced this new attraction in the August 2003 Mickey Monitor, a publication for WDW Annual Passholders! Here's the report:



Who's moving Residential Street?
The transformation taking place at Disney-MGM Studios is set to be finished in 2005. That's when we'll debut an action-packed new stunt spectacular. Please note that in order to bring you this new E-ticket attraction, the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights will not take place this year.

Copyright 2003. THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY.
Posted by: utilidor27 on Aug. 06, 2003 2:16 am/pm

Now here's a question. If they have no Osborne lights, then what exactly will the Disney/MGM Studios do this year as far as Christmas displays? Do you think they will tack on a special version of Fantasmic! to help out? That would make for a nice substitute. :santa:
Posted by: RichKoster on Aug. 11, 2003 1:53 am/pm

< WDWMagic > says it appears construction work around the D-MGM Studios New York Street facades won't just be a refurbishment of what was there before -- there'll be two new facades built to show the skylines of Chicago and San Francisco.
Posted by: utilidor27 on Aug. 11, 2003 10:58 am/pm

Cool! :coolgrin:  Wonder if this will lead to any shooting on location now for movies, with more versitale facades. One can only wish! :)
Posted by: RichKoster on Oct. 10, 2003 9:22 am/pm

Gee, I wonder if in 2004 the Osbourne lights will be put along the New York, Chicago and San Francisco city blocks at D-MGM?
Posted by: RichKoster on Nov. 08, 2003 9:43 am/pm

The Mickey Monitor newsletter for WDW annual passholders says that the name of the D-MGM auto stunt show spectacular will be the same as the one at Disneyland Paris's Walt Disney Studios: < Moteurs...Action! Stunt Show Spectacular >

I bet this will not be the name used by the time this attraction opens. I think it will be translated into English and not be in French.

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