Tour Guide: Welcome aboard. At this time, I’d like to ask everybody to please remain seated throughout the ride, and keep your hands and arms within the vehicle at all times. Also, for the safety of our cast, and the comfort of those around you, please no flash photography or use of external video lights. Alright, now that we’ve taken care of business, let’s talk about me. My name is CMs Name, and I’ll be your guide during this magical journey into the movies. It’s the perfect job for me because I love the movies. So, is everyone ready!
Tour Guide: Great, because it’s show time. Ready when you are, C.B.
C.B.'s voice: Action!
<We hear the song “Hooray For Hollywood” as we begin our tour.>
Tour Guide: Hello everyone and welcome to the Great Movie Ride. Once again, my name is CMs Name and I’ll be taking you from this Hollywood soundstage right into the middle of the action of the greatest films ever made, all on one tour. But between you and me, this is no ordinary tour because the Great Movie Ride brings these movies to life, and puts you right in the middle of the action.
<We see a pyramid of lovely chorus girls up ahead, as bubbles float down onto the vehicle.>
Tour Guide: First let’s visit some of those great Hollywood musicals starting with the 1933 Busby Burkley musical Extraveganza, Foot Light Parade. Starring James Cagney, Ruby Keeler and Dick Powel.
<On our left, an animatronic Gene Kelly performs his famous “Singin’ In The Rain” number.>
Gene Kelly: Come on with the rain, I’ve a smile on my face …
Tour Guide: Then in 1952, Gene Kelly was singin’ in the rain. Did you know Gene Kelly Co-Directed this film?
Tour Guide: Does anyone know what this movie is? That’s right, it’s Walt Disney’s Academy Award winning film from 1964 Starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.
<Mary and Bert sing “Chim Chim Cheree” with the chimney sweeps.>
Julie Andrews: Chim chiminey chim chiminey, chim chim cheree, when you’re with a sweep, you’re in glad company.
Dick Van Dyke: Nowhere is there a more 'appier crew …
Julie and Dick together: … than them what sings chim chim cheree chim cheroo. Chim chiminey, chim chim, cheree chim cheroo.
Tour Guide: Hold on to those wallets and purses folks. This doesn’t look like a very good neighborhood.
<We enter a dark, dirty back alley, where we spot a fight going on in an apartment, seen only in shadow behind the window shade. We can hear city sounds in the background, such as a woman shouting “Ah, shut up up there!”>
In fact, it looks a lot like the Underworld. The scene of such classic gangster films like the Public Enemy. Starring one of my favorite tough guys, James Cagney.
<James Cagney appears to our right, standing in a doorway. We can hear snippets of dialogue as we pass.>
James Cagney: Aw, you dirty, double-crossing - open up in there, you hear me?
<On our left, a pair of thugs are hiding behind some boxes. They seem to be expecting trouble.>
Beans: <whispering> Somebody coming! Somebody coming! Get down!
Squid: <referring to our vehicle> Ah, ah, is it them?
<Up ahead, a one way light changes from red to green>
Beans: Nah, just a bunch o’ rubberneckin’ tourists.
Voice in the Shadows: Shut up you two, you want to blow our cover?
Tour Guide: Sorry about the delay, folks, but I don’t want to run a red light, even if it is just a movie.
<Our ride vehicle stops.>
Gangster: <from the shadows, to our left> Psst, hey, you.
Tour Guide: Are you talking to me? Are you talkin’ to me?
Gangster <Stepping out from the shadows>: No, tough guy/ sweetheart (Depending on the gender of Tour Guide) ‘m talkin’ to da dame in da funny-lookin’ outfit over dere. Yeah, I’m talkin’ to you. Come 'ere.
Tour Guide: Uh, I’m not supposed to leave my vehicle.
Gangster: <pulls out a gun> I said get over 'ere.
Tour Guide: <nervously> Whatever you say, Mugsy <gets out of the vehicle, steps onto stage>
Mugsey: <Walking down stairs> Hey, How’d you know my name anyway?
Tour Guide: Oh, I’ve seen this movie before.
<Both Mugsy and Tour Guide are startled by a cat hiding in a trash can, Mugsy looks at Guide>
Mugsy: Da heat’s on, see? And your fancy car’s my ticket outta here. So beat it!
Tour Guide: Oh no, you’re making a big mist-
Mugsy: I said scram outta here, or you’re gonna get hoit.
Tour Guide: But I can’t walk out in the middle of a movie!
Beans: Here dey come, boss!
Mugsey: Go on, beat it ya sap!
Tour Guide: On second thought. . .
Squid: Get out your grinders!
Tour Guide: I could go for some pop corn!
<As 1930’s model car suddenly screeches into the scene on our right, the tour guide runs off stage out of sight. There are gangsters inside, and they start having a shootout with the thugs on our left. We’re caught in the crossfire of machine guns. Rat-a-tat-tat! Rat-a-tat-tat!>
Squid: Ah! I’m hit! Hey, I’m hit!
Beans: Mugsy! They got Squid! Mugsy!
Mugsy: I hear ya! Rub 'em out! <To Gangsters in the car> Hey you mugs, this ain’t a fair fight!
Beans: Mugsy, Squid’s hit bad! Real bad!
Mugsy: You’re next if ya don’t shut up! <Runs to the vehicle> Everybody sit tight. <sees that there is a red light over the door up ahead, preventing the vehicle from moving forward> Runnin’ a red lights against the law, and I never break the law! Watch this! <shoots out the red light> No more red light!
<Gangster puts the vehicle into drive and leaves the scene>
Beans: Mugsy! Come back ya rat!
Mugsy: Sorry boys, I’m makin’ my getaway! Give my reguards to the warden, suckers.<to a guest> What’re you lookin’ at? Everybody mind your p’s and q’s, and maybe nobody’ll get hoit.
<The gangster drives us into the next scene, which is a Western town.>
Mugsy: Whoa, what’s this? Where am I? New Joisey?
Ride Announcer: And now, the Old West, and two of Hollywood’s legendary stars: Clint Eastwood and John Wayne.
<Clint Eastwood is on our right, standing in front of a saloon door and lighting a cigarette. John Wayne is to our left, sitting on a horse. We can hear some of his words as we pass by.>
John Wayne: … fixin’ to get myself shot. Hightail it outta here. Go right ahead if that’s what you’re a mind to do. A long time ago, I made me a rule. Let people do what they want.
Mugsy: Sleepy little boig, ain’t it?
John Wayne: Well, that’s a mighty tough territory you’re headin’ into, pilgrim. I’d think about turnin’ back if I were you.
Mugsy:<To the guests on the vehicle> All right, now that we’re in the clear, it’s the perfect time for me to collect up all your value-ables. We’ll start with the je-
Voice of Sheriff: There he is! It’s the bank robber! Don’t let him get away! <Shooting begins from both sides of our vehicle, as the townsfolk mistake the gangster for their bank robber.>
Mugsy: Hey! I don’t even work this neighborhood, copper! Dis is nuts, and nuts ta dis! I’m gettin’ outta here. <Doors open into the next scene, Mugsy’s back is turned to the doors> Look at it this way, things can’t get any woise!
<The vehicle enters the next scene, which is the interior the Nostromo from the film “Alien”, Mugsy turns to face the scene>
Mugsy: OK, it’s woise. I dunno about youse guys, but this is gettin’ kinda creepy, what is dis?
Ride Announcer: This is “Alien”. You are with Sigourney Weaver aboard the spaceship Nostromo. Something has gone wrong. One by one, the crew has vanished, and somewhere in the ship, a terrifying creature waits to claim its next victim.
Mugsy: Hey, Pal, I ain’t no victim!
Ride Announcer: Warning! Remain in your vehicle. The area you are entering is extremely dangerous. Proceed with caution.
<Warning sirens are heard.>
MOTHER: Danger. The emergency destruct system is now activated. The ship will detonate in 10 minutes. The option to override the system will expire in T-Minus 5 minutes.
Mugsy: Look out!
<The alien is right overhead, and appears to be attacking the vehicle. Drops of water - or is that slime? - can be felt. After a second attack there is a pause, then the Alien attacks again, this time from the side>
Mugsy: There it is again! All right, I think that’s enough creepy crawly things for one day right?
<The vehicle enters the “Raiders of the Lost Ark” scene, as music from the film plays. On our right, Indiana Jones and an assistant struggle to lift the ark. On our left, snakes slither and one appears ready to attack.>
Ride Announcer: Here, in “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” amid a thousand deadly snakes, Indiana Jones unearths a great treasure. Will Harrison Ford escape with his discovery? And what will be your fate? Beware.
Mugsy: Snakes! Why did it hafta be snakes?
<The vehicle moves into a second room, with hieroglyphics on the walls. On our right, up a steep set of stairs, is a huge, glowing red jewel set into a stone statue. A temple guardian stands nearby, his face obscured by a veil.>
Ride Announcer: The dust of three thousand years lies undisturbed in this ancient burial chamber. And on the chest of the great stone god, a priceless jewel!
Mugsy: Wow! Get a load o’ dat chunk of ice! Time for me to get back to woik. Don’t none of yas move while I get the goods. I don’t think they’d notice a few extra bodies around here, if ya know what I mean. Heheheh. <he goes up the steps to steal the jewel>
Ride Announcer: But the jewel is guarded by a curse! And those who dare defy that curse … must pay with their lives.
Temple Guardian: <putting his hand up to the gangster> Halt, unbeliever! Disturb the treasure of the gods, and you shall all pay with your lives.
<The gangster attempts to take the jewel, but he quickly goes up in smoke. When the smoke disappears, we see that the Temple Guardian was actually our former Tour Guide in disguise. There is nothing left of the gangster but his skeleton.>
Tour Guide: <returning to the vehicle> See, I told you I was going for popcorn That just goes to show you, anything can happen in the movies. Now let’s get on with the show.
<The vehicle moves into a small, dark area filled with skeletons.>
Tour Guide: Ooooo. I see dead people. The horror film is my favorite genre. Some of the best horror films were produced in the 1930s and 40s. However, monsters, mutant, and maniacs are still audience favorites and continue to haunt us today. The first mummy film was a silent movie produced in 1920
<We now move into a jungle scene.>
Tour Guide: We are now entering the jungle home of one of the most memorable movie characters of all time. No, it’s not George of the Jungle. Actually, it’s Tarzan, portrayed here by Johnny Weissmuller. <An animatronic Tarzan swings by on a vine to our right, giving his classic yell, while Jane sits on an elephant to our left, with Cheetah the chimp nearby.> Over there, we have Maureen O’Sullivan as Jane, and the lovely and talented Cheetah as herself.
<Our next stop is the classic “Here’s looking at you, kid” scene from “Casablanca.”>
Tour Guide: Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. The best last lines of a movie ever. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the classic romance, “Casablanca”.
<The vehicle comes to a “Fantasia” scene.>
Tour Guide: Here’s one of my favorite movie stars, Mickey Mouse, in one of his greatest roles, the Sorcerer’s Apprentice in “Fantasia”. <We feel the breeze as Sorcerer Mickey causes waves to splash.> The sorcerer’s name in this sequence is Yensid, which is Disney spelled backward.
<The next scene is Munchkinland, from “The Wizard of Oz”. On our right, the feet of the deceased Wicked Witch of the East, still wearing her ruby slippers, stick out from beneath Dorothy’s farmhouse. Munchkins pop up from various places and sing “Ding dong, the witch is dead” in merry celebration.>
Tour Guide: Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. How often do you get to say that? I’d say we’re over the rainbow in one of the most beloved movies of all time, “The Wizard of Oz.” <Suddenly, there is a puff of smoke, and the Wicked Witch of the West appears. In animatronic form, naturally.>
Wicked Witch: Who killed my sister? Who killed the Witch of the East? <to the tour guide in the front of the car> Was it you?
Tour Guide: No, I didn’t kill anyone. It was an accident.
Wicked Witch: Well, my little pretty, I can cause accidents, too!
Tour Guide: Oh rubbish, you have no power here. Be gone before someone drops a house on you, too.
Wicked Witch: Very well. I’ll bide my time. But just try and stay out of my way. Just try! I’ll get you, my pretty. And your little dog, too! <cackles and disappears in a puff of smoke>
Tour Guide: I wonder how we get out of here. What do you folks think? Which way should we go?
Munchkin: Follow the yellow brick road!
Tour Guide: Follow the yellow brick road. Why didn’t I think of that? Sing along folks, you know the words.
<We hear “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” as we leave Oz. On our right, we come upon animatronic versions of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, and Toto, as they spot the Emerald City for the first time.>
Cowardly Lion: I’ll be king of the forest! Long live the king.
Dorothy: There’s Emerald City! Oh, we’re almost there, at last, at last!
<The vehicle moves into a large room, where we will see clips showing classic movie moments.>
Tour Guide: I hope you’ve enjoy this tour through some of the greatest moments at the movies. But we’ve only scratched the surface of what Hollywood has to offer. There are still thousands of other great movies out there waiting for you to discover and here a just a few of my favorites.
<The film is difficult to describe here, since it consists of many brief movie clips, but the following lines can all be heard:>
Al Jolson in “The Jazz Singer”: Wait a minute! You ain’t heard nothin’ yet.
The Three Stooges in one of their films. Okay, let’s be honest, probably all of their films.: Nyuck, nyuck, nyuck.
Eddie Murphy in “Trading Places”: Is there a problem, officers?
Marlon Brando in “The Godfather”: I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.
Arnold Schwarzenegger in “The Terminator”: I’ll be back.
Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz”: I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.
Barbra Streisand in “Funny Girl”: Hello, gorgeous.
Greta Garbo in “Grand Hotel”: I want to be alone.
Gloria Swanson in “Sunset Boulevard”: We didn’t need dialogue. We had faces.
Marlon Brando in “A Streetcar Named Desire”: Stellaaaaaaaa!
Robin Williams in “Good Morning, Vietnam”: Good morning, Vietnam!
Bette Davis in “All About Eve”: Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.
C-3PO in “Star Wars”: Oh my. I’d forgotten how much I hate space travel.
<At the end of the film, we return to the load / unload area.>
Tour Guide: On behalf of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, I’d like to thank you for joining us on The Great Movie Ride. Now before we do wrap this production, we still have one more scene to do. It’s called The Exit. The action begins with you remaining seated until we come to a complete stop, then you gather all your personal belongings and take small children by the hand. Now once these doors open, you will rise dramatically to your feet, and make a grand exit directly to the rear of the vehicle. Oh, one more thing. Um, when I yell “Action!”, don’t forget the thunderous applause for your tour guide. Places, everybody! And … Action!
Tour Guide: Thank you, thank you. Enjoy the rest of your day here at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and I’ll see you at the movies, the stuff dreams are made of. Good-Bye everyone!