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Studio Backlot Tour

(Now Closed)
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista
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  • Brooke
    BrookeJanuary 2, 2013
    The left side of the trolley has the best view but also gets wet. The trolly goes too fast to really look at the costume and scene shops.
  • Rich S.
    Rich SchellhaseDecember 15, 2012
    There are four lines you can choose from, if you bring my son, he will always pick the longest line even when it is obviously the longest line
  • Jeff J.
    Jeff JensenApril 18, 2012
    If you're a fan of the World of Motion from Epcot, look around the prop room before you board the tram, you'll see a few props from the classic ride!
  • Jackie B.
    Jackie BeckerApril 1, 2013
    New movie props/costumes in the American Film Institute display - Gone With the Wind & The Sound of Music now featured in addition to others! :)
  • M A.
    M ALDossaryAugust 23, 2014
    Nice ride. When you are walking in the line, you will see few of the items that they used in the movies.
  • Benjamin L.
    Benjamin LudmanApril 9, 2012
    The right-most line at the beginning will get wet in the first sequence. The left-most will stay dry. Middle lines may get wet.
  • Gregg J.
    Gregg JMay 16, 2011
    At the bottom of the entrance ramp is a door marked SPECIAL EFFECTS PERSONNEL ONLY. This is where people get picked to be in the show. Your entire party gets to go with you.
  • Todd P.
    Todd PerlmutterMay 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You're safe from the fire, it's the water you need to worry about. You can get more soaked than Splash Mountain.
  • Undercover Tourist
    Undercover TouristSeptember 12, 2011
    Sit on the left side of the tram if you want a first row view of the Catastrophe Canyon sequence.
  • Janet G.
    Janet GadzialaNovember 1, 2010
    Show up early for a show or ask to stay behind and volunteer to be an actor, it's way fun...and a way to truly make the memories begin!
  • Gabrielle M.
    Gabrielle MoranApril 25, 2013
    If u hear them ask for a volunteer before you get to the show before the ride do it you get wet and its fun!!
  • Chris O.
    Chris OMay 23, 2012
    This is great if you're seeking shelter on a rainy afternoon. As others have mentioned, it's not much of anything for most of the 45 minutes though.
  • Robert G.
    Robert GoforthAugust 18, 2014
    It's a bit dated and lengthy. However, it's one of the few places to see authentic movie props.
  • The Transit Navigator
    The Transit NavigatorJanuary 1, 2012
    Go on the Backlot Tour to see some of the great effects. But take note, some people may get a tad wet.
  • Mikey Swift
    Mikey SwiftFebruary 11, 2012
    Ask for the middle car & sit on the left side for best view!
  • Chris
    ChrisMay 16, 2013
    Who here remembers the old version of the tour. The near three hour version when NY Street wasn't open to foot traffic?
  • Charo
    CharoJanuary 23, 2014
    My least favorite backlot tour (compared to Universal and Warner Bros.). I wouldn't say skip it, but just don't expect much. Also, plan your line - not worth it if you will line up more than 40mins.
  • Colllleeen C.
    Colllleeen CaahiilAugust 25, 2011
    You need to be in the show if you get the chance... But be ready to get wet!
  • Kelly G.
    Kelly GaudreauMarch 21, 2014
    If you do not like to get wet do not stand in the far right line. Go as far left as possible, Trotsky Style.
  • graviator
    graviatorJune 26, 2015
    Sad to see it go, but the movie industry never took off here like it was once thought it would. Very interesting when I was younger and they were working on movies at the time.
  • T P.
    T PlennesMay 9, 2013
    Pretty boring unless someone in your group volunteers to be an actor. I did that and it was fun.
  • ºDamian W.
    ºDamian White ºAugust 11, 2012
    I only ride this to see the Golden Girls House ... And it's not even part of it anymore. WOMP!
  • Miles B.
    Miles BresinJuly 14, 2011
    Try to get on right when the lights motor actions show starts u get to see the cars do so cool stuff in a really small space.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MillerJuly 1, 2014
    This is a great way to see Disney from a whole other perspective!!!
  • Suzanne S.
    Suzanne SiddenJuly 14, 2013
    It is a great tour. Worth the time.
  • Casey L.
    Casey LOctober 25, 2013
    This ride is a shell of its former self. Used to be cool when MMC was in production.
  • Wendy R.
    Wendy RobinsonMay 13, 2012
    Don't sit in the front, of the tram. The fumes from the car pulling the tram r bad!
  • Bruna R.
    Bruna RicardoApril 23, 2013
    Don't miss this one! It was awesome and I got to see Hannah Montana's house. Ha
  • Allie N.
    Allie NewmanMarch 23, 2013
    Look for the Flight of the Navigator ship!
  • Michelle T.
    Michelle TiemannNovember 20, 2010
    Don't waste your time, all it is, is a tour through empty costume making facilities and a few cars and planes sitting around.
  • Heather D.
    Heather DonnellyApril 13, 2013
    See if you can spot the Star Wars vehicle; my wife did. #eagleeyedgeek :)
  • Tuesday B.
    Tuesday BaileyMarch 11, 2013
    Left side on the team, be prepared to become a little wet!
  • Emily L.
    Emily LedbetterDecember 31, 2010
    If you hop on here expecting the Universal Los Angeles backlot tour, you've come to the wrong place. Boring for adults.
  • R
    RSeptember 22, 2012
    You can bring drinks and food on tour
  • Mike D.
    Mike DeBoldOctober 4, 2013
    If it is hot volunteer you will be happy later
  • erica w.
    erica wheatonJanuary 3, 2013
    Sit on the left. You will stay the driest ;)
  • Jordan W.
    Jordan WhiteMarch 3, 2013
    I enjoyed the tour. Very interesting
  • Mark E.
    Mark EvansMay 5, 2014
    Ibuprofen or any pain reliever can be found at the AFI store.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SmallMay 22, 2012
    If someone from your group is a volunteer, you may get priority seating.
  • Loren L.
    Loren LangOctober 5, 2010
    Find out how to volunteer for the Pearl Harbor exhibit at the beginning. It looks like a lot of fun!
  • Mari F.
    Mari FasanaroNovember 14, 2013
    Cool! It is a must see!
  • James R.
    James RobertsonNovember 8, 2013
    Avoid this ride if it's raining, they always close it down as soon as the rain starts
  • @Nacron
    @NacronJanuary 9, 2010
    Save yourself the time and skip this one. One effect area and the rest of the ride is touring their sparse boneyard
  • Rob W.
    Rob WillsAugust 22, 2011
    Look for the flight of the navigator ship. Looks like a nerf turbo football.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteNovember 19, 2014
    Interesting relaxing tour
  • Kristi M.
    Kristi MountzAugust 5, 2011
    Ask to be apart of the show!
  • Adrian G.
    Adrian GiannottaJuly 23, 2012
    This used to be an amazing experience. Now it is truly a joke.
  • NarniaFans.com
    NarniaFans.comMarch 23, 2011
    There are some Narnia props that can be seen in the Backlot Tour.
  • Julie V.
    Julie ValvanoDecember 8, 2011
    Fun water effects but better rides abound.
  • Nathan M.
    Nathan MacDonaldMay 3, 2011
    Look for the Hidden Mickey in the prop room!
  • Isabel M.
    Isabel MaidaNovember 6, 2011
    Sit to left if u want to get wet.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LarsenJuly 18, 2011
    Totaaly not anything like earthquake at universal oh wait ya its actually exactly the same
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BarlowFebruary 26, 2012
    see how special effects are made for the movies
  • Michael O.
    Michael O'NeillApril 16, 2012
    Become part of the show.
  • Gregorio F.
    Gregorio FelicianoAugust 12, 2010
    I miss the part with all the homes. :(
  • Yvette C.
    Yvette CherkalaJune 25, 2013
    Disappointing. I saw non-recognizable props from older movies. Nothing big from the passed decade. Go to LA and see a REAL backlot!
  • Chauncey
    ChaunceyMarch 31, 2010
    Sit on the far left hand side of the tram
  • Christi F.
    Christi FeySeptember 6, 2011
    The snakes move!!!!
  • Jeff L.
    Jeff LSeptember 30, 2011
    It has changed
  • Randy J.
    Randy JonesSeptember 6, 2013
    Interesting
  • Laurence R.
    Laurence ReyesOctober 14, 2011
    Was part of the show..
  • Renee S.
    Renee SimpsonMay 29, 2012
    Waiting a RIDICULOUS amount of time.
  • Tony E.
    Tony EdwardsJuly 10, 2014
    That was terrible! I left after the first fake movie water special effects act.
  • Mercedes G.
    Mercedes GrohlOctober 26, 2014
    So sad it is closed now :(
  • Michael W.
    Michael WarbuxSeptember 25, 2011
    Only the first part of the attraction was open :(
  • Connor
    ConnorMarch 19, 2013
    Skip this. Disney, please do something with this. It's the biggest waste of time and space.
  • Clown F.
    Clown Face3May 18, 2011
    The Mayor is a perky tour guide.
  • Tariq J.
    Tariq JawadSeptember 27, 2014
    Closing September 27th,2014 forever.
  • Shawna G.
    Shawna GutierrezJune 19, 2012
    Boring. That's about enough to cover it.
  • Amanda k. V.
    Amanda k. Van AssenSeptember 24, 2014
    Closing sept 27th
  • Hunter R.
    Hunter RidenourNovember 10, 2014
    It's is closed
  • Felicia G.
    Felicia GrahamFebruary 26, 2013
    Lame ride. Don't bother unless you need to waste time.
  • matt p.
    matt poulinJanuary 12, 2012
    Skip it. Ever since they put in lights motor action this ride sucks.
  • Ben
    BenDecember 30, 2010
    Skip this one and see the stunt show or Muppets instead.
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DiazJune 30, 2011
    Waste of time, only go on if there's no wait time
  • Sam K.
    Sam KellyFebruary 17, 2011
    45 minute tour. Not worth it. Go somewhere else.
  • Katie
    KatieAugust 3, 2010
    Not what it used to be :(
  • Marcos B.
    Marcos BragaMay 17, 2013
    Aqui você vê como dão feitas os efeitos especiais das cenas dos filmes
  • Leonardo B.
    Leonardo BaezJanuary 14, 2013
    No vale la pena la espera de 45-50 minutos.Aprovecha que cuando esta atracción esta llena, la cola en otras atracciones en menor.
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