“This is a frightening thought. Chevy Chase and Martin Short need your help.” Did you ever help them on The Monster Sound Show at MGM?
Presented by Sony, the Monster Sound Show at Disney-MGM Studios was an interactive show that allowed members of the audience to join sound actors on stage to reproduce sound effects for movies.
During the show, 4 members of the audience were selected (volunteered) to help add the sounds effects for a short comedy film in which a deranged butler (Martin Short) attempted to kill an insurance salesman (Chevy Chase).
At the end of the show you would watch the film for a second time, this time with the sound effects that were added by the volunteers, most of them off the mark which provided for some funny moments.
After the show you would head into the Soundworks post show area where everyone had their chance at adding sound to classic movies.
This area was The Monster Sound Show from 1989 to 1997. Then became the One Saturday Morning Sound Show for a short time July 1997 to Feb 1999. It was also Sounds Dangerous with Drew Carey from April 1999 to Jan 2009. And today this area is used for Jedi Training Academy Sign Up and also Carbon Freeze Me.
We will always call it MGM Studios….
For those of you new to the Disney World Family you know this park as Hollywood Studios, but to us it will always be MGM Studios.
Where did MGM Studios come from? In the 80’s two Imagineers, Marty Sklar and Randy Bright were working on the plans for two new pavilions for Epcot’s Future World. As their ideas unfolded they came up with what would later become the Wonders of Life and Great Movie Ride pavilions. As they presented these to Michael Eisner he indicated that it would be better to wrap the Great Movie Ride around an entire park themed with entertainment and show business.
In 1985, Disney and Metro Goldwyn Mayer entered into the licensing contract which gave Disney the rights to use the name MGM. Three years later in 1988 MGM filed the first lawsuit stating that Disney violated the contract by operating a working movie and television studio on the property. The MGM Studios theme park opened on May 1st, 1989 keeping the name which allowed the logo use and items to be displayed in the Great Movie Ride attraction.
Lawsuits between the companies went back and forth, in the meantime MGM opened MGM Grand Adventures Theme Park in Vegas which closed in 2000. Paying the lawyers all came to an end on August 9, 2007 as Disney announced the re-branding to Disney Hollywood Studios.
MGM Studios, Hollywood Studios, what do you call it? Comment below and let us know, be sure to visit all the other great Disney history on the hop today!
Our Favorite Food This Week: Dad’s Brownie Sundae
Location: 50’s Prime Time (Hollywood Studios)
If you don’t know by now, I’m an Ice Creamaholic. The first step is admitting, right? Well imagine the joy in my eyes when we found Dad’s Brownie Sundae at the 50’s Prime Time at Hollywood Studios. Being that I am a Dad it was a requirement that I try the mouth watering treat. Dad’s Brownie Sundae is made up of a Brownie covered with Vanilla Ice Cream, Hot Fudge, Caramel sauce, whipped cream and other magical toppings. Feast your eyes, yes that is Cracker Jacks and M&M’s.
Please note that just because it’s called Dad’s doesn’t mean you have to be a Dad to try it. If you are eating at 50’s Prime Time, be sure to save room for Dad’s Brownie Sundae. I can hear it calling my name….. My name is Sean and I’m an Ice Creamaholic.
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Did You Know Today’s TIGGERIFIC TUESDAY TRIVIA On what the PeopleMover and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster have in common??
If you guessed wait times, you are incorrect. The PeopleMover is propelled by a Linear Induction Motor (LIM) which is the same system used to propel the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster to 60 MPH. Though the PeopleMover never reaches a speed over 7 MPH, the linear motors use an electrical current to create an electromagnetic field. The PeopleMover vehicles have magnets on them and the interaction with the magnetic fields create propulsion and move the vehicles along the track. The system is great on the environment and also on repair costs as fewer parts break down due to friction.
Our Favorite Food This Week: Pizza Planet Cheese Pizza
Location: Pizza Planet (Hollywood Studios)
Price: $8.99 (includes pizza and Caesar salad)
Hungry for pizza at the Hollywood Studios, be sure to check out Pizza Planet. Even if you aren’t hungry stop in and play a few games, the claw game seems to get a lot of our money. Either way you will want to get a chocolate chip cookie for the road. The kids will have a blast, but the games can cause the indoor seating to get a bit loud so sitting upstairs is recommended.
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