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Studio Tram Tour: Behind the Magic updated at last… with four new trams

Wednesday, 4th June 2014 at 20:04

Studio Tram Tour: Behind the Magic new trucks

It would be fair to say the last thing which needed changing to improve Studio Tram Tour: Behind the Magic from a guest’s point of view was the trams themselves. But here we are, with Disneyland Paris sharing photos of the new driving trucks which recently replaced the former twelve year old-plus vehicles.

Boasting more spacious cab areas, more fuel capacity and new sensors making them easier to manoeuvre, the four new trucks are now pulling the same original six-carriage trams through the attraction’s (almost literally) “backstage” route.

Along the way, guests can still discover action-packed sets including Catastrophe Canyon, Reign of Fire and, er, that’s about it. The (not particularly missed) Costuming workshop loop was removed during the construction of Toy Story Playland and is now occupied by La Place de Rémy, while the tour has had no genuine additions whatsoever since opening in 2002, despite several park masterplans in that time calling for improvement and expansion.

Studio Tram Tour: Behind the Magic new trucks

The Studio Backlot Tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida is similarly disappointing.

In fact, it might have been sensible to assume Disney would retire the attraction, ending the pretence that Walt Disney Studios Park is in any way a real working studio. The purchase of four new trucks would now seem to disprove that, at least for the foreseeable future.

Starting with the utterly pointless Dinotopia set and ending with Jeremy Irons’ ageing video commentary, come back next week for an article titled “100 Things Any Fan Would Change About Studio Tram Tour Before Replacing the Trucks”…

Watch a complete on-ride video of Studio Tram Tour: Behind the Magic here

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  • Ryan Simmons  4th June 2014, 22:26

    I think a good temporary fix for the now appalling video on the tour would be just for Cast Members to do spiel, informing guests about the various sets.

    It could even be loosely based on the video.

    This until they can get a replacement video of course.

  • To be fair if there was more catastrophe canyon type sections the ride wouldn’t be that made, there is just far too much of driving through static objects. Universal have the right idea by adding new elements every now and again.
    I don’t think they will ever get rid of the ride, I can imagine it has a reasonable output of people.

  • THe magic, the movies and mocha’s. Makes me cringe every time I hear it

  • Ruby Matthews  11th April 2017, 01:23

    I miss the costume workshop and I had no idea that they’re going to get rid of the old commentary. Hopefully I will be able to film it in October before it goes.

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