Fun & Fast Facts

 

  • Grand Opening: The official premiere of "Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show" was May 5, 2005.
  • Location: Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The show is presented in a 6.5-acre, outdoor stunt arena with seating for 5,000 guests.
  • Show Cast: Approximately 35 stunt drivers, actors and technicians.
  • Show Summary: A 30-minute performance, created and designed by Walt Disney Imagineering. The premise of "Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show" centers around the filming of a spy thriller, with production crew members, stunt managers and a director and assistant director on the "live" set. It is performed for theme park guests multiple times a day, based on season.
  • Disney’s FASTPASS: The show is one of the attractions that features Disney’s FASTPASS, the system that reduces guests’ wait time for popular attractions.
  • Design: Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney World Entertainment designed the show.
  • Set: Construction of the stunt arena began in February 2003. The design of the giant, outdoor set for "Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show" takes its inspiration from a seaside village marketplace in southern France. The massive and detailed show set was designed and created by Walt Disney Imagineering.
  • Vehicles: The complete inventory of vehicles at "Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show" includes more than 20 custom-built cars, 10 stunt motorcycles and two high-powered personal watercrafts.

    Did You Know?

  • The cars featured in "Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show" are custom-built in Europe.
  • The cars are equipped with a 1,300 cc, 150-horsepower motor built inside a custom racing chassis.
  • Show cars weigh just 600 kilograms (approximately 1,322 pounds) and consume one liter (approximately one quart) of fuel per show.
  • The cars weigh less than half what a standard production car does. (An average mid-size car weighs approximately 3,500 pounds.)
  • In addition to four forward speeds, the cars are equipped with a custom-designed transmission gearbox that also allows four reverse speeds. This enables the cars to go as fast in reverse gears as they do in forward gears.
  • Design components in the cars include the latest in safety and technology. Among the features: a NASCAR-style fire-suppression system, speed sensors and an on-board computer that assists drivers with maintaining proper speeds for precision stunt jumps. On-stage pyrotechnics during the show include fireballs that billow 40 feet in diameter.
  • Drivers wear the same driving suits as professional race car drivers.
  • Guests aboard the Disney’s Hollywood Studios Backlot Tour can sometimes get a glimpse of the excitement going on as part of "Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show." The backlot tram tour route passes right by the stunt show arena.

     

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