Movie Magic Special Effects Show

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Movie Magic Special Effects Show
Warner Bros. Movie World
Coordinates27°54′28.7″S 153°18′45″E / 27.907972°S 153.31250°E / -27.907972; 153.31250Coordinates: 27°54′28.7″S 153°18′45″E / 27.907972°S 153.31250°E / -27.907972; 153.31250
Opening date3 June 1991 (1991-06-03)
Closing date30 January 2005 (2005-01-30)
General statistics
Attraction typeSpecial Effects Show
ManufacturerWarner Bros. Movie World
ReplacementSuperman Escape

Movie Magic Special Effects Show was a live show at the Warner Bros. Movie World amusement park at Oxenford, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The show opened with the park in 1991 as part of a larger studio tour.[1] The studio tour closed first followed by the show in 2005. The Superman Escape station building was the former home to the Movie Magic Special Effects Show.[2]


The show would run several times throughout a normal operating day.[3] Groups of guests would be admitted from the queue on the edge of Main Street and would be instructed to walk a short distance to the nearby soundstage. Before entering the soundstage, the attraction presenter would choose several volunteers from the audience to assist in the showcase of special effects. With the volunteers rushed to the back of house, the rest of the guests were admitted into the first room. The first volunteer would be required to dress up as Superman and demonstrate the use of Chroma key technology on a blue screen. A second example of this technology was showcased by blending clips of a high rise with those of a volunteer walking along a plank on the ground. The second room showcased sound effects. The several volunteers would be involved in the creation of sound effects using a variety of objects around the room to a scene from one of the Lethal Weapon movies. In the third and final room, guests would view recreations of some of the items from Memphis Belle. The show concluded with guests returning to Main Street.[1][4][5]

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  1. ^ a b Hong, Tan Bee (26 January 1992). "Australia's Hollywood". New Straits Times. Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Movie Magic Special Effects Show (Warner Bros. Movie World)". Parkz.
  3. ^ Warner Bros. Movie World Showtimes (2005). Retrieved from Warner Bros. Movie World (in-park) during 2005.
  4. ^ AsiaTravelTV (12 November 2009). "Movie World Magic Show, Gold Coast by". Video. YouTube. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
  5. ^ Warner Bros. Movie World (4 July 2004). "Movie Magic Special Effects Show". Web Archive. Archived from the original on 3 August 2004. Retrieved 17 August 2010.