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Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
Stunt Show Spectacular at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Land Streets of America
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering
Theme Stunt Show
Soft opening date March 14, 2005
Opening date May 5, 2005
Ride duration 35 minutes
Moteurs... Action! Stunt Show Spectacular
Moteurs... Action! Stunt Show Spectacular
Walt Disney Studios Park
Land Backlot
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering
Theme Stunt Show
Opening date March 16, 2002
Ride duration 35 minutes
Moteurs... Action! Stunt Show Spectacular stage

The show arena at Walt Disney Studios Park.

Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show is a performance show at Disney's Hollywood Studios in the Walt Disney World Resort. The original show is Moteurs... Action! Stunt Show Spectacular at Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Resort Paris which premiered together with the park on March 16, 2002.

The show runs for just under 40 minutes and includes pyrotechnics, jet ski chases, and physical stuntwork among the car work. The cars are followed by cameras, and the film shown to the audience on a billboard television screen is both shot during the show and pre-recorded, and some shots are even from the Disneyland Resort Paris version of the show. This is to make the show appear as if it were a real movie shoot. Herbie, the Volkswagen from The Love Bug, makes an appearance in an intermission in the middle of the show. The Herbie sequence was replaced with one inspired by Cars 2 featuring Mater interrupting the video feed to warn the audience of spies in the area and Lightning McQueen being pursued by a group of spy cars.

The show arena features scenery from a Mediterranean village in the south of France. The arena's construction forced Studio Backlot Tour at the theme park to be almost halved in length, as the arena was built inside the Backlot Tour's attraction footprint.


The show has more than 40 vehicles in the show and backstage in the maintenance garage. The "hero" car is a custom-built design for the show, while the pursuit cars are Opel Corsas. The 3 different hero cars are all painted red and the pursuit cars are black, to easily allow guests to tell the difference between them. The show also includes specially designed cars that look identical to the others used in the show, two of which are red "hero" cars. One has the interior oriented backwards to allow the driver to appear to be driving in reverse; the other has a seat and steering wheel bolted onto the side of the car away from the audience, so that the car can be driven showing that there is no driver in the driver's seat.

One of the black "pursuit" cars is cut in half behind the front doors so that it can appear to explode during a scene in the show. The cars, while they appear simple and plain, are reinforced with rally car roll cages for driver safety and powered by 1300 cc 150 horsepower (110 kW) motorcycle engines mounted directly behind the driver's seat. The cars have four forward and four reverse gears, allowing them to be driven backwards at high speed.

The cars have a bump shift for easier gear shifting: the driver bumps the shifter forward to go up a gear, and back to go back a gear. In order to reverse, the driver twists the top of the shifter and bumps it forwards and backwards. The emergency brake automatically releases when the driver lets go. The show cars are lightweight, at 1,322 pounds (600 kg). The cars can be switched from front-wheel to four-wheel to rear-wheel drive to suit the slips and slides of the show. The drivers wear heavy protective suits; to keep the drivers cool in Florida heat, a cooling system in the rear of the car pumps water through the suits. The show also features jet skis on the small canal at the front of the theater, and motorcycles which maneuver around the cars.

MGM 2008

A Disney's Hollywood Studios guide map featuring Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show

MGM 2005

A Disney MGM Studios guide map featuring Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show

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Hollywood Boulevard: The Great Movie Ride

Echo Lake: Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! | Star Tours: The Adventures Continue

Streets of America: Muppet*Vision 3D | Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: Movie Set Adventure | Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show | Earful Tower

Pixar Place: Toy Story Midway Mania!

Mickey Avenue: Walt Disney: One Man's Dream | The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow

Animation Courtyard: Voyage of the Little Mermaid | The Magic of Disney Animation

Sunset Boulevard: Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage | Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith | The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror | Fantasmic!

Former Attractions: Disney Stars and Motorcars Parade | Sounds Dangerous! | Back to Never Land | Aladdin's Royal Caravan | Journey into Narnia: Prince Caspian | Star Tours | Studio Backlot Tour | Backstage Pass | Bear in the Big Blue House: Live on Stage | Block Party Bash | Dinosaurs Live! | Here Come the Muppets | Hollywood's Pretty Woman | Muppets on Location: Days of Swine and Roses | Playhouse Disney: Live on Stage | Sorcery in the Sky | The American Idol Experience | Who Wants to Be a Millionaire – Play It!

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Front Lot: Disney Studio 1

Toon Studio: Flying Carpets Over Agrabah | Crush's Coaster | Cars Quatre Roues Rallye | Animation Academy | Animagique | Art of Disney Animation

Toy Story Playland: RC Racer | Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin | Toy Soldier Parachute Drop

Production Courtyard: Stitch Live! | CinéMagique | The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror | Studio Tram Tour: Behind the Magic

Backlot: Armageddon - Les Effets Speciaux | Moteurs... Action! Stunt Show Spectacular | Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Avec Aerosmith | Earful Tower

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Films: The Love Bug | Herbie Rides Again | Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo | Herbie Goes Bananas | The Love Bug (1997 film) | Herbie: Fully Loaded
Television: Herbie, the Love Bug | House of Mouse
Video Games: Herbie: Fully Loaded (video game) | Herbie Rescue Rally
Books: Herbie's Special Friend | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading

The Love Bug: Herbie | Jim Douglas | Tennessee Steinmetz | Carole Bennet | Peter Thorndyke | Havershaw | Tang Wu
Herbie Rides Again: Willoughby Whitfield | Nicole Harris | Mrs. Steinmetz | Alonzo Hawk | Mr. Judson | Hawk's Lawyers
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo: Wheely Applegate | Diane Darcy | Giselle | Bruno von Stickle | Claude Gilbert | Max and Quincy | Inspector Bouchet | Fontenoy | Emile | Duval
Herbie Goes Bananas: Pete Stancheck | Davy Johns | Paco | Prindle | Quinn | Shepard | Captain Blythe | Aunt Louise Trends | Melissa | Armando Moccia | Mrs. Purkiss
The Love Bug (1997): Hank Cooper | Alex Davis | Roddy Martel | Chuck | Simon Moore III | Rupert | Dr. Gustav Stumpfel | Horace
Herbie Fully Loaded: Maggie Peyton | Ray Peyton, Sr. | Trip Murphy | Kevin | Sally | Charisma | Ray Peyton, Jr. | Crash | Crazy Dave

Songs: The Love Bug | I Found a New Friend

Locations: The Firehouse | San Francisco | Paris | Panama | Mexico

Disney Parks: Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show | Studio Backlot Tour

Other: Thorndyke Special

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