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    Sounds Dangerous with Drew Carey

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This attraction's final day of operation was May 19, 2011.
The information below is provided for historical reference.
This attraction is open seasonally.

Description And Comments

Sounds Dangerous, a film presentation starring Drew Carey as a blundering detective, is the vehicle for a crash course on movie and TV sound effects. While the film itself is funny and well paced and (for once) doesn't hawk some Disney flick or product, time has not been kind to the attraction. Earphones, worn throughout the show, often don't work properly, and the theater itself seems run-down. Readers rank Sounds Dangerous the lowest of any attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and it sits with the Magic Kingdom's Stitch's Great Escape! as one of the least popular attractions in Walt Disney World.

Most young guests have no idea who Drew Carey is. If your group needs a break from the heat, however, the air conditioning still works well. Note that part of the show is presented in the dark so guests can focus on the sound effects, and the darkness disturbs some small children. Beware this warning from a Pasadena, Texas, reader:

I would recommend a stronger child warning for Sounds Dangerous. Of all the attractions at DHS, this had the most screaming children. Since we were plunged in complete darkness, mothers couldn't leave with their kids.

Touring Tips

Recently Sounds Dangerous has operated only during busy times of year (typically around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, as well as during the summer) or when other attractions in Hollywood Studios are under refurbishment. Since this attraction did not open during Thanksgiving 2011, we are marking it as extinct until further notice.

When operational, the attraction is periodically inundated by guests coming from a just-concluded performance of the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular. This is not the time to get in line. Wait 30 minutes and try again.

A reader from Israel suggests that a good time to catch Sounds Dangerous is just before the afternoon parade. If the parade starts on Hollywood Boulevard, it takes about 15 minutes to wind over to the theater-just long enough to catch the show and pop out right in time for the parade.

Sounds Dangerous with Drew Carey Wait Times

This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for Sounds Dangerous with Drew Carey when you visit on a day with a given Disney's Hollywood Studios Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average "peak" wait time (that is, how long the line will be at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it's the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see Sounds Dangerous with Drew Carey Wait Times.

Special Comments

  • This attraction may be frightening for children.

Video introduction to sound effects.

Special Needs

Disney Dish with Jim Hill


As with all Star Wars - related stories, this one has a good side - in this case, what the Imagineers want to do - and a dark side - what Disney's accountants would prefer the Imagineers do. What WDI would like to do with the Sounds Dangerous show building is gut its interior to make it the new indoor home of the popular Jedi Training Academy show. What the pencil-pushers want is for all of Sounds' audio equipment to be left in place so that the building can house a new audio-based show built around the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. Of course, only one of these show concepts can ultimately be realized.

Additional Resources

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