May 1, 2001
Lake Buena Vista, CA -- "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire- Play It" a new live-show attraction based on the hit ABC television show opened April 7 at the Disney-MGM Studios theme park in Walt Disney World Orlando.
Disney went to great detail to recreate the energy and excitement of the popular television game show. "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire - Play It!," includes a replica of the famous high-tech set, complete with its dramatic lighting and hot seat.
"We're thrilled to combine one of America's top television shows with the world's most popular studio theme park," said Al Weiss, president of Walt Disney World Co. "At Disney-MGM Studios guests will find out for themselves what it's like to sit in the hot seat."
Disney-MGM Studios guest will play for points, not dollars, winning unique prizes along the way. Prizes range from collectible pins and hats to a grand-prize trip to New York City to view a taping of the actual show.
Like the television show, the fastest finger determines the first contestant to sit in the hot seat. All audience members will play along using individual keypads as their scores are tallied throughout the session.
Guests may also get involved when players use the "ask the audience" and "phone a friend" lifelines. An audience member may be called upon for help when the contestant phones a friend.
"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire- Play It" is now showing continuously throughout the day in a 600-seat studio located in Soundstages 2 and 3 at the Disney-MGM Studios.