“Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?”
Eighteen years ago (almost to the day!), we saw the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular for the first time and really enjoyed it.
However, during our year of living and working at Disney World, we didn’t manage to see it even once!
This summer, rumors started swirling of major changes and closures coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. American Idol was leaving (Sept. 2014), the Backlot Studios Tour was going away (Oct. 2014), and the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular was leaving by the end of the year/early Jan 2015 to make room for an expanded Star Wars show. Could it be true?
We decided to see the show last week, maybe for the last time. We loved it!
July 2014 Rumor:
Against the backdrop of temple ruins, Indiana Jones makes a grand entrance and the show swings into non-stop action. In pursuit of the golden idol, Indy and his companion Marion battle dangerous bad guys, leap from tall buildings and make other daring escapes as fake bullets fly and a moving vehicle bursts into flames. The edge-of-your-seat suspense comes to a climax in an explosive finale!
PopWrapped reports (via Club Jade) that the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be closing at the end of this year, and that its closure — along with that of the American Idol Experience — will pave the way for “several major Star Wars additions” at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
“Sources tell me the attractions will fill the entire Echo Lake corner area of the park,” writes PopWrapped’s Zachary Jaydon, “as well as expanding into other areas of the park.”
What continued presence Indiana Jones will have in the park (aside from the Raiders of the Last Ark scene in The Great Movie Ride) is yet to be certain. I should also state that the cast has been informed on past occasions that the show was coming to an end. So anything can happen. In fact, it was never intended to last more than a handful of years. And yet it has remained. Still, if this show is important to you, then make plans to visit before the end of the year.
We’ve written a book about our year working at Disney World in the Disney College Program: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale.
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