When the 2020 Pandemic hit it had quite the effect on the entertainment industry. Many productions of films and shows were briefly halted, multiple projects were delayed, and even the sports industry had to close down for a while. But one of the biggest industries to be hit was the Theme Park industry. Slowly, as time went on, these industries came back, and Disney has made an effort to try and reopen as much of its operations as possible. Now a number of live shows are coming back to the parks, including this popular stunt show.
The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular has been announced to finally be returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando Florida. The stunt show that walks you though three iconic scenes from the first Raiders of the Lost Ark film: The temple with the Golden Idol, the Bazaar in Egypt and the enemy camp with a plane and multiple explosions.
The show opened in August of 1989, only months after Disney-MGM Studios opened in May. It was a collaboration with George Lucas two years after the success of Star Tours. Water/Director Jerry Rees was also brought on to produce.
The attraction was created as a live stunt show was seen as a way to bring more “Hollywood” to the park as the park itself was meant to compete with the rising popularity of Universal Studios. Indiana Jones was an IP that seemed to fit the type of action they were looking for in a new attraction. Lucas was approached and agreed to license the character, along with adding a variation Star Tours to the park in December of 1989.
The show will resume on December 19th. Show times will be 12:00pm, 1:15pm, 3:13pm, 4:45pm and 6:00pm daily depending on the weather.
Are you excited to see Indiana Jones live on stage once more?
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