LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — More lights, more sounds and plenty of
action await guests at the “Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!”
in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort. Following the
installation of all new state-of-the-art lighting, sound and other
technical show enhancements, Indy and crew are wowing audiences
with earth-shattering crashes, fiery explosions and other glimpses
into the art of movie-making.
“Guests see completely rebuilt scenes — we even have a new
airplane,” says show producer Joe Kivett. “But mostly, the show
reflects the incredible technical advances that weren’t around when
the show opened in 1989.”
Inspired by the blockbuster film “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” the
show recreates edge-of-your-seat scenes with stunt performers
demonstrating techniques Hollywood uses to fool movie-goers into
thinking a favorite celebrity has taken a punch, fall or bullet.
The sequence of scenes lasts 32 minutes and is staged in a
2,000-seat amphitheater allowing guests a close-up view of the
action. From the audience, a small group of volunteers are selected at the
beginning of each show to participate as “extras.”
Professional stunt performers are joined by the “extras” wearing
costumes native to the Middle-Eastern setting. They act as
bystanders while Indiana saves Marion, the heroine in “Raiders of
the Lost Ark,” from the machine-gun fire of German soldiers and an
out-of-control truck that explodes on impact.
A few tense moments. One happy ending.
In addition to the revitalized show elements, Disney’s FASTPASS has been added to the “Indiana Jones Epic Stunt
Spectacular!” Guests can choose to wait in line, or they can obtain
a FASTPASS ticket — at no charge — with a designated return
time when they can enter the theater with little to no wait.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios immerses guests in the glamour of show
business 365 days a year with thrilling attractions, incredible
Broadway-style shows, world-class atmosphere entertainment and
interactive film, television and radio production
facilities. The theme park is part of the 25,000-acre Walt Disney
World Resort near Orlando, Fla.
For more information, call 407/824-4321 or visit disneyworld.com.