The fedora hat. The iconic music by John Williams. The hilarious stunt actors.
Disney Guests had been eagerly awaiting the big return of Guest-favorite Indiana Jones™ Epic Stunt Spectacular! at Walt Disney World Resort’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios ever since it closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With its incredible stunt crew, witty banter, and explosive finale, the show has been beloved by Guests since its debut in 1989.
The popular show returned in December with changes to its sets, effects, and dialogue, and now, Disney is making modifications to the show’s schedule.
Disney Guests in both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts have been enjoying the phased return of live shows in the Parks, with entertainment Cast Members finally being brought back after the closure of theme parks amid the pandemic.
We’ve already seen the modified return of “Festival of the Lion King” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, as well as the hilarious “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and character meet and greets with characters at Magic Kingdom.
Indiana Jones™ Epic Stunt Spectacular! returned to Walt Disney World back on December 19, 2021 to much excitement from Disney Guests who had missed the adventures and stunts of Harrison Ford’s famous character.
Based on Steven Spielberg’s popular Indiana Jones franchise starring Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, and Karen Allen, the stunt show saw changes such as no more audience participation, new effects, and new set pieces.
The famous rubber boulder? Well, that has thankfully remained.
And starting next month, Guests will see a modified schedule of the Indy show.
Right now, the show is being performed at 12:00 p.m, 1:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.
Starting on February 18, the show will be performed at 10:45 a.m., 12:00 p.m, 1:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. This is the same number of shows in a day, just with a new morning performance and the removal of the 4 p.m. afternoon show.
Based on Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and located near Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Echo Lake, the stunt show’s set and machinery were improved during its pandemic break, including a refresh of vehicles, lighting, and facades, repainting of the marketplace and fabrics, and new sound effects with more authentic punching noises.
Lucasfilm and Disney have already started production on the highly-anticipated Indiana Jones 5, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)) and Antonio Banderas (The Mask of Zorro (1998), Shrek (2001)) joining the franchise.
The 79-year-old actor has played the adventure hero in all four Indiana Jones films: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Temple of Doom (1984), The Last Crusade (1989), and the most recent installment Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.