Why not??? I think i'd be a great addtion to the park and + the Stunt Show is getting a little bit old. Some say they want it to stay so, where else could they put this attraction that disney fans have been dying for to come to WDW???
1. Disney has not announced the Indy show is going to close any time soon. My guess is that its only a matter of time but there is no official word on any closing.
2. Disneyland's Indy is not the same ride as Dinosaur with different theming. The ride system is pretty much the same but the track layout and experience is completely different. That's like saying Montu and Raptor are the same ride because they're both B&M inverted coasters.
THe rumor (which never seems to be confirmed) is that Indiana Jones and Dinosaur have the same track layout. So, sometimes people say that it wouldn't be built at WDW because they have the same layout. I say who cares....the layout doesn't even matter. Who can even describe it? The theming and effects are what both rides are about, not the layout.
I REALLY hope they actually build Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Crystal Skull from Tokyo Disney Sea at MGM. Which is just an updated version of the Anaheim one.
If they do copy the DL version, I hope they bring back the amazing Ice Machine effect that hasn't worked since 1995.
I've actually heard that about the layouts, too, Peab. It would be interesting to hear that confirmed one way or another, but even if the layout is the same, the ride action is very different either way. *** Edited 5/31/2005 12:43:03 AM UTC by matt.***
I saw a layout comparison of both of the rides somewhere once (no idea where anymore) and they were, indeed, the same. How many folks who are saying it's not the same have ridden both, just out of curiosity?
As for the stunt show closing, I must be working on old info there. Last I heard it was going to be closing. Glad to hear it's not as I've never actually seen it. (Been to Disney/MGM studios more times than I care to count and I've never seen it? I feel so inadequate!)
I agree that the Indy show is boring and outdated and I agree that it would make sense to rip it out. I wouldn't mind seeing DL's Indy replace it but I would rather see something completely new there, although given Disney's current trend of importing rides to Florida from their other parks, I'm not sure how likely that would be.
Right now I'm just drooling over that monstrosity they're building over at AK.
Michael - I have ridden both. The more I think about it the more I think the layouts could be pretty similar, and maybe identical. Either way, though, the actual motion of the car itself is vastly, vastly different.
I'm with Matt. I have ridden both and never even thought they would have the same layout until it was mentioned here. I prefered Dinosaur (although Indiana Jones had a MUCH better finish) but I didn't even see the similarity in track layout. I say that it would be an OUTSTANDING addition and alternative to the stunt show (I was never a big fan of theme park shows). My family always likes the shows, but they all loved Dinosaur too (and they really are not very adventurous) so they may prefer the ride version to the show version.
Basically, the layout of the ride in this case has very little to do with what the ride experience is all about.
I promise that both Dinosaur and Indiana Jones Adventure share the exact same ride system and layout. Dinosaur is so dark in most spots that it's near impossible to tell what is there and where you're going, however.
That link shows the layout of IJA. For comparison, here are where some of the show scenes in Dinosaur lie:
A - Load/Unload C - Time Tunnel G - Small meteor strike H - Very very dark J - Alioramus eating smaller dinosaur K - Velociraptors L - Compsagnathus (small, hopping dinosaurs) M - Apatosaurus N - Carnotaurus chase P - Carnotaurus attack (On ride photo) R - Large meteor strike
Indy is going down for rehab but it isn't being closed. With the talks of another Indy movie in the works it doesn't make sense to close the attraction now. It COULD use some new elements but plenty of people visit the parks each year who are first time visitors that have never seen the show before.
Additionally, The Indiana Jones Stunt Show lies right on the perimeter of the park and is bordered by backstage facilities and the cast member parking lot. The Dinosaur/IJA show building is *enormous* -- much moreso than I think most people realize. There may be some difficulty squeezing the building in there.
Honestly, I think I must be the only person on Earth who thinks that IJA would make a poor addition to the Disney Studios. It's an amazing ride -- I'm going to Disneyland again this fall almost exclusively to ride it -- but it doesn't match the theme of the park. The park is about exposing how movies are made and IJA does such a damned fine job of making you think it's 1930-something and you're trapped in some temple deep in the middle of a jungle, it'd be a disservice to the attraction to expose it as "just a movie".
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster fits, to me, because of the backstage vibe it has going for it. Being that the closest I've been to Hollywood proper has been a postcard, I'm content believing that records are recorded on movie studios just the same as movies. I don't see that it fits too well on Sunset Blvd., however.
That said, IJA is freakin' amazing and blows Dinosaur out of the water in all respects. Dinosaur is fun for me, as well, but a huge disappointment given what it could have been. I mean, holy hell, how can you make dinosaurs so boring?