Indiana Jones Adventure at WDW?

Monday, May 30, 2005 5:02 PM
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???
Monday, May 30, 2005 6:03 PM
The stunt show has now (or will be soon) closed, being replaced by the new stunt show from Disneyland Paris.

And WDW is more than one park. Which park are you suggesting it go to?

Oh, one other thing. Indy is alreday AT WDW at Animal Kingdom. Dinosaur! (formerly Countdown to Extinction) is the same ride with different theming.

Monday, May 30, 2005 6:29 PM
Dinosaur has always been Dinosaur. The stunt show is cool but Indiana Jones sounds cooler.
Monday, May 30, 2005 6:33 PM
No, Dinosaur opened with the name Countdown to Extinction. It opened several months before the movie Dinosaur was released.
Monday, May 30, 2005 7:57 PM
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.

Monday, May 30, 2005 8:13 PM
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.

Monday, May 30, 2005 8:41 PM
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.***
Monday, May 30, 2005 8:50 PM
So do you agree that this could come like in 2007-2008?? I hope so no later than that.
Monday, May 30, 2005 8:56 PM
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!)

Monday, May 30, 2005 8:57 PM
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.

Monday, May 30, 2005 8:59 PM
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.
Monday, May 30, 2005 10:27 PM
Well the "experts" from WDWMagic, D-Troop, Laughing Place, MousePad, JimHillMedia, etc. all agree that IJA and Dinosaur (CTX) are the same layout
Monday, May 30, 2005 10:44 PM
I'd believe it. Like I said, people have been saying it for a while, but I've never seen "proof"

Just goes to show the amazing effect the ride program and theming/elements have on the ride! *** Edited 5/31/2005 2:50:54 AM UTC by Peabody***

Monday, May 30, 2005 10:52 PM
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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 2:32 PM
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

Yes, I'm *that* dorky.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 2:48 PM
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.
Tuesday, May 31, 2005 2:56 PM
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".

Who's with me? :)

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 3:09 PM
Yet Rock 'N Rollercoaster was a welcomed addition even though it barely fits the premise of the Studios.

I've never been on IJA but if it is similar to Dinosaur then I say don't bother. Come up with something better. I'll likely never ride Dinosaur again and I'm sure I won't miss it.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 3:17 PM
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?

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 3:39 PM
By trying to keep it too family oriented. Jurassic Park is "just a water splash ride" but it is the dinosaurs that make all the difference.

The only real "studio" aspect of RnR is the queue line. They could do that with the IJA ride too I suppose.


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