BEST ATTRACTION INDIANA JONES EPIC STUNT SPECTACULAR
The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! captures the essence of what Disney’s Hollywood Studios is all about: a glimpse behind the scenes at movie magic. Located between the 50’s Prime Time Café and Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! opened just a few months after Disney—mgm (now Hollywood) Studios opened. It makes it somewhat of a classic to this park and a definite staple.
Designed to simulate some of Indiana Jones epic movie adventures, this 30-minute live action stage show will have you holding your breath as Indy and his beloved Marion Ravenwood escape multiple dangerous situations. The show opens with Indiana Jones rappelling from the ceiling and escaping spears and booby traps in an attempt to secure the golden idol. Suddenly a giant boulder comes barreling towards Indy and just moments before he is squashed into a pancake, a director yells, “cut”!
The director acts as the narrator as he fills you in on how different sequences are filmed. Not only do you get a look at incredible stunts being performed by some very athletic and extremely talented stunt actors, you also get a sneak peak at how some of the stunts are executed. You’ll also learn how they create fight sequences safely. This show is jam-packed with stunts, explosives, and even humor as you transition between two movie sets.
Arrive at the theater early and you just might get the chance to be a part of the action! Before the actual show begins, the casting director selects a variety of adults to appear in the Cairo scene for the second half. This is the perfect attraction for a wide range of people, especially since there are no height restrictions. If you are really into movie magic or special effects, it’s definitely interesting to see how they make things seem so realistic.
If you have the opportunity to see the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! at night, I highly recommend it. It’s a much different experience as the sun sets when the evening sky creates a powerful backdrop for the Cairo scene. Also, if you’re looking to “plus” your experience, stick around after the show and say hi to some of the stunt performers. Our favorite “Marion Ravenwood” is Jacqueline and my daughter looks forward to seeing her each trip.
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular For The Love of Walt Disney
There are around five scheduled performances throughout the day. You can even make reservations ahead of time using Fastpass+. Although, this is one of the attractions I don’t usually make reservations for since the theater holds around 2,000 people. Inclement weather may cause the show to be cancelled or modified since part of it takes place out in the open. Be sure to check the times guide included with your park map or on you’re My Disney Experience app for the schedule of shows.
Even if you’ve seen this show before, go again. Even if you have seen it enough times to have it memorized (guilty!), still go again! In the age of technology surrounding us, it’s rare that you get to see such amazingly talented people perform live. Go simply to see the stunt actors/actresses execute some pretty cool techniques.
Just go. And enjoy!