Indiana Jones Stunt Show Celebrates 28 Years of Operation

With the recent closure of The Great Movie Ride, Disney’s Hollywood Studios now has a new longest-operating attraction (it's actually a show): the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! Michael Eisner (former CEO of The Walt Disney Company) and George Lucas (the creator of Indiana Jones) opened the show in a special dedication ceremony on August 25, 1989, not long after the opening of the theme park itself. That was the first appearance of the Indiana Jones character in a Disney Park.

With the use of sophisticated computer controls and the talents of the stunt performers and crew, Guests see recreations of some of the most harrowing, action-packed scenes from the first Indy film, "Raiders of the Lost Ark." In keeping with Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ credo of showing Guests a behind-the-scenes look at making movies and television shows, the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! takes place around a movie shoot of an "Indiana Jones" film, with the actors and crew, between scene set-ups, showing Guests exactly how the epic stunts are accomplished.

Because of its popularity and exciting premise, the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! has been featured in many outside television productions to promote Walt Disney World Resort. The first was an episode during second season of "The All-New New Mickey Mouse Club" (which was filmed on the Disney-MGM Studios Lot) in 1990. Probably the most famous use of the show on television was a 1993 episode of "Full House" (which aired on the soon-to-be Disney-owned ABC), in which the Tanner family travels to Walt Disney World.

The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! continues to entertain Guests multiple times daily at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

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