For those who love Indy and his movies, this is a must-see attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It’s based off of the Indiana Jones franchise, and is produced by George Lucas himself, so the stunts re-enacted by the attraction are genuine and have been handcrafted by the creator of the series. Even better for the older guests is the fact that if you’re 18 or older, you can choose to participate as an extra in some scenes of the attraction.
The attraction itself presents live reenacted scenes from Raiders of the Lost Ark, including excellent pyrotechnic effects. There’s a recreation of the Peruvian temple scene that features at the start of the film. If you’re chosen as an extra for the Spectacular, your role will be as a crowd member in the streets of Cairo. Unfortunately, for legal reasons, the crew can’t allow you to participate in anything using the pyrotechnics, so your dreams of fighting alongside Indy will have to remain a fun fantasy. However, it’s rumored that there’s a “plant” among those selected to participate in the scene that’s actually a stunt actor.
Needless to say, the Indian Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular is one of the more exciting attractions at Walt Disney World, and it’s been calibrated for the enjoyment of both adults and children alike. Be sure to make a stop by when you’re in Disney’s Hollywood Studios! After you enjoy the attraction, you can shop among Indiana Jones artifacts at the two merchandise stores that are on the premises of the attraction. If you’ve ever wanted Indiana Jones’ hat, now’s your chance!