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User Rating
Park
Disneyland
Land
Adventureland
Attraction type
Dark ride
Model
EMV dark ride
Minimum height restriction
46
Opening Date

A dark ride affixed to a motion simulator base, the Indiana Jones Adventure carries guests into the darkness of the Temple of the Forbidden Eye, an ancient lost Bengalese temple that has become the new vacation hotspot for would-be adventurers in 1935.

Inside, rumor has it that the ancient god Mara promises to grant one of three gifts to any who enter his Hall of Promise: eternal youth, earthly riches, or visions of the future. But legend also speaks of a curse: whosoever looks into the corroded and dark eye of Mara will be sent to the Gates of Doom.

Riding in jeeps holding sixteen passengers, guests on the Indiana Jones Adventure come face-to-face with skeletons, lava, giant snakes, rats, a giant rolling boulder, and the disfigured god himself via a number of special effects and the motion-base EMV (enhanced motion vehicle) that simulates rough terrain, quick turns, and quick acceleration.

The ride is also quite well known for its intro scene, in which the jeep appears to select one of three hallways, each resulting in a different gift of Mara being bestowed on riders. When entering the "Eternal Youth" room, for example, paintings of elderly people becoming young again adorn the walls, statues of women pouring out jugs of water appear, and the room is cast in a blue light, with the reflection of churning water displayed across the walls. When the jeep enters through the "Visions of the Future" door, the paintings appear differently, the walls are cast in purple lighting, and the jeep reclines to display an LED star-field visible through a hole in the top of the temple.

This attraction also uses the same vehicle and a bolt-for-bolt identical layout as "Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Crystal Skull" at Tokyo DisneySea, and "Dinosaur" at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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