The opening scene of Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye at Disneyland has received a major update, including a change of voice for a leading character.
MiceChat reports that the voice of ancient god Mara, formerly provided by James Earl Jones, has been replaced by that of a woman. Several other changes have also been made to the ride's introductory scene, which is one of its most memorable.
Riders on the attraction travel in 16-seater "jeeps", which appear to select one of three hallways to enter at the start of the ride. 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. New effects have now been added to the Mara Chamber, with digital mapping projections bringing the statue of the deity to life.
MiceChat's excellent video, embedded below, shows off the changes:
For photos and more information on the updates to Indiana Jones Adventure, head on over to MiceChat.
Theme Park Tourist readers currently rate Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye as the number one attraction at Disneyland.