A staple at Disney Hollywood Studios in Florida for more than two decades, the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular will permanently close at the end of 2014.
Hot on the heels of the rumors, announcement, and statement from Disney/FreemantleMedia regarding the closing of the American Idol Experience, it is with sadness that I have also confirmed through sources close to the project that Disney will be closing the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular at the end of 2014. Both closures will create the necessary room for several major Star Wars additions coming to Disneyâ€™s Hollywood Studios, with construction set to begin in the spring of 2015. Formal announcements from Disney, with specific details regarding the new attractions, are expected in the coming weeks/months.
When the show closes, Walt Disney World will join Hong Kong Disneyland as one of the existing Disney parks without an Indiana Jones attraction. Anaheim and Tokyo have the Indiana Jones Adventure ride, while Paris has the mine cart roller coaster. As Disney also owns Indiana Jones, it probably won’t be long until a new attraction is created for the park after Star Wars goes in.