Hey Thrill Seekers,
Orlando Weekly recently posted a rumour that an Indiana Jones themed land could be the next big project for Disney and it would be coming to Hollywood Studios after the opening of Galaxy’s edge. According to many rumour sites they have had the idea of expanding Indiana Jones for a while. There was some speculation a while ago surrounding Indiana Jones moving to Animal Kingdom with the Dinosaur ride being changed up to fit in with the theme but surely it would make more sense for it to go to Hollywood Studios seeing as it would be a land based on an iconic movie hero.
If this does happen it will most likely be where the current Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular is and according to Orlando Weekly, it could even expand to cover 8 acres and cover the land where Star Tours currently lives. – This is a lot bigger than what was rumoured for Animal Kingdom!
Word on the street is that it would feature multiple attractions including an indoor family attraction which will be up there with the two new Star Wars attractions and an outdoor roller coaster like Disneyland Paris and Tokyo DisneySea. The peeps in the know however, have been keeping very quiet about this and no details have been shared yet but check out some of the Indiana Jones attractions that can be found at Paris and Tokyo:
An Indiana Jones land is viewed as post-50th Anniversary addition to Walt Disney World with an opening rumoured sometime after 2021 but within the next 10 years but don’t worry because we’ve still got Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening soon enough!
Would you be a fan of an Indiana Jones mini land?
Hey Thrill Seekers,
Its a rumour that’s been doing the rounds for a few months now but for some reason its recently been picking up steam.
Disney purchased the rights to Indiana Jones in the same deal that saw it grab Star Wars and although the franchise has gone off the boil lately (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) it is still seen as having potential especially as we can expect a 5th movie in 2020.
Here’s the latest provided by one of my favourite blogs Orlando Informer
We’re hearing that Animal Kingdom could be Indiana’s home with the new land replacing all of DinoLand, USA.
Rumour has it that approx. half the attractions will be receiving a theming overhaul and the other half being totally remove and replaced by brand-new experiences.
Their flagship attraction Dinosaur, is expected to be re-skinned as Indiana Jones Adventure. The Boneyard Fossil Fun Site is expected to get a makeover and re-themed to be an archaeology dig. Dino-Rama miniland, TriceraTop Spin and Primeval Whirl are expected to make way for new shop, eating experiences and perhaps a new main attraction.
Disney obviously have a lot in the pipeline at the moment but the introduction of an Indiana Jones land shouldn’t prove as costly as say Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge which may be attractive to the Disney hierarchy. I wouldn’t have thought we’ll see it, assuming it happens, before 2021.
What do you think of the idea of a Indiana Jones themed Land, does it fit in at Animal Kingdom?
Hey Thrill Seekers,
Yesterday Disney announced that they would be constructing an Indiana Jones themed bar to feature at Disney Downtown (set to be renamed Disney Springs). The Bar set to be called Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar is under construction on the waterfront between the new Boathouse and the Paradiso 37 restaurants in The Landing section of the entertainment complex.
The 150-seat establishment is named after Indiana Jones’ pilot and will have an aviation theme. Guests will see vintage travel posters, propeller-like ceiling fans and a diving bell booth.
According to wikipedia Jock Lindsey was an American freelance pilot. Lindsey cut his teeth as a stunt pilot performing in Midwest airshows and relocated to Venezuela after a rumored flight-related tragedy. He frequently was hired by Indiana Jones to fly the archaeologist to remote parts of the world. Easygoing and affable, Lindsey notably butted heads with Jones on one subject: his pet snake, Reggie.
On the menu you can expect to order “Rolling Boulder Meatballs” and “Air Pirates Everything Pretzels” with mustard and beer-cheese fondue. Cocktails will include “Hovito Mojito.” There will be outdoor seating on Jock’s steamboat, facing Lake Buena Vista.
In the main room, guests will discover an expansive bar, aviation decor filling the room, vintage travel posters covering the walls and correspondence between Jock, Indy and their fellow adventurers on display. Guests can eat, drink and be merry outside as well, in Jocks’ old steamboat, now in permanent dry dock and aptly named “Reggie;” and in nearby seating on the adjacent deck.
Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar is set to open this fall and from the reaction on the internet its going to be popular.