Fun Find Friday
August 7, 2015
Location: Echo Lake, Disney's Hollywood Studios
1989 was a huge year for Walt Disney World. In
addition to the opening of Disney-MGM Studios, Typhoon Lagoon and
Pleasure Island both opened as well and as the year went on more and
more attractions joined the very young Studios park. In addition to
that, 1989 was a huge year for fans of Indiana Jones. Not only did
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade debut in theaters, but Indiana
Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular first began to wow audiences in August
of that year.
With the addition of the always popular stunt show,
Disney decided to bring a little more detail to the attraction that
most guests may overlook. The Epic Stunt Spectacular focuses around
the storyline found in the 1981 hit, Raiders of the Lost Ark, but
that didn't stop Disney from incorporating a nod to the (then)
recent Indiana Jones film.
The stunt show has two exits. One takes guests out
by Star Tours while the other takes guests near 50s Prime Time.
While exiting on the 50s Prime Time side, guests will come face to
face with this:
I know. It's a pretty cool tank! This tank is an
actual prop found in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. If you
recall, at the end of the film Indiana Jones has a terrifying dual
with the Nazis while on top of a tank. Here, at the exit, guests can
find the very same tank found in the film!
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