Today, deep in the heart of Adventureland in an ancient temple, Indiana Jones Adventure celebrates 15 years of transporting guests into the Temple of the Forbidden Eye.
Approximately 29 years ago, Walt Disney Imagineers were first inspired by “The Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and in 1995 they debuted a thrill ride that brought the adventure of Dr. Indiana Jones to life. Imagineers included snakes, fire, a giant rolling ball and 1,995 skulls, and they even created their own ancient script called “Maraglyphics.”
If you’re at the Park today, celebrate the anniversary with a stop at Indiana Jones Adventure. Grab a brown fedora hat and look for these items on your journey, but beware: Do not look into the eyes of the Mara.
- While you’re waiting for your adventure, look for Mickey Mouse’s initials in “Maraglyphics,” the language created by Imagineers.
- In the film room, check out an original well-known publication from 1936 with Mickey Mouse on the cover. (Hint: it’s underneath a coat.)
- Don’t miss the palm tree in Disney’s FastPass distribution area. It’s named after Ron Dominguez, who lived on the property that is now Disneyland park when he was a young boy. He later became a Disneyland vice president.
Happy 15th Indiana Jones Adventure!