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Today in Disney History: Indiana Jones Adventure Opens at Disneyland Park, 1995

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios


On March 3, 1995, Disneyland park guests began exploring the Temple of the Forbidden Eye at Indiana Jones Adventure. Now a classic, this thrill ride takes intrepid explorers on a journey to discover the mysteries of the temple alongside world-famous archeologist, Indiana Jones. To celebrate this anniversary, let’s do a little Disney Parks Blog archeology and look back at some of the stories we’ve shared from this favorite attraction.


John Rhys-Davies Returns to Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland Park
John Rhys-Davies, who portrayed Indy’s faithful friend, Sallah, in two Indiana Jones films, visited the Disneyland Resort last year, and together with his family and friends, rode Indiana Jones Adventure for the first time.

Decoder for Maraglyphics in Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland Park Courtesy of Walt Disney Imagineering Art Library

The Magic of Disney Parks Storytelling: Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland Park
Learn the story behind the adventure of this attraction.

On This Day in History: Indiana Jones Adventure Opening Ceremony 1995
Take a look back at the opening ceremony in Adventureland, featuring George Lucas, creator of the blockbuster films.


  • I sure hope Disney revives the franchise with some new Indiana Jones movies. Chris Pratt would make an excellent Indiana Jones!

  • Great read!!! thanks Erin!!!!!

    • Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!

  • I just took pictures of the hieroglyphs on the walls during my trip; now with this decoder, I can translate it now! 🙂 Thanks!

    • Glad to help! 🙂

  • I will be there to celebrate tonight, at the Annual Passholder Special Event!!! 🙂 Super excited to see what is in store for tonight!

  • One of my favorites! Can’t wait until my littlest can ride too!

  • We were there in June 1995; still have my decoder card!

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