Big changes have taken place in Disneyland‘s Adventureland for the Fourth of July. Just a few shorts weeks ago, we reported that the Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost had closed at Walt’s original Magic Kingdom in Anaheim, to be replaced by indoor seating for the adjacent Bengal Barbecue counter service restaurant.
And now, like magic, the transformation is already complete! Gone is the planter next to Bengal Barbecue, and in its place is a giant new palm tree. Traffic flow along Adventureland’s central path is vastly improved, and the interior areas of both the Adventure Outpost and the next-door South Seas Traders have been made over to (naturally) adventure-themed tabletop dining. Watch the video below for details.
Additionally, the Tropical Imports fruit stand has become a stroller parking area, with many of its items relocated across the way into the South Seas Traders entrance. And fortunately, Shrunken Ned has survived to see another day!
You can also check out our video from the final weekend of the former Indiana Jones shop, and appreciate that at the very least Disneyland has chosen to relocate most of the merchandise to the nearby Adventureland Bazaar.
WATCH INDIANA JONES ADVENTURE OUTPOST FINAL WEEKEND:
While I’ll always miss the Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost and the Indiana Jones pinball machine that intermittently made its home there, it’s admittedly very nice to have more dining space and less congestion in Adventureland. Not to mention that Disney has done a characteristically terrific job with theming in the new indoor seating areas.
There are plenty of big changes still underway at Disneyland Resort, so be sure to return here to Inside the Magic for further updates as the summer rolls along.