Disney Performers Left Emotional After Iconic Show Returns with Changes

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The pandemic caused Walt Disney World to severely shift their operations after being forced to close all of their Parks and Resorts due to COVID-19. Thankfully, it has been well over a year since that dreadful period in Disney history, and the world is slowly returning to normal while learning to adapt to the creation of new variants of this virus.

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Disney has had to do their best to find a way to return to normal while operating safely and have done a great job at it. One aspect of Disney, however, has been a slow burn to return to normal, and is still far from achieving that goal. Entertainment is some of the most magical aspects of Disney as performers are always spectacular, and shows are put together with Broadway-level decor.

That being said, entertainment has still not fully returned. Performers are slowly starting to meet in their designated areas, such as Princess Fairytale Hall in Magic Kingdom once again; however, they are now called character “sightings” and still require distance. Festival of Fantasy, as well as Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire, are both set to return to the Park at some point in 2022, which is great news.

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At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the loss of performers and entertainment hit the Park greatly, as it is a heavy entertainment-based Park. With Beauty and the Beast only recently coming back, and Fantasmic! still not yet returned, many were awaiting the return of Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! Luckily, today marked the moment that the show would return! The first showing packed a massive crowd, and although a majority of the show is the same, there are things, like the audience participation number, which have been understandably cut.

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When Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! finished its first show after well over 600 days of closure, the performers were noticeably emotional, and the crowd roared with a thunderous welcome back applause. The show has been running for 32-years, making Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! Disney World’s longest-running stage show of all time.

Disney describes the show as: 

An Action-Packed Show
Watch live as the daring duo dodges deadly traps, battles bad guys, leaps from tall buildings and makes thrilling escapes straight out of Raiders of the Lost Ark. The edge-of-your-seat suspense ends with a dynamite finale!

Along the way, get an inside look at how stunts are done with demonstrations that reveal how to safely throw and take punches, fall from tall buildings, and even wield whips in the midst of complex action sequences.

Know Before You Go
Check the Entertainment Schedule, the My Disney Experience app or the Times Guide at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for showtimes.

This outdoor show is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Showtimes are subject to change.

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As you may remember, the show is top-rated among Guests and fills up fast! If you want to ensure you can get a seat, be sure to arrive early. The posted showtimes note that the show will run at 12:00 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. It is an outdoor show, so inclement weather can cause the show to end early, or be canceled altogether.

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While you are at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can enjoy Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith on Sunset Boulevard. By the Chinese Theater, Guests prepare to ride Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. In Toy Story Land, Slinky Dog Dash always boasts a long line with others shooting their shot on Midway Mania or spinning their brains out on Alien Swirling Saucers. Of course, you have to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for some blue milk, or green milk, and ride Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler’s Run!

Are you happy to see Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! return to Walt Disney World Resort?

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