I know alot of people talk about wanting Indiana Jones Adventure at the Paris park, (this post is based on me presuming that a copy of DLR's, TDR's or an original jeepy templey thing is what people want), but to be honest, I think the park could do so much better. I mean, I'm sure everyone that watched Temple of Doom though, 'wow, that'd make a great roller coaster', and I think it would, but it just so happens that potential was wasted on a quick-fix.
Now for some armchair imagineering,(sorry if I say that alot, I love that phrase). Peril would be demolished and the 'India' section of Adventureland expanded, alot! A new coaster would stand on Peril's site and beyond. Manufactured by Intamin, (normally smooth coaster company).
The pre-show would be a pair of miners uncovering a secret chamber. We only see glimpses of the room with their flaming torches. It is then that the room starts to light up with what seems like fire, but we only see it flickering on their faces. It then cuts to a wideshot of the site, with screams echoing all around. Then the site foreman instructs his men to contact Indiana Jones due to his expertese in the field of archaeology. He arrives on the scene and the story, (greatly exaggerated), is told to him. He then says, 'How do I find this chamber'. And then a man says, 'There is only one way down'. A shot of a mine cart appears - what a set up for the ride lol. This is of course only a rough outline of the pre-show, which is shown by a projector in one of the camp tents before boarding.
People would travel in mine carts as close to the ones on Doom as possible, each seating 4 with lap bars. There would be 3 or 4 carts per train. After the lift hill, the train would do some huge, sweeping turns around the ruin, under bridges and through mist etc, then the carts would thunder into a mine opening into a rocky tunnel, VERY reminiscent of the tunnels in Doom. They would be dimly lit and highly detailed. After going over a couple of lava lakes, (the majority of tunnel stuff would take place in a warehouse round the back), the mine cart slows till it approaches a spot where the rock wall has been mined through to reveal and ancient chamber.
The car would still be going at quite a speed as it entered the chamber, though slow enough to take in the intricate detailing. Huge statues would coat the side walls, and at the end would lie a huge carved head, (the whole room would have fire and water effects galore). The mine cart would then hurtle towards the flaming mouth of the head, but the fire would part just as it went through. Then SFX would create a 'Flaming Tunnel' effect, and it would be a HOT tunnel! Then the cart would burst out of the mine and back into the outdoor ruins, After a couple of turns, it would be back at the station. The attraction name? Indiana Jones Adventure : The Temple of Fire.
You wonder what the 'Adventure' is doing there? Well, I think all Indiana Jones attractions, including even Temple du Peril, should be rebranded 'Indiana Jones Adventure', and then have a subtitle. This sort of links them, and sets up the idea of a series of different adventures literally all around the world.
And now for the immortal question...waddayathink?