My daughter got to ride Indy for the very first time on the 10th. It was also my first ride in at least 6 years.
The first disapointment was that the fast pass merge point still had us waiting 20 minutes (they had only one load side open).
I had fun showing my daughter all the neat things in the queue (she pulled the rope and was really sorry to have made the person below fall down).
Maybe my mind is foggy these days, but the ride was NOTHING like I remembered it.
First off, I distinctly recall the first chamber seemingly offering a choice of three paths (but I remember that only one was ever taken). I remember there were always three doors that all looked alike, and the glowing eyes and mist. On this occasion, only the center door was even lit, and one of the statue's eyes was completely dim.
Once inside the main ride, it seemed too dark. Again, we had been in line for 20 minutes, so our eyes were adjusted. It was just so darned dark, that I couldn't even tell where we were half the time.
The bug projections that were supposed to be illumated by our headlights ween't lit until they were at the side of our vehicle, so that didn't make sense.
it just seemed so....off from what I recall.
Plus, it seemed WAY more jerky than it used to - uncomfortably jerky. Maybe they increased the movement effects during a recent rehab?
Funny, because I recall complaining a few years back about Dinosaur! being so violent in its movement and that Indy was the superior ride. After this Tuesday, I'm not so sure anymore....
In my opinion, Orlando's Mummy ride (not Hollywood's awful one) is superior to both Disney rides. From the brain fire to scarab attack to backwards motion to treasure room effects to the fake ending, it's just a better all around ride. Really sad, since before ths most recent ride, Indy held a higher position than Mummy.
So has anyone else noticed a lack of care in Indy in the past few years?