When the new animatronic was added to the Indiana Jones Adventure ride, I was surprised to see that in several pages of discussion no one mentioned that in addition to the new figure there was another positive change!
Years ago on many attractions various safety spiels were lengthened extensively by recording new voice overs from "Sound-a-like" actors to replace the original narrations. These changes are most apparent in the Haunted Mansion and the Indiana Jones Adventure where Paul Frees' (Ghost Host) and John Rhys-Davies' (Sallah) lines can be easily distinguished from the new attempts to emulate them. The damage cannot, in my opinion, be overstated. The Haunted Mansion narration is interrupted by the vocal mess only once while boarding the Doombuggy, but it seems that for whatever reason Imagineers decided to chop off the Madame Leota scene dialogue "...she has a remarkable head for materializing the disembodied." at around the same time the additions were made; I am not sure why.
While the Haunted Mansion changes are for the worst aesthetically, they at least kept Paul Frees' original narration for most of the ride. The Indiana Jones Adventure didn't fare quite so well! The entirety of John Rhys-Davies' recordings were completely redone by a new actor! The impression was poor, and left a sour feeling in my chest on every occasion I rode. Anyone with discriminating ears were able to distinguish the difference between the original and the cheap imitation. It was an insult to fans of Sallah (And Gimli from Lord of the Rings) to have his vocal divinity replaced! Only the real deal would work!
After lurking here for awhile, I was surprised, again, that no one brought it up. So I decided to announce it here, many months after the fix happened, that the Imagineers have completely returned to the original audio! I was in heaven!