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    Indiana Jones - The Ride At Disneyland

    Does anyone have a clear explanation of what it is?
    Rollercoaster? Smooth ride?
    What does it do?
    Feel free to give your opinion on the ride as well please
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    Re: Indiana Jones - The Ride At Disneyland

    Really?

    Since the Spring of 1995 it's been a huge draw in Adventureland.

    Brave the wrath of Mara as you ride your jungle transport through the legendary lost temple in search of mystical powers. Be on the lookout for ancient pitfalls like poisonous darts, screaming mummies and the Cavern of Bubbling Death-your survival depends on it!
    • Enhanced effects bring the action-packed adventure to life.
    • Enhanced Motion Vehicles with on-board sound systems put you right into the action.
    Category: Big Thrills
    Location: Adventureland
    Height Requirement: 46" (117 cm) or taller

    This attraction has Disney's FASTPASS® service
    This attraction is Only at the Disneyland® Resort


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      • WARNING! For safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not ride.
      • Young children should be accompanied by an adult.
      • Guests must transfer from their wheelchair or Electric Convenience Vehicle to the ride vehicle by themselves or by assisted by members of their party to experience this attraction.
      • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the exit. Proceed to the rotunda and contact a Cast Member for instructions. Guests will transfer from ECV to wheelchair before entering the attraction elevator. To enter ride vehicle, step up onto vehicle platform and navigate around the arm rest. Guest-activated captioning is available on selected preshow video monitors in this attraction. Please contact a Cast Member at the location for assistance. Service animals may not accompany Guests on this attraction.
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    Re: Indiana Jones - The Ride At Disneyland

    Oh darn, I was hoping the height req. was 40" like most other DL rides with ht. restriction. My twin daughters might fall just short

    They were way too short in 2006 when we last went but have gone through a growth spurt. Even so, I think they are about 42"-44" tall.

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    Re: Indiana Jones - The Ride At Disneyland

    Forgive PretzelSouls, Alias as Pretz is not a thrill ride fan and I think is starting to become more explorative...
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    Re: Indiana Jones - The Ride At Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by PretzelSouls View Post
    1. Does anyone have a clear explanation of what it is?
    2. Rollercoaster?
    3. Smooth ride?
    4. What does it do?
    5. Feel free to give your opinion on the ride as well please
    First: it is an ATTRACTION. The "ride" is only part of the attraction. There is a queue, there is a back-story, there are attractive and possibly grody-to-the-max scenes (not Knott's Scary Farm-like, though).

    Answered in order of your questions:
    1. Take a giant jeep ride through treacherous, underground tunnels.
    2. No. I believe there is one gravity-induced drop. maybe ten feet. Someone else might know for sure. Might not even be gravity-induced.
    3. No. Most assuredly. The jeep has its own ideas as to how you are to enjoy the attraction.
    4. See #1. If you have seen the Indiana Jones trilogy (soon to be quadrilogy), then you'll have an idea what you're up against: spiders, bugs (yeah, they make you eat them!), darts shot at you, giant snakes, lots of skulls, giant boulder, a couple of quips from Indy himself, John Williams' score, etc.
    5. It is generally the must-experience attraction every time I go (which is rarely).
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    Re: Indiana Jones - The Ride At Disneyland

    Just a suggestion but doing some video searches might give better examples of the ride experience.
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    Re: Indiana Jones - The Ride At Disneyland

    Like Star Tours on a track, agha agha agha.

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    Re: Indiana Jones - The Ride At Disneyland

    Try buying your daughters some shoes that have a thick sole. We did this when my daughter was four and she was tall enough to ride. They sell tennis shoes with thick soles at Walmart, Target, etc.

    The ride itself is bumpy and a little jerky. It's in the dark and there are flames and loud noises but it's not that bad. Our daughter loves it and has since the 1st time she rode it.
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    Re: Indiana Jones - The Ride At Disneyland

    Those height restrictions are there for a reason. I wouldn't risk a child's injury by buying raised shoes.

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    Re: Indiana Jones - The Ride At Disneyland

    Also a lot of CMs will notice if the child is wearing raised shoes and will ask the child to take the shoes off...
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    Re: Indiana Jones - The Ride At Disneyland

    The track itself is very smooth, with very minor drops and hills (except for one drop at the end, which is a little bigger). However, the vehicle is designed to shake you around a good bit so it feels like you're riding in a troop transport over bumpy terrain. No loops, no sideways portions, no nauseating spinning. Just lots of jolting around.

    In terms of story, it's a ride through an ancient Indian temple, starting calmly but very soon becoming wild when the god of the temple gets angry at you. You spend the rest of the ride swerving past booby traps and various other dangers. It's extremely immersive--VERY well done. I'm tempted to call it Disneyland's best attraction, though that wouldn't be fair to some of the other incredible attractions there.

    It's one part thrill ride and one part dark ride. It's a must-see for anyone who's physically capable of riding. It is the quintessential movie tie-in--i.e. it supports the films, and the films support it, but it works wonderfully on its own and doesn't feel at all like an advertisement. It's unbelievable. Indescribable. If you haven't been on it, you MUST.


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    Re: Indiana Jones - The Ride At Disneyland

    You must go on Indy! Amazing amazing ride. You're in for a treat, definitely.



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    Re: Indiana Jones - The Ride At Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by Datameister View Post
    The track itself is very smooth, with very minor drops and hills (except for one drop at the end, which is a little bigger). However, the vehicle is designed to shake you around a good bit so it feels like you're riding in a troop transport over bumpy terrain. No loops, no sideways portions, no nauseating spinning. Just lots of jolting around.

    In terms of story, it's a ride through an ancient Indian temple, starting calmly but very soon becoming wild when the god of the temple gets angry at you. You spend the rest of the ride swerving past booby traps and various other dangers. It's extremely immersive--VERY well done. I'm tempted to call it Disneyland's best attraction, though that wouldn't be fair to some of the other incredible attractions there.

    It's one part thrill ride and one part dark ride. It's a must-see for anyone who's physically capable of riding. It is the quintessential movie tie-in--i.e. it supports the films, and the films support it, but it works wonderfully on its own and doesn't feel at all like an advertisement. It's unbelievable. Indescribable. If you haven't been on it, you MUST.
    Excellent post, not much else to say.

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    Re: Indiana Jones - The Ride At Disneyland

    Thanks, Uncle Bob. Awww man, now I want to ride Indy! Just another couple of weeks...


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    Re: Indiana Jones - The Ride At Disneyland

    Mechanically, it's a rubber tire mobile base (car chassis) riding on a fixed guideway that has several grade changes. Each transport has a set of hydraulic motion-base actuators between the body and chassis.

    As to turns and drops, the chassis is just following it's track on the floor and that's rather gentle. Almost all the bumps and moving around is generated by the motion base, and under total control.

    If there is a person in the party that doesn't like the idea of getting tossed around, have them sit in the middle row, middle seats - that's over the pivot point, and will move the least.

    And if you or someone in the party has an epiphany that they really don't want to be there anymore do NOT tense up, lock arms, and develop a deathgrip, fight the urge. Relax and let it roll under you. If you try to resist all motions that's when you get hurt.

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