According to BlogMickey.com sources, Disney is working to bring back the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular closed with the rest of the Walt Disney World Resort back in March 2020, and has yet to reopen.
The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular is an action-packed stunt show that features a variety of impressive sets and action sequences as we follow a day on the set of an Indiana Jones film shoot.
Watch live as Indy and Marion dodge deadly traps, battle bad guys, leap from tall buildings and make 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.
Sources indicate that the show will be modified when it debuts later this year or very early next year. Rehearsals are planned to start in the next few weeks for a holiday season debut. Disney has not announced the show’s return, and the Walt Disney World website officially lists the show as “Temporarily Unavailable”.
Disney has previously used the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular theater as a “Relaxation Station”, allowing guests to take off their masks back when face masks were required in outdoor spaces.
In June 2020, as Disney World prepared to reopen, the Actors’ Equity Union and Disney had a rather public spat over terms of how actors and live shows would return to Walt Disney World during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Actors’ Equity Union asked Disney to postpone the reopening of Walt Disney World as questions arose about Disney’s health and safety measures. The union even ran a campaign to #ProtectTheMagicMakers that took shots at Disney for reopening during the pandemic.
Despite the public pressure from the union, Disney reopened with little to no entertainment offerings. In October 2020, more than 700 actors were laid off, dealing quite a blow to Walt Disney World entertainment.
Indeed, while we’ve seen Disney almost completely eliminate the health and safety measures that prevented many of the live shows to be shown, Disney World has only brought back a very limited number of stage shows.
That said, there is hope for the continued return of Walt Disney World entertainment. An agreement reached with the Actors’ Equity Union that makes COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for union members could pave the way for more shows to return. It may be this very agreement that led to this very rumor.
All Walt Disney World Cast Members represented by the Actors’ Equity Union are expected to be fully vaccinated by October 22, 2021.
As with any rumor, you should treat this as unofficial and unconfirmed unless and until Disney confirms our rumor.