Rehearsals to begin soon at Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! as its return to Disney's Hollywood Studios begins

Sep 27, 2021 in "Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!"

Posted: Monday September 27, 2021 2:10pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Cast and crew at the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! are returning to work over the next couple of weeks as the show prepares to return to Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Rehearsals are planned to begin mid-October with a view to the show returning to Walt Disney World towards the end of the year or early 2022. The show has remained closed since the COVID-19 shutdown in March 2020.

As we have seen at Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage and A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King, the show is likely to be modified and will feature fewer performers than the original show.

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drizgirl1 day ago

Yeah, they aren't making guests park at Disney Springs for Hoop.

mikejs781 day ago

I would be extremely surprised if Disney did not return the buses.

Nick_A2 days ago

I generally don’t either, since I live 20 minutes away. I take my own “magical motor coach” (aka my car) to my “home resort” (aka my house). 😂😂 However I know these buses were a service a lot of resort guests appreciated, particularly after the 8:30 show.

Touchdown2 days ago

I never have to worry about that as I always do the first show and then boat on back to MK for fireworks.

Nick_A2 days ago

Given how limited parking is at the front of Fort Wilderness, I’m sure when Hoop Dee Doo opens they’ll want that blue flag boat operating to funnel guests over there. The big question will be whether they start running the resort buses after the shows again to get guests back to their hotels. In the past they had about 5 buses parked at the bus stop outside of Pioneer Hall when the show let out. You would tell the transportation cast member where you were staying and they would direct you to one of the buses. Each bus went to about 4-5 resorts. I could absolutely see them not bringing that back and directing all resort guests to either take a Minnie Van ($$$!!) or if they want a “free” option directing them to Disney Springs and then transferring to a resort bus there.

mattpeto2 days ago

I don't disagree, but here's the thing... Since the beginning, we've heard people in this very forum say the following: Fireworks cost too much money and won't be back Parades won't ever come back People will never hug characters again. There will certainty be some casualties. I think it's okay to assume that everything will be back unless Disney tells you it's gone like Rivers of Light. And I'm pretty confident that Disney will have a replacement for Rivers of Light eventually. (The somewhat relative failure of KiteTails should hopefully accelerate that honestly). The entertainment offerings are always cheaper than building attractions and they allow the parks to add capacity. Capacity = Revenue. Looking at something smaller scale like a Blue Launch/Disney Springs bus after 4 pm - it doesn't seem like there would be significant costs to get them up and running again. If it was truly a cost thing, why did they bring the boats back at Port Orleans/SS/OKW? Why even open up the EPCOT monorail? The Blue Launch is a revenue generator for the resorts restaurants. Getting people to Hoop De Doo/Trail's End will be more painful without the Blue Launch. In terms of Disney Springs bus transportation from the parks specifically, it doesn't make a ton of sense for it not to return either. I would think Disney would want you to leave the parks and go spend money over staying at the park (which allows for more capacity because many want to see the nighttime shows, which leads to more money) But we will see...

FutureCEO2 days ago

Trail's End is just not the same deal as it was before when they didn't upcharge for your shrimp/salmon.

EPCOT-O.G.2 days ago

I love this concept and your execution of it. I wonder, though, given the prerogatives of management and the seeming ability to do more with less, how much we will have to recalibrate our understanding from a "return to normality" to "the new normal" - meaning, some of these things may never return?

mattpeto2 days ago

+Trail's End

ToTBellHop2 days ago

Blue Flag: Operates the Bay Lake route between Disney's Contemporary Resort / Bay Lake Tower, Disney's Wilderness Lodge, and Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Typical operation is from 6:45 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. They run clockwise until 3:00 p.m. and then reverse direction for the rest of the day. It’s specifically set up to move guests toward WL and Contemp for breakfast and toward Fort for dinner (HDD).

Touchdown2 days ago

I seem to remember it running from 12-10 but it’s been a few years. Back in the day, when I stayed at WL a lot I never remember seeing it run when I was rope dropping MK.

ToTBellHop2 days ago

I thought that line started at 7 or 7:30 am? I’ve ridden it from WL to CR for Chef Mickey’s breakfast and encountered others doing the opposite for Whispering Canyon breakfast.

Touchdown2 days ago

For the fort I’m sure the benefit of bringing people in for Hoop outweighs the cost, how many people from the Ft are hopping to eat at the CA Grill, Steakhouse 71 or Chef Mickeys? Especially since that line typically only runs afternoons and evenings.

ToTBellHop2 days ago

Deluxe resort, ladies and gentlemen. The poors sleeping in tents can fund their share but not the bourgeoisie in $800/night tower rooms?