Disney theme park closes iconic ride for something new
The Walt Disney Company always strives to stay on top and relevant, but sometimes that means having to shut down a ride or attraction even if it’s popular.
Being reimagined from a less relevant older theme isn’t a bad thing, but some people feel so much nostalgia when they return to the same attraction that there can be some sadness when a ride or an iconic farm attraction.
Splash Mountain is redesigned from “Song of the South” and reopened as Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. The ride will still be a water ride, just with a different theme and that means tearing down the old fixtures and decorations that many people are used to. But since the “Southern Song” harkens back to an era that doesn’t represent Disney’s current views, it’s time for an update. ‘Song of the South’ story portrays racist stereotypes that don’t sit well with Disney (SAY) – Get a free report theme parks, the company determined.
New movie asks for updates
Is there anything more iconic than Indiana Jones? Harrison Ford has played this character in films over the past four decades, and the Disneyland Temple of the Forbidden Eye ride in Anaheim, California was based on the Indiana Jones films.
The ride opened in 1995, following the success of Indiana Jones’ first three films: “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark” in 1981, “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” in 1984 and “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” in 1989, where Ford shared the screen with iconic actor, Sean Connery.
The Indiana Jones Tower is closing at Disneyland, but only temporarily starting January 9. It is expected to reopen once its renovation is complete in the spring of 2023. An exact reopening date has not been set, but it is expected to reopen before the Harrison Ford is released. Indiana Jones’ latest film, ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate’, which is set to hit theaters in late June 2023. The film was originally scheduled to be released in 2022, but it has been delayed.
Closure creates speculation
Closing the carousel may create speculation among Disney blogs like Comicbook.comby Cameron Bonomolo about what happens to the Indiana Jones Adventures attraction, but nothing has been made public. The ride has been around for a few decades, and it’s been true to form ever since. Disneyland to close a ride during the winter months to refurbish it and make the necessary repairs.
Bonomolo’s speculation is whether the renovations will be made to include new tracks from the soon-to-be-released “Indiana Jones: The Dial of Destiny” movie. The new movie has some interesting twists, the movie uses technology to “age” Ford, who is currently 80, and the movie is supposed to be set in the 1960s.
Disney described the original Indiana Jones Adventures Ride like a classic as it takes riders through a perilous race through the dangerous trappings of the Temple of the Forbidden Eye. Runners are advised not to look directly into the mighty Forbidden Eye. It takes the perils of the various Indiana Jones movies and recreates them along the way. There’s lava, bugs, a rock and snakes and oh boy Indiana Jones hates snakes!