The Indiana Jones Adventure dark ride in the crumbling Temple of the Forbidden Eye at Disneyland will reopen this week after undergoing a comprehensive refurbishment that was expected to repair ailing animatronics and address downtime issues.
The Indiana Jones Adventure attraction will reopen on Friday, March 17, according to the Disneyland website.
The Adventureland thrill ride takes daring passengers in a rugged troop transport over rough terrain as they race through a cursed temple filled with slithering snakes, screaming mummies and collapsing bridges.
Indiana Jones Adventure closed in early January for seasonal refurbishment and maintenance to address behind-the-scenes and guest-facing updates to audio-animatronics and other special effects — but not any significant changes from a story standpoint.
The Indy attraction that opened in March 1995 marks its 28th anniversary this month. In recent years, the aging yet popular Adventureland motion-base dark ride has been prone to downtime issues that were expected to be addressed in the latest refurb.
In 2020, Disneyland crews replaced a perpetually collapsing bridge traversing a perilous molten lava flow in the attraction’s show set. Before that, the Indy ride underwent its last major refurbishment in 2014, according to MousePlanet.