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Indiana Jones Adventure reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Indiana Jones Adventure, a dark ride in Adventureland at Disneyland. (The minimum height to ride is 46 inches.)

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Posted: March 31, 2008

Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye is a dark ride attraction at Disneyland. It opened on March 3, 1995. Based on the Indiana Jones films, guests are taken on an adventure in modified military transport vehicles through an ancient Indian Temple with Indiana Jones. It was formerly sponsored by AT&T, where cards to translate symbols (Mara-glyphics) on the walls were handed out.

This ride has an intricately detailed queue taking explorers through much of the temple.

A nearly identical ride entitled Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull is located at Tokyo DisneySea theme park in Tokyo, but takes you through a South American Temple with minor changes to the ride.

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129 votes, so far

Wow, what an amazing, wonderful, thrilling, outstanding attraction! Yes, it is the same track and ride system as Dinosaur at Animal Kingdom, but from its immersive queue to its intro movie to its action packed race through the darkness, Indy and the Forbidden Eye simply cannot be beat. It is as close to a perfect attraction as I can imagine. Yes, the technology has been around awhile, and yes, the special effects aren't always perfect, but there is probably no better modern day example (except maybe Radiator Springs Racers) of Disney Imagineering just getting everything right. FWIW, I offer a standing ovation to Tony Baxter and WDI for a job extremely well done. - James Rao

The recent updates on Mara are SPECTACULAR. The rest of the ride is also near perfect: It's detailed, kinda thrilling, immersive, and exciting. - Eli G

Amazing! Amazing! We all liked the queue which is themed as an archeological discovery site set by Indy and his team. Then, you go inside what seems like the longest queue ever. However, like all disney rides, the queue is incredibly detailed. They have Bat Caves and murals which looks realistic. Then, you see a neat preshow done by Sallah(The egyptian guy in Raiders and Last Crusade). The ride itself was amazing; however, it broke down every single day during our visit. Thats my only concern, NEVER EVER visit during the morning otherwise its always broken, chances are you are gonna waste your time. - Brendan Harrison

By far one of my favorite attractions in all Disney parks. I'm a huge Indy fan, so despite the occasionally inconsistent effects, this is about as close as any of us can safely get to being Indiana Jones for a day! The refurb made this attraction as good if not better than when it first opened! Sure a few effects are no longer around, but the subtle additions are awesome in my book! - Brandon Mendoza

This is an amazing ride. The theme and storyline are top notch and take this ride to the stratosphere of elite theme park rides. The movement of the vehicle is perfectly synchronized and the audio(the Indy theme song!) and visuals in the ride are awesome. It is THE must-see attraction at Disneyland park. - Manny Barron

Indiana Jones Adventure is exactly what you would expect from Disney. It is detailed to perfection and offers a good "family" style ride. I thought the ride was great for what it was. However, I do like the Dino version in WDW better simply because the ride (like most Disney rides) was primarily all about the theme. Both styles were well done, I just happen to enjoy Dinos a bit more! 8/10 - Lexi R

Very nice ride. I do feel that Dinosaur at Animal Kingdom beat it out due to the thrill factor. Very well done on the queuing area though. - Carl Stovall

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