Does anyone know the origin of the truck parked in front of the entrance to the Indiana Jonese Adventure in Disneyland?
I read or heard several years ago that the truck had been used in filming the first Indy movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark. I also remember reading that the truck was the actual truck used in the desert chase sequence, in which Indy chases down the Nazi convoy carrying the Ark of the Covenant, gets on board the truck, and is famously thrown through the windshield of the truck before finally taking control of the vehicle.
I perpetuated the story among friends for about a year, and then noticed that the truck doesn't look right-- for example, the windshield of the Disneyland truck has several window sections divided by metal panes, whereas the truck in Raiders had a single glass windshield, if I remember correctly.
Maybe a year ago on the Disney Parks blog, in a post about Disneyland's Adventureland, the writer confirmed that the truck was indeed used in the filming of Raiders of the Lost Ark, but did not say it was the truck whose windshield Indy was thrown through.
Can anyone tell me (convincingly, with some evidence) where the truck was used in Raiders of the Lost Ark?Tweet
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