Opened: August 25, 1989.
Location: Echo Lake across from the Frozen Sing-Along and to the right of 50’s Prime Time Cafe.
Extra Magic Hours: No.
Show Length: 30 minutes.
Show Schedule: Five to six shows are usually scheduled daily. On busier days, the first show typically starts at 11am. On less busy days, the first show is usually at 12pm, followed by shows at 2pm, 3pm, 5pm, and 6pm.
Type: Stadium show.
Similar To: Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show.
Scary Factor: Low.
While there are some thrilling moments on stage, the audience is never in any danger, real or imagined.
When To Go: The first and last shows are typically the least crowded.
The stadium is covered, though it’s still open-air. Temperatures are typically lower earlier in the day, which also favors an early visit.
What to Expect: Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular is a large-scale theater show that seats about 2,000 people on bleacher-style seating.
The actors perform a series of stunts that mirror those from the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark and the director explains how they are executed so they are safe and seem real. You’ll see large explosions, sword fights, chases, gun battles, and a number of other exciting stunts that are sure to be crowd pleasers. Several volunteers (over the age of 18) will be selected from the audience to perform minor roles throughout the show, so if you want to be chosen make sure you sit up near the front center and yell loudly when they ask for volunteers.
Where to Sit: Like most Hollywood Studios’ stage shows, the best seats are about half way up from the bottom in the center section.
Because the theater is so large and the seating area is curved so that seats on the two far sections are looking towards the stage, there really aren’t any bad seats in the theater. Try to sit as close to the center as possible at least half way up from the stage.
Exit: As you’re looking at the stage, the exit is located in the back right corner of the theater. It lets out right near Backlot Express and Star Tours. Unless you’re among the first people out of the theater, I don’t recommend going to Star Tours right after because a lot of people exiting will do the same thing, particularly if the posted wait is 20 minutes or less. Sit on the far right near the back of the theater if you’re looking to make a quick escape or may need to leave early.
Yes, low priority; the return time is 10 to 25 (or 30 depending on show time) minutes before showtime, or 1:30pm to 1:50pm for a 2pm show. FastPass+ users enter the theater on the left side first, but there is no reserved section and those arriving around the same time in standby should find similar seats.
What You Miss Using FastPass+:
Nothing. FastPass+ users simply wait in a separate queue for the theater to open.
Total Average Experience Time with FastPass+: Assuming you arrive 20 minutes before showtime, 50 to 55 minutes.
4th FastPass+ Availability:
When to Arrive: 20 to 30 minutes before showtime.
Commentary: The biggest complaint about the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular is that it’s the exact same show that debuted in 1989. This won’t be a problem if you’ve never seen it or it’s been a while, but don’t go into it expecting to see a new or different show if you’ve recently visited. Try to fit this into your schedule even if you aren’t familiar with the Indiana Jones franchise. The explosions, sword fights, and giant boulder need little introduction.