Concealed in the deepest jungles
explorers have uncovered the remains of a decaying
structure. This old temple was once a grand monument,
but the passage of time has caused its once sculpted
features to become weathered and aged.
The god which once was woreshipped here still
casts his shadow - the archeologists camp lies
deserted in the jungle and the screams of the
brave adventurers who enter the temple following
Indiana Jones show other guests the way.
In the spring of 1993 the first
European Indiana Jones attraction opened its doors
to the public. Indiana
Jones and the Temple of Peril is actually
a roller coaster ride built around an excavated
ruin with the tracks partially inside, partially
outside a temple with a 360 degree looping!
From the "Temple of Peril"
sign with the usual health restrictions (prohibiting
younger kids, small persons and expected mothers
from the ride because of security reasons) guests
are lead through a 1940s excavation camp setting
with jeeps, tents, etc, under the sounds of John
Williams’ Indiana Jones soundtrack.
Next is a majestic temple whose
entrance is guarded by two giant cobra figures,
both with piercing eyes and sharpened fangs. At
the temple’s entrance a Disneyland
employee awaits to split people into groups of
eight. Although impressive nothing actually happens
in the temple until after mounting several flights
of stairs that lead to the area of the cars. The
cars, which are replicas of mine cars, are small
with 8 people in. The ride lasts a little more
than 2 minutes but the cars small size allows
for great speed. Visitors get a very good view
at the park and a pure Temple
of Doom mine car feeling.
On April 1st 2000 opened the extended
Temple of Peril
backwards ride which featured new mine cars with
space for six persons instead of only four persons,
now each run is for 12 people at once, and the
fact that audience are now seated backwards to
the running direction for an even greater thrill!
In November 2005 the Temple
of Peril ride was changed back from a backwards
rollercoaster to a forwards facing one.