TheRaider.net - Indiana Jones Attractions
TheRaider.net News The Films Research Indyfans

Features

Patrick Schoenmaker

Indiana Jones Attractions
Attractions
Epic Stunt Spectacular
Forbidden Eye
Crystal Skull
Temple of Peril
Super Live Adventure
Exhibitions
Smithsonian Institution
Tussaud Wax Museum
Cars of the Stars
Lucas' Exhibition
Sightseeing
Pictures
Epic Stunt Spectacular
Forbidden Eye
Crystal Skull
Temple of Peril
*
Indiana Jones Message Boards
*
*
*
Help Support
TheRaider.net
TheRaider.net Research Attractions Temple of Peril
 
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril
 
click to enlarge

Attraction: Roller Coaster
Location: Disneyland Paris (Eurodisney)
Opening: Spring 1993
Ride time: About 2.5 min.

Information:
The Ride
Facts and Statistics
Photo Gallery
 

The Ride

Concealed in the deepest jungles of Adventureland 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.

click to enlarge

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.

 
 

Facts and Statistics

Wait Time: 10 minutes every 100 people.
In summer 1993 (a few weeks after the opening) the emergency brakes locked on during a ride. Some people were hurt and the attraction was temporarily shut down for investigations.
Originally there were torches illuminating the stairway at night but they were no longer used since 2000.
The Temple of Peril was the first roller coaster in a Disney theme park with an inversion.
Children under the age of 8 or smaller than 1.40 m as well as expectant mothers are not allowed to ride. Visitors with back/neck-problems or heart/motion sickness should not ride this attraction.
 
Sources

- The DLP Guidebook
- Indiana Jones Chronicles by Sascha Krasny.
- Disneyland Resort Paris - The Internet Guidebook (unofficial)

 

Join us
*
Search
Go
*
Twitter Facebook The Raven
*
StarWarsShop.com - More Product. More Exclusives.