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Old 12-07-2011, 01:13 PM   #51
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Epic Stunt Spectacular accident

Just came across a few vids of Indy getting tagged by the airplane prop during the Epic Stunt Spectacular.



And, of course, a slo-mo replay:



Guess that's why they use styrofoam. Sure makes Indy look like a man of steel, though.
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:37 AM   #52
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Disney is sooooo sanitized, besides Tyler Durden cartoon days that is...
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:43 PM   #53
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Disney is sooooo sanitized, besides Tyler Durden cartoon days that is...

Yeah, a rugged man would stand up and let the prop take his head off!



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Old 12-08-2011, 01:54 PM   #54
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Yeah, a rugged man would stand up and let the prop take his head off!

I guess Texas models are tougher than german mechanics...at least Lauren Scruggs is.

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Old 12-08-2011, 02:37 PM   #55
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Was alcohol involved?

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Old 12-08-2011, 06:05 PM   #56
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Figures only Indy could survive the airplane propeller.
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:18 AM   #57
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Yeah, a rugged man would stand up and let the prop take his head off!




Photobucket deleted the picture because the flying wing tail has a swastika!
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:45 AM   #58
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Figures only Indy could survive the airplane propeller.
Uh...LOLO...
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:58 AM   #59
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Some video, for any who haven't seen the show.

Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular from Martins Videos on Vimeo.

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Old 02-03-2012, 06:15 PM   #60
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Does anyone ever recall reading that Katz & Huyck wrote the script for the show? I was thinking that I'd known that, but now can't track down any reference, here or elsewhere.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:01 PM   #61
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I saw it in Disney World almost 20 years ago. I was already a big fan, but I was pretty bored of the show about halfway through.
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Old 06-14-2014, 08:09 PM   #62
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If anyone is looking to see this show, either again or for the first time, there's some chance you should book your trip now.

There's a breaking rumor today that the show will be closed by (or perhaps at) the end of 2014.

I'm not familiar with Popwrapped, the site that published the story, but its co-founder and the writer of this story is based on Orlando, for what little that might count.

I've never heard before the claim from the source that the show was meant to run only 3-5 years, though even if the closure an imminent fact, it doesn't mean that the 3-5 years claim is.

Oh, and the closure is to make way for a Star Wars based land, naturally.

Edited to add:

I'm seeing some cold water being tossed on this, with the most salient points being A) that it's doubtful that Star Wars plans are sufficiently advanced at this point for them to know what they want to close and B) that Indy's capacity is huge, and closing it would be quite a hit years in advance of the opening of the SW land.

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Old 06-16-2014, 10:38 PM   #63
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I had read, a month or two back, that Disney's plans to add to the parks (Disney Land and Disney world) with regard to Star Wars and/or what have you had been halted for the most part, especially Disney World. I believe it was a financial release for market and stock holder information. At least for Disney World there doesn't seem to be any real immediate changes or plans, so The Stunt Spectacular seems like it will be ok.... for awhile. I enjoy it although I haven't gone in awhile, I live in South East Florida so I go twice or more a year (me and my girlfriend are passholders) but I will probably go on my next visit in October.
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:26 PM   #64
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Whoa, thanks for the update. I'll be sure to plan my final visit!

(it's been over 20 years since I first saw it!)
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:10 PM   #65
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Quazar, if you come to DW you should come October time as they have the Halloween costumes all over and the International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot. I'm going early Oct. if you want to hook up for a drink or something.
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:20 AM   #66
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Quazar, if you come to DW you should come October time as they have the Halloween costumes all over and the International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot. I'm going early Oct. if you want to hook up for a drink or something.

Thanks very much for the thoughtful invitation, but my trip is already booked for summer!

Have fun!!!
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Old 06-18-2014, 03:26 PM   #67
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When are you going ??
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Old 07-26-2014, 03:20 AM   #68
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Just this past week, Disney's lawyer entered a new application to trademark the term "INDIANA JONES" for Theme park services; live entertainment rendered in a theme park.

So either that rumor was total bunk (which is what I've heard), or they have something else in store.
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Old 07-26-2014, 04:19 AM   #69
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Just this past week, Disney's lawyer entered a new application to trademark the term "INDIANA JONES" for Theme park services; live entertainment rendered in a theme park.

So either that rumor was total bunk (which is what I've heard), or they have something else in store.

Any place we can read more about this?

As I said above, the rumor isn't a sure thing, but in any event, Disney has 11 other parks worldwide to which this trademark might apply. (And I don't know trademark law, so I don't know what a new application would even begin to indicate. Can you, or anyone else, fill us in?)
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Old 07-27-2014, 04:39 AM   #70
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I found it while searching the US Patent and Trademark Office site last night.

That they're filing a new application means that either Disney/Lucasfilm didn't have the name trademarked in relation to theme park stuff before, or the old trademark had lapsed. (You have to extend/renew them every so many years.)

That they've done so recently, when it can take a few months for approval after filing a new application, certainly makes it seem like they intend to keep using Indy for live shows at the parks.

(And as far I can find, a US trademark is only valid in the US.)
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Old 09-10-2014, 11:40 AM   #71
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I had read, a month or two back, that Disney's plans to add to the parks (Disney Land and Disney world) with regard to Star Wars and/or what have you had been halted for the most part, especially Disney World. I believe it was a financial release for market and stock holder information. At least for Disney World there doesn't seem to be any real immediate changes or plans, so The Stunt Spectacular seems like it will be ok.... for awhile. I enjoy it although I haven't gone in awhile, I live in South East Florida so I go twice or more a year (me and my girlfriend are passholders) but I will probably go on my next visit in October.
Calling out to Lance Quazar & Inky Skin: Since you guys were there very recently and talked with a couple of the stunt people, was there any indication about the attraction's future (or non-future)? Anyone else have any news?

My brother saw the show the 1st year it opened but I never have. Curious to know how long the chance will last, before this thing eventually becomes extinct.
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Old 09-11-2014, 04:18 PM   #72
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I'm going to WDW the first weekend of October for 4 nights 5 days, I will try and record the whole show on my HD camera. Guys,... Stoo, I'll do the best I can, no promises, and I'll post the movie up on Youtube or I'll burn to a DVD if someone wants to cover dvd price and S&H. How's that ??
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Old 10-21-2014, 02:22 AM   #73
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Any place we can read more about this?

As I said above, the rumor isn't a sure thing, but in any event, Disney has 11 other parks worldwide to which this trademark might apply. (And I don't know trademark law, so I don't know what a new application would even begin to indicate. Can you, or anyone else, fill us in?)

While I'm not sure I believe it 100%, the stunt show is located right next to Star Tours and it does take up a huge bit of land that could easily be utilized for a lot of other attractions instead of just one stunt show. So I could see it happening eventually even if it's not now.

I better get myself to Disney World soon!
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Hmm. Could have sworn i heard it from an "official source", but now all I can find are "confirmed rumors" based on "inside sources."

So, I don't have anything definitive.

But based on the age of that one Indy stuntman, I give it three months tops before he's forced into retirement due to osteoporosis.

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Old 11-23-2014, 04:29 AM   #75
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As I said above, the rumor isn't a sure thing, but in any event, Disney has 11 other parks worldwide to which this trademark might apply. (And I don't know trademark law, so I don't know what a new application would even begin to indicate. Can you, or anyone else, fill us in?)

Before The Mouse wrapped its tentacles around Lucasfilm, Vader & Company were under (at least) three separate trademarks & copyrights in the parks. Lucasfilm held the original trademark obviously; a second general one applied to The Walt Disney Company's rental of the characters; and the third one governed their usage and appearances within the various Disney Parks. I suspect that this refiling was a streamlining (see: consolidation) of the previous trademarks.*

* - There are state level and Federally recognized trademarks and it's always possible that Dr. Jones' likeness requires multiple trademarks at both levels.

It would be wishful thinking to suggest a new attraction could be borne from this regulatory filing.

That said, the stunt show will close. I just don't think it will be next January. 2016 perhaps, but not next year. The new Star Wars Land(s) were supposed to be announced early this year, but all spending at the parks has been frozen due to massive cost overruns in Orlando & Shanghai.

Disney has spent a billion bucks developing and attempting to implement the new whiz bang MyMagic + system*. While the backbone of the system is sound (warehouses use a version with RFID chips for inventory controls), Disney has been unable to adequately scale it. It was supposed to be tested out in Orlando, but at last check they have only managed to it to work with the couple hundred families that stay at the Disneyworld Hotel. Disney is obviously heavily invested in the success of the system, and it's probably going to need another significant capital investment to get it to level Disney wants.

* - If successful it's supposed to make all the Parks essentially ticketless. The turnstiles in the entry plazas would be gone; Disney would track your movements within in the park; and all transactions would eventually become cashless. All of it tied to your Magic Band (and the credit card on file).

Iger was reportedly (and rightfully) apoplectic before ordering all projects halted save for Shanghai where they're still bullish.

Disney has already pumped $5-billion into Shanghai Disneyland, but construction stoppages due to the horrendous air pollution have cost (obviously) extra money for idle crews, but more importantly have pushed the opening into sometime in 2016. Top it off with questionable workmanship from the local contractors, the mountains of red tape the Party has layered on top of the current mountain, and the extra $800-million they're plowing into the new park is quite understandable. There's going to be one heck of a book to come out of all of this.

The financial implications are tremendous. Not only is MyMagic + potentially unreplicable at Anaheim (different demographics), but the cost overrun is going to cost Disney money by not being able to open the first phase of Star Wars Land in conjunction with the new movie.
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