On Saturday afternoon we returned to Disney World about one oclock after a nice lunch. Our first stop was at the MGM area, and the first place we stopped at was the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular...
This was in a large theater, and it was handicapped friendly. I parked my power chair in the spot designated. We were permitted to be among the first people in . as were all families who had a member in a wheel or motorized chair. It was easy to find our seats before the masses started to push their way in. The show was thirty minutes long from start to finish.
It started with a young woman welcoming us, and calling for volunteers to come on the stage. They chose a young man and a young woman and a couple of slim young men.
She started by asking them their names and where they were from. They answered, although a couple of them acted foolishly. Then one pushed the other, and a fight started right there on the stage. One guy went down and landed on top of his head. Na´ve as I am, it wasnt until he did a back flip that I realize that at least two of the volunteers were really acrobats, and not volunteers at all..
I am trying to remember the sequence of this fast moving, incredible show, but it sort of gets jumbled, so let me just stress some of ;the high lights that impressed me the most.
First in no time flat a complicated rustic background was built as we watched. A man in a Fedora hat and Indiana Jones costume, who from a distance looked like Harrison Ford, appeared with a club (I think) and a whip. As a number of villains swooped down on him, he vanquished them all with his fists, and they flew and fell and somersaulted and back flipped with remarkable agility. When the group descended on him again, Indiana fended them off with his long black whip. A young attractive girl in riding pants appeared and with amazing grace took care of a couple of these athletic villains all by herself.,
Suddenly it seemed like gunfire or something, but bursting flames appeared on both sides of the stage. Fire seemed to spring up all over the place. I dont know where the girl disappeared to, but Indiana scrambled up a cliff to a runway with a drop on one side and a wall on the other (Part of the rugged country scenery) Anyway, Indiana found himself trapped on this path with a huge stone rolling toward him. He tried to out- run it but the huge stone kept getting closer. At the last minute, he found an opening and managed to scramble down the cliff and avoid being crushed by the boulder. What a relief. Later we saw a skinny little stage hand rolling the boulder back to its resting place. He gave it a little shove, and it bounced right along. At the end he bounced it and another guy caught it and put it in its resting place until the next show.
The girl reappeared beside Indiana and together they again took care of the bad guys. who fell gracefully and with lively back flips and high summersaults. The guy who was in the audience landed on the top of his head a few times. I dont think I would recommend that anyone try that at home.
While this was going on a military truck was driven on the other end of the stage. As Indiana turned to face the truck, it burst into amazing flames.
After that things sort of dwindled down, and the acrobats were introduced. I imagine they doubled as stunt me in the movies. The actor playing Indiana was introduced as well as the pretty girl in riding trousers. Then they introduced another man who they called a pyro-something whose duties were to take care of the sound effects and the burning objects and make sure that the flames were always under control. The act was more exciting then is review and, frankly, I enjoyed it very much. I was impressed by the timing and the activities of the acrobats.
It didnt take long for me to pick up my chair, and we were off again.
We also went to another show where a bear was the master of ceremonies, and singing bears appeared in the balconies. This was another show with handicap access.
After that we attended the Who wants to be a Millionaire show. This show didnt give away money, but if you got high enough you could win a Tee shirt, and if you went all the way you and your family were invited to the Walt Disney Cruise. The participants are chosen by lot, but somehow it is always young teens or children that are chosen.
It was fun, and lasted 30 minutes.
We were ready to head for home. This was all done on Monday, and we were anxious to visit Epcot on Tuesday.
We took the Disney train (with wheel chair access) which took us around the perimeter of part of the park and I enjoyed seeing the lagoons and buildings as we rode. They dropped us off at our exit, and we all felt we had had a very nice day.
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