Two very popular rides at Disneyland are set to be refurbished in 2020, giving Disney Imagineers a chance to upgrade, update, and rebuild portions of each aging attraction.
Indiana Jones, the jungle adventure ride wherein guests navigate their way out of the Temple of the Forbidden Eye guided by Jones, will be on the docket for changes by Disney, as the OC Register reported. As part of the project, Disney Parks will update rockwork, replace a plank bridge and also its steel structure.
The construction will not interfere with the attraction celebrating its 25th anniversary in March, Disney Parks confirms, though a spokesperson could not say when the changes will take place. The following year, 2021, will be the 40th anniversary of the first Indiana Jones film, “Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Another classic ride, Snow White’s Scary Adventures — which debuted when the park opened in 1955 — will also see an extensive refurbishment at some point in 2020. The Register also reported that Disney filed building permits with the city of Anaheim for the attraction in the amount of $445,000.
Changes to Snow White will be more extensive; in addition to updating rock work and electrical systems and installing structural beams in the background of the ride, Disney Parks will make more obvious changes. Sets and props will be replaced, and new projector platforms will be introduced, meaning it’s possible that Snow White’s attraction will look wholly different when it eventually reopens.