|I got pulled up to be an extra in the show.|
Back in September of 2002, my family and I had gone to Walt Disney World for a day in the parks while on a vacation in Florida. After spending the first half of the day in Epcot, we hopped over to Disney's Hollywood Studios for some fun. We made our way to the Indiana Jones theater and found some great seats, maybe 10 rows from the front and just to the right of the sound booth.
|Let's hear that Sinister laugh|
As we all made our way up front, I took my spot at the end and waited as the casting director made her way down to me. As one of the extras, my task was to provide a villainous laugh, and let me tell you it is your voice. It “ha ha’d” right with what I was doing, so I’m assuming there is some serious effects being added in.
|Heading off stage to costuming|
|Lou recieving instructions|
|No wait, he's still alive|
|Are those swords?|
|We were supposed to cheer on Indy and Marion|
|That's Cheating Indy|
After Cairo was finished we were escorted off and released back to our seats. I made my way back to my family, just as the final scene begins.
All in all, if you’ve seen the stunt show, try and get in it. This will provide you with a whole new perspective of how it all works. If you’ve never seen the show, don’t volunteer. You’ll miss too much of this great show. I wish I had my recorder though, it would have been really cool to share with you all that I heard as we were back-stage and on-stage. I promise you though, if I ever get called back up front again, I will be recording it.
Here are some bonus shots from my adventures in the show.
|Now their on the top of the tower and we're supposed to be telling them to jump.|
|Indy and the large German duke it out in front of a spinning airplane.|
|The propeller takes care of what Indy couldn't|
|The cast and crew take their final bow|