Sunday, June 12, 2011
Among my readers comments one special question is coming back regularly: when WDI Imagineers will build Indiana Jones Adventure at DLP Adventureland? In previous posts i've tried to answer to the question saying that, basically and although the room to build the ride is kept in Adventureland, there was two reasons why IJA is not yet built at DLP: the ride cost which is probably now at least or over $150M and the maintenance cost which is huge.
How huge, you ask? Well, for the first time, an article from the Orange County Register will answer this question. The article won't give you the cost in dollars but when you'll read that "Hundreds of employees are trained to work at Indiana Jones, including 12 machinists and mechanics. At any given time, 18 operators are on duty. In a year, employees receive 27,000 work orders, such as fixing hydraulic leaks, replacing light bulbs and installing tires..." then you'll understand that DLP probably can't afford the maintenance cost of this beloved attraction.
27000 work orders per year, can you believe that? I know, it's hard to believe, but there is more to learn in the reading of the OC Register article, so jump HERE and then you'll understand why we might not see - unfortunately - an Indiana Jones Adventure ride anytime soon at DLP, at least until WDI Imagineers didn't find a ride system which cost less in maintenance.
Picture: copyright Disney