He’ll be replaced by audio-animatronics.
DISNEYLAND, CA — Actor Harrison Ford, age 77, has informed Disneyland officials that he will no longer be playing Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones Adventure ride. A spokesperson for the actor says that the repeated performances for each ride vehicle, involving rope climbing and outrunning large boulders, was becoming too much for Ford, especially when combined with his multiple daily performances in Florida’s Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular.
The ride will be closed for “refurbishment” in early November. Look-alike animatronics will be installed at that time, replacing Ford.
In the future, Ford will limit himself to appearing in the stunt show only. This will free up more time for his hobbies of helicopter rescues and landing small aircraft on busy taxiways.
Johnny Depp will still continue to appear in the Pirates of the Caribbean and elsewhere.
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Cover photo: Ford, seen here napping between ride vehicles. Photo by Loren Javier [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.