1. Disneyland's Indiana Jones ride debuted nearly 20 years ago! It opened on March 3, 1995.
2. However, an Indy-themed ride opened in Disneyland Paris before the Anaheim version, in 1993. It's called Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril, and is a rollercoaster-style ride.
3. There's also a version in Tokyo's Disneyland called Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull which opened in 2001. It is more similar to the stateside ride.
4. The ride took about seven years to concept and build, and cost Disney about $100 million.
5. The Mercedes vehicle stationed in the ride queue is an actual prop from Raiders of the Lost Ark.
6. The ride's building measures 50,000 square feet.
7. At the beginning of the ride, the transport vehicles enter the Chamber of Destiny where the car will go through one of three doors. While it may appear that there are three different paths, there is in fact one track.
8. There are over 160,000 ride experiences thanks to the ride's operating system, which mixes timing of special effects.
9. When it opened in the '90s, AT&T sponsored the ride for several years and provided riders with these decoder cards.
10. During the ride's first couple years of operation, it was so jerky that 300 visitors reported injuries within a three year period.
11. The ride breaks down. A LOT. (Here a rider takes video after a breakdown with lights on and no sound.)
12. When in line, you'll notice the lights flicker, as if run on a gas generator. However, if the ride has broken down, the lights come on constantly.
13. Inside the ride, there are over 168,000 square feet of hand-carved surfaces.
14. The ride can apparently accommodate up to 2,400 people per hour.
15. The Imagineer craftsmen who worked on the ride's set used techniques to make the walls and surfaces appear as though they had been exposed to humidity, moisture, and heat — so you would believe it actually WAS old.
16. The ride and queue surroundings contain over 2,000 skulls. (They're replicas, not real human ones!)
17. As you walk through the line, you'll pass Indy's office — look closely and you'll see a copy of a Life magazine with Mickey on the front.
18. There are several hidden Mickeys you can spot in the line and on the ride.
Nine in total, according to FindingMickey.