PHOTOS, VIDEO: The Ark from “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark” is Now at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Every now and then, the props in the queue of the Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are switched out. Over the years, the exhibit space has been home to hundreds of legendary pieces of film history, from the chess table in Star Wars: A New Hope, to actual costuming pieces from Gone with the Wind, and so much more. This week, a new prop arrived for display. Some people call it “a transmitter… A radio for speaking to God…”

The Ark from Raiders of the Lost Ark, now at Disney's Hollywood Studios
The Ark from Raiders of the Lost Ark, now at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The actual Ark of the Covenant from Raiders of the Lost Ark is the latest addition to the queue at the Great Movie Ride. Talk about a prop with some film provenance…

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Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones with the prop in Raiders of the Lost Ark
Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones with the prop in Raiders of the Lost Ark

We also have a show video overview of the prop in its new home for you to enjoy:

So, what do you think? Are you excited to see this piece of film history on your next trip to Hollywood Studios? You should probably hurry up and tell Jock to get the plane going so you don’t miss it.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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Mike!
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Mike!

I’m calling OSHA.

Charles
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Charles

Someone should dare a Nazi to open it.

Terry
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Terry

Great idea! Who has Trump’s phone number?

Charles
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Charles

Probably Hillary. SAD. haha

Indy
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Indy

Don’t look at it! Keep your eyes shut!

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Mick
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Mick

The original prop was crude, this one looks like the one I built for the 25th anniversary party in Las Vegas. The rings on my were bronze castings and are a slightly different color because the gilder could get the plating right.

Paulette
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Paulette

Joy to see! I think this is the only reference to the old testament that has ever been on Disney property. I think Walt would be proud. I know I am!