In anticipation for the opening of ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,’ whose theatrical release in the United States is scheduled for June 30th, a new limited-time beverage outpost has opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, The Den of Destiny promises “rare antiquities” and “refreshing libations”. Guests will instantly recognize iconic scores from the Indiana Jones film franchise playing both outside and inside the bar. If you are considering stopping here for a cocktail, we have a full review of all 3 drinks.
This new bar is located in the former Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost store, which closed in March of 2020. It’s located off Echo Lake, near the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular.
A number of themed elements were already present in this location, but they have added props from the new film, which are primarily housed within glass cases.
Interior of the Den of Destiny
Guests will immediately notice some costume items within the bar, including Indy’s iconic fedora. There are also a number of movie props and curiosities to look at while you prepare to place your order.
Mannequins of Indiana Jones and Helena Shaw in their costumes from the film are in the center of the space.
There are some exhibits as guests wait to approach the bar. The queue for the bar was empty. The bar opens at 10:00 AM.
Some more artifacts and props may look familiar to eagle-eyed visitors, or reference exotic destinations, including perhaps the Dial of Destiny itself.
The ancient bronze chest seems like a bad omen.
It appears Helena Shaw just missed on a straight draw.
Maps and travel posters dot the walls.You may recognize some of the art, as it can also be found at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs.
You can even peruse Indiana Jones merchandise.
The bar is scheduled to be open through August 15. Read our reviews of the cocktails.
Exterior of the Den of Destiny
There are some stand-up tables in the shade available for thirsty guests as well. This was most recently the location for a Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers Meet & Greet. Chip and Dale have relocated to make room.
Chip & Dale have moved to the nearby former FastPass distribution area.
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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18. It will open in theaters on June 30.
The MPAA rates the movie PG-13. According to their classification, the rating is due to “sequences of violence and action, language and smoking.” While the rating itself doesn’t add much to what can be expected in the fifth and final film, it is an interesting reminder that the second film of the franchise, “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” was a main catalyst (alongside “Gremlins”) that led the MPAA to create the PG-13 classification in the first place.
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” will take place in 1969, amidst the space race. Indiana Jones will encounter his old enemy, the Nazis, again. Voller is a villain inspired by Wernher von Braun, a real Nazi who became a NASA engineer.
The teaser trailer and artwork for the film debuted in December. A second teaser for “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” premiered during Super Bowl LVII.
Harrison Ford, now 80 years old, stated this will be the last “Indiana Jones” movie.
Before the film’s full title was announced, Empire shared behind-the-scenes photos and interviews with the cast last November.
“It’s full of adventure, full of laughs, full of real emotion. And it’s complex and it’s sneaky,” Ford said at the time. “The shooting of it was tough and long and arduous. But I’m very happy with the film that we have.”
It’s rumored that an Indiana Jones TV series could be in development for Disney+. It remains unclear if the storyline of this series would be a prequel to the films, set somewhere inside the franchise narrative, or following a totally new character rather than Henry Jones Jr. If this series is developed, it would not be the first TV show about Indiana Jones. In 1992-1993, “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles” aired on ABC. Harrison Ford made a cameo appearance in one episode.