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Hollywood Studios "Indi" meets Movie Star "Indi" at premiere of Indiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny!

Dreams come true at Disney! Opening day Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular cast member gets the surprise of a lifetime on the red carpet of new Indiana Jones movie!


Hollywood Studios Indi Jones meets real life Indi at premiere of “ndiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny

Disney cast member Kevin Brassard originated the title role in the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular at Walt Disney World more than 30 years ago. And one of his greatest adventures just happened following a surprise invite to the premiere of “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.”


Hollywood Studios Indi Jones meets real life Indi at premiere of “ndiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny

On the red carpet – Indy met Indy! Kevin got the chance to spend time with “the inspiration” for his entire career – Harrison Ford. The actor greeted Kevin and his guest, fellow Disney stunt performer Michele Waitman, listening closely to their special connection with Indiana Jones.


“When I said to him, ‘I’m the man that’s been lucky enough to portray Indiana Jones that you created for the past 34 years,’ he thanked me,” Kevin said in awe.


Hollywood Studios Indi Jones meets real life Indi at premiere of “ndiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny

On the red carpet, Kevin and Michele were stars to many who’ve seen them perform in the popular show at Walt Disney World. They also connected across the legacy of the Indiana Jones franchise with stars and creatives of the film.


Hollywood Studios Indi Jones meets real life Indi at premiere of “ndiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny

For a true showman like Kevin, a surprise was the only way to invite him and Michele to the premiere. It was truly a full-circle moment to celebrate his achievements alongside Walt Disney World Resort Ambassador Raevon Redding.


Some of you may know, Kevin started his Disney journey years ago in Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground before he was selected to be the first Indiana Jones stunt actor. He fondly remembers performing in the show’s debut on August 25, 1989 in the presence of George Lucas.


Hollywood Studios Indi Jones meets real life Indi at premiere of “ndiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny

Several decades later, Kevin continues to play a key role as the comical “Director,” and as a trainer, he passes the torch to all the Indiana Jones stunt performers who follow in his carefully choreographed footsteps.


“If I could tell myself starting with this show more than 30 years ago about today, first of all, I’d say strap in, it’s gonna be a wild ride. And you’re gonna love it,” Kevin said.


Hollywood Studios Indi Jones meets real life Indi at premiere of “ndiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny

And for Michele, when she refers to the cast of the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular as family, she means it: “I have twin boys, who are in the show.” Her sons are just two of the many cast members who grew up watching the show and wishing to be part of it one day.

Kevin and Michele said attending the premiere of the newest chapter of the character’s story: “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” will always be an unforgettable Disney cast member memory.


Hollywood Studios Indi Jones meets real life Indi at premiere of “ndiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny

“We so appreciate Disney making this huge dream come true,” Kevin said. “We are so proud to be able to represent the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, and what’s even more important to us is that both of us feel so supported by the rest of the cast—they’re so happy we’re here!”


Hollywood Studios Indi Jones meets real life Indi at premiere of “ndiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny

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