The final tunnel is the most highly themed of the ride's tunnels. It features the ride's largest lift hill, pulling riders between large stone warrior statues with glowing eyes who bang on drums rhythmically. At the top of the hill is the "head" stone warrior, nicknamed "Bubba" by park fans. As riders approach, he states "You have disturbed the forbidden temple, now you will pay!" As the front of the train passes under the idol, an urn of "boiling lava" tilts towards the train, as if it will flow out and onto riders. At the top of the tunnel, the train turns to the right and returns to the station.
Adventure Express is famous for its "anticlimactic" finale .