Opened in 1967, Blue Bayou is one of the most popular restaurants in Disneyland. Located inside the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, it offers one of the most unique dining experiences in all of Southern California
The salmon is really good here and of course it is all about the ambience - make sure you call Disney Dining to make reservations or you might not get in - Admin
Truly unique dining experience! Had a great steak dinner! Fun tip, go there late in the evening just for dessert and coffee! - Zooter
The risotto served with the salmon was awful. Mushy mess and it had a bitter taste. This is the first time I left blue bayou after dinner feeling hungry. The salmon and salad were good as always. - LauraLyons2001
Got the montecristo when we went and split it. It was a lot even for the two of us. Love the ambience but it took a bit to adjust to the lighting it's pretty dark at first. - stmcfly
Groundbreaking for the Temple of the Forbidden Eye occurred in August 1993. More than 400 Imagineers worked on its design and construction. Tony Baxter led a core project team of nearly 100 Imagineers.
Several early concepts were considered for Indy including a walk-through adventure and a high-speed mine car adventure within a temple. To avoid a long queue, Imagineers even considered using Jungle Cruise launches to shuttle guests to the loading area. The team tested key show elements in a Burbank warehouse on a full-sized elevated track that resembled a freeway. This enabled the team to test set pieces, lighting, effects, transport clearances and motion profiles.
To create space for the 0.5-mile queue area and the 50,000-square-foot show building, an area of the former "Eeyore" parking lot was demolished, and the Monorail and Jungle Cruise attractions were rerouted. As I'm sure some of you know, an old Eeyore parking sign is hidden up in the rafters high above the projection room (in the queue). The sign pays homage to the Eeyore Parking Lot.
To watch some scenes from the opening ceremony:
Happy 19th birthday Indy!
Have you been on this attraction? If so, what is your favorite part or scene?
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