Greetings and Salutations fellow MW'ers...Happy Sunday to one and all...I was reading a book this morning when I found this...a ticket from Lilly Belle when it was rededicated on February 15, 2006...pretty cool...here are some Fun Facts about the Lilly Belle (taken from back of this ticket)...The Lilly Belle, a lavish VIP parlor car, had its first passengers on September 1975. Invited Guests would enjoy a trip around the park...The parlor car has been part of the Disneyland Railroad rolling stock since July 17, 1955 and it carried guests in its original configuration until 1974. After an extensive refurbishment, the Lilly Belle, named in tribute to Walt Disney's wife, made its debut in 1975 in anticipation of the U.S. bicentennial celebration...The Lilly Belle was retired to the roundhouse in 1998 until its most recent refurbishment-the most extensive to date, has returned the Lilly Belle to beyond its 1975 grandeur and elegance...The first dignitaries to enjoy the Lilly Belle were Emperor Hirohito and Empress Negako of Japan on October 8, 1975...The Lilly Belle was orginally called the Grand Canyon and ran the rails until 1974...The concept and decor for it was carefully planned with assistance by Walt Disney's wife, Lilly Disney...Walt had a great interest in the Victorian era, and as such, a strong Victorian theme resulted in the car's decoration-also complimenting his firehouse apartment :-)
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Big Thunder Mountain to reopen March 17 Alice in Wonderland will be closed Mar 10-July 3, 2014 Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage will be closed Jan. 6-Sept. 26, 2014: it’s a small world will be closed Jan. 21-Apr. 18, 2014: Indiana Jones will be closed Mar 17-May 8 Club 33: Reopens July 1st Space Mountain will be closed May 12-Jun 26: King Arthur's Carrousel will be closed April 28-May 22 Pirates of the Caribbean will be closed April 28-May 22
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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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