The last three days have been tough, with the passing of our beloved Dahulagirl, and the tragedy in Connecticut yesterday. We are blessed with a special community that can come together in celebration; we can mourn together, and we can keep the memories alive of people who've passed. When you remember how special Janine was (and still is) to the MouseWait family, think about the newest person who posts in the Lounge, and the potential friendship that exists there. I remember talking to Janine, E818, and Shangz at the very small MouseWait Birthday at the Hearthstone Lounge. They told me that they loved to plan events and would like to help plan the next one. Not too many months later, we were filling up ballrooms at the Grand Californian and the Disneyland Hotel. Janine fiercely protected MouseWait, she gave countless things away in an effort to make the community a special place, and she started the trend of giving things away in the Park (something even Disney has recently adopted). Janine and E818 spent countless hours sharing the magic of Disney Studios and other places with people who would otherwise never get a chance to go. So many people have asked me to create a separate RAK land, and I won't do it - because NO OTHER community is as generous as MouseWait and I want the newest person to experience this the first time they open the Lounge. I pray for E818 and Shangz during this challenging time in their lives. I know from experience the pain does not go away, but the friends around you make it better. I ask all MouseWaiters to continue the tradition of meeting new friends. You might feel as if you've met your "friend quota" on MouseWait and that you don't need to welcome anyone else into your group, but please just remember what it was like when someone welcomed you to MouseWait and how that felt. Don't abandon the thing that made MouseWait great or you could miss the blessing of meeting someone like Dahulagirl. It's sad for me to see people move away from the thing that brought them so much joy in the beginning. Just think about how many people stuck around to find true friends in MouseWait simply because Janine gave them a warm welcome in the Lounge and a big hug in person at a meetup. Janine will always be remembered, we have her posts and memories stored here in the Lounge, and her spirit of generosity will always live on through MouseWait.
La Brea Bakery is the Official Restaurant of MouseWait! Thank you for supporting our partners. Join us Tuesdays 8pm at La Brea for Sticker Night. La Brea offers MouseWaiters a 15% discount during official MouseWait Meetups (Sticker Nights every Tuesday night, and other meetups that we announce in the Lounge).
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
DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:
Grizzly River Run will be closed Apr. 21-June 19, 2014
The Little Mermaid will be closed Mar 20-May 9, 2014:
it's tough to be a bug will be closed April 21-May 8
Credits Hall of Fame. This real-time list honors the top Credits purchasers by showing the total number of Credits purchased. These MouseWaiters play an integral part in helping us maintain and innovate. Thank you to everyone who buys Credits in the MW iOS app, TRIVILATOR, and MagicRace!
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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?
Thanks for reading and watching! Hope you all have a magnificent Monday!