Since I was so excited to have learned so much about DLR and DCA this weekend, thought I'd share some trivia bits now and then. Other CMs, please feel free to join in with things from your area. 1- when entering Buena Vista St, you are transported to LA in 1923. By the end of Buena Vista St, you are in LA in 1937. #DCAtrivia
Fun fact: if you're in one of Carthay Circle's private dining rooms, be sure to look around at the details. This chandelier, for example, is the crown of the Evil Queen from Snow White, with the poison apple hanging from the center. And as the base for the table, we have Snow White's wishing well.
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!