Jon Walmsley at Mad T Party and in the pirates band in NOS. Jon played Jason Walton in the old Walton's TV show back in the '70s/'80s. He obviously has had a lifetime love of music, as his character had a guitar in his hand on many episodes of The Walton's.
Please help me congratulate my very good friend IDVandalSkipperCM on her two year anniversary working for Mickey Mouse. She has been my favorite from the first day we worked together in 100 degree heat moving strollers for 8 hours. She is one of the hardest working, most knowledgeable CMs I know but even more, she brings the magic every day. Her work ethic and positive attitude makes her a joy for More...
Just had a great experience with a CM at Space Mt. One of our pictures was deleted because someone else in the car did something they shouldn't have done. CM Kimberlie got us back on the ride immediately & made sure we had our own car, just so we could have a picture. This is just one example of many we have had this week. The CMs at DL are the BEST! Thank you to ALL the wonderful CMs out there th More...
Since it’s now official that Cars Land and Buena Vista Street are now open, I can now post my review online. I’ll try not to give away the entire experience because I know a lot of you haven’t had to chance to explore Cars Land yet, but here’s more of a general view of the new land. I’ve also been sort of quiet about my experiences in Cars Land, prior to the opening, because there is s More...
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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