Good morning! This day in Disney history, March 7th, 1997. The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction reopens in New Orleans square after being renovated.
In its original form, Pirates contained a scene in wh More...
I thought you guys might appreciate this. My uncle just found this in my grandpa's things. Signed by Walt himself!!! I'm officially adopting "in the pink" as my new phrase. 😊 so amazing to see Walt's actual signature on his letterhead. I'm in awe!
Good morning! This day in Disney history January 16th, 2003: Disney’s Aladdin- A Musical Spectacular opened in Disney California Adventure Park.
The 45 minute Aladdin show is a fabulous show for all a More...
Good morning and happy New Years Eve! This day in Disney history December 31st; Disneyland welcomes it’s 10th millionth guest, a new year’s Eve party is held for the first time in Disneyland and a couple makes history for visiting the park everyday for an entire year!
Good morning and happy Friday! This day in Disney history, December 20th, 2002: Ariel’s Grotto opens on Paradise Pier in DCA!
But did you know, it wasn’t always Ariel’s Grotto? Originally it was the More...
Good morning! This day in Disney history, December 18th, 1998: McDonald's opens a french fry stand inside Disneyland.
Take a stroll through Frontierland in 1998 and you’d certainly get a whiff of “Co 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?
Thanks for reading and watching! Hope you all have a magnificent Monday!