This was the last weekend to watch the fireworks from the Mark Twain since Fantasmic is coming back on Friday. I had never seen the show from up there so I had to give it a try. Not the greatest viewing area but it was fun. It was also an interesting place to shoot pictures of it. Looking forward to the return of Murphy!
A photo from last night's finale of the fireworks. It started to rain about midway through the show but we were lucky to be under the outdoor patio of Pizza Port and got this great view. the black spaces on the bottom are the Matterhorn on the left and the old rocket jets platform on the right.
Fireworks and the Mark Twain. It's one of those times when there are fireworks but no Fantasmic... which means an opportunity to watch the show with the Mark Twain on the water. There was something more peaceful about watching the show from ROA... less crowded, great reflections and it snows there just like Main Street and Small World. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobbpr/
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!