HAPPY THANKSGIVING MW FRIENDS!!! Hope you all have an absolutely spectacular day with friends and family, at the parks or at home, gussied up or in pajamas, sticking to family traditions or starting new ones. Be safe and blessed no matter what your plans are today.
This past Friday my daughter and I honored my mother's life. We rode two of her most favorite rides, Dumbo and It's A Small World. My Gram and Mom made Disneyland such an important part of my childhood. Thrilled to be able share and make great memories for my daughter. Thanks for letting me share with the wonderful MouseWait group.
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!