Wow, I can't believe it was 1 year ago today that I got the best birthday surprise ever while I was eating dinner at Blue Bayou and Dave, LisaKL, Zooter, Kaji and sneakergirl came by in a pirates boat and sang Happy Birthday! One of the best memories I have from Disneyland and its thanks to Mousewait!! Awesome!
Don't know if this has been discussed or not but do you guys think the 24 hour Disney day will be crowded to the point of them not letting anymore people in? Like NYE? Or probably not quite that crowded..? Thoughts?? 😊
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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