I have yet to ride it but I' have on 2 separate occasions stood on the side and just watched people ride it.. for at least 20 minutes. I'm fairly convinced that I have more fun watching people on the ride than riding it myself.
Thunder mountain, jungle cruise is a close 2nd... although when I used to come late late before park close on off season I'd always do haunted mansion and pirates.. it was so awesome at those times when it'd feel like the park was open at night just for us. We'd get a boat to ourselves.
a certain sea serpent told me they are thinking of keeping it around during the day time.. and closing it at night during the mad tea party... it told me it was the rumor around the camp fire as of now.. nothing for sure.
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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