Wrist bands establish the order of the first people in line. After you get it you can leave the line and go get food or whatever and as long as you are back before 6am you get the same spot as if you never left. That's according to the Disneyland blog :-)
For the record I'm a pretty big guy (Size 44 pants). I attempted to ride it 5 times and I succeeded 3. Two times I was asked to get off and two times the operations person had to push down on my bar while jumping to get it to clear their computer safety check. Only once did I get on the coaster and not have any issues. It's sad because it's a super fun ride, guess I need to go on a diet lol
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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