I know I'm not here as often as I once was. But, I'm coming to the parks for my bday, Saturday 1-5-13. I'm not having an official meet up. But rather inviting whomever to pop in and join me for a ride, a show, or just to trade hugs. I'll have breakfast at Plaza Inn, a Billy Hill & the Hillbillies show, the Parade, dinner at Big Thunder around 6pm, and Fireworks are on my agenda. Possible drinks at More...
So my mom has been hospitalized since last Thursday. Last night we finally got the diagnosis. She has West Nile Virus. She will recover, slowly. She has "ordered" me to go tomorrow to get photos of the shuttle and play. I need a bear hug from some characters...any of you gonna be around?
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!