Dessert is always a treat at the Chef's Counter. Chocolate pate and strawberry mascarpone cannoli, Peach cake with fresh peach and peach sorbet, warm dark chocolate truffle cake with Baileys Coffee ice cream. Did not get a pic of the last dessert which was an apple pastry.
The 4 entrees we got at the Chef's Counter. Braised short rib. Black cod with cauliflower almond couscous, grilled tangerine relish and blood orange sauce. Free range chicken. Grilled beef fillet tenderloin and fried polenta.
Some of the starter courses from Chef's Counter last night. Upper left ahi tartare, crusted halibut with beef fries, roasted dove, cucumber wrapped shrimp. Pheasant with gala apples green beans and apple purée. Salmon with fresh matsutake mushrooms. Baby roasted beets, greens with Hawaiian sea salt garnish.
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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