I taught summer school an just had a wOoping 1.5 weeks off. I start this Thursday, but already had trainings and have been planning on my time off. But when my students ask me what I did this summer, I'll say "One word: Disneyland." haha! Off to change some lives!
I was in a presentation given by the lead designer, about an hour and a half of awesome info- sOOOO much detail and planning. There was a reason for every single change/addition. I LOVE it as well. Thanks!
Can't be picky when ur on a budget. I worked my butt off to graduate HS, college, and get a teaching job. One of my motivations was to one day have the priviledge of being AP holders. I survived not going to DL for YEARS AN YEARS. but it was sOOOO worth it! It is even more fun when u work hard for it- trust me. Good luck! And if u don't get to go, don't forget- its not the end of the world..I'm su More...
Just yesterday, Tom Fitzgerald gave a very thorough presentation on how the new star tours came to be. Starting in 1998, and opening this year. They are totally random, to sum it up for you. He said even he has no idea what he would be getting when he rides. He specifically said, he kept both the people that would ride only once on their vacation as well as the APs that visit the parks very often. More...
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!