No weight loss this week. Boo! There is a positive side to this, we went out to dinner to celebrate my husband's new job and I was gone over the weekend, I did the best that I could with the constraints. Focusing on my goals.
As requested, this is an excerpt from the book "The Story of Walt Disney's Motion Picture Mary Poppins". This tells about the making of Mary Poppins with P.L. Travers as told in "Saving Mr. Banks". I found this very interesting. I hope you enjoy.
I just found my copy of "The Story of Walt Disney's Motion Picture Mary Poppins" from 1963. I have a new found love for this book after seeing Saving Mr. Banks. There is a passage in the book about the making of the movie Mary Poppins from 1963. I'll post it if anyone is interested in seeing it.
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!