We skippers understand the dangers of the Jungle well enough to know NOT to go there for any reason if we can help it. Danger lurks around every corner. Our boat house and boats however are a different story. We miss being home for the holidays so we do what we can with what we got to spruce up the place. Each skipper is going to run their tours differently. Some like to talk about the holidays mo More...
"Adventureland - Here is adventure. Here is
romance. Here is mystery; tropical rivers silently flowing into the
unknown; the unbelievable splendor of exotic flowers; the eerie sound of
the jungle ... with eyes that are always watching. This is
Adventureland." Walt Disney
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!