I need some pixie dust from my MW friends. I'm here a the parks with my BFF and got a call from my brother saying my dad had a major heart attack this morning. Luckily he got to the hospital in time to have a stint put in and he should be okay. I can't go see him today because he is in ICU so I'm glad I can be at my happy place instead of home worrying.
Had a great weekend at the park! Met BaseballMickey CM, won a RAK from AgentTee, gave away a necklace RAK, met up with some great MWers, and got to spend the day with my brother and his family who were celebrating my nephew's 11th birthday. We didn't know they were at Disneyland - definitely Disney magic!
In park RAK! In support of our friends celebrating Gay Days, I have this necklace! I'm wearing a Cheshire Cat shirt and my son is wearing a striped shirt and a purple hat. In line for Haunted Mansion now. Come find us!
*Winner chosen by random number generator is... HappilyEverAfterZzz!!! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know if you would like this shipped or if you would like to meet in the park either Saturday or Sunday. Congratulations!
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!