911 dispatcher for a large West Coast city (watch my posts, you'll fiture out which one)... psychologically damaged by the job but somehow managing to function in polite society... frequent trips to Disney to wash off the job help!
Not sure which year this photo was taken, but my wife and I did this event for the final Haunted Mansion Holiday preview event, I think it was 2004... sold my entire pin collection to pay for it. 2 night at ths GCH, steak lunch at granville's, and midnight Xmas morning brunch in the hallway at the HMH. Driven through the park in limo's, met at the entrance to the mansion by Jack and Sally, we More...
I have a friend who is in WDW right now, and have convinced her to brave the Expo and send me the price on these - and to pick them up for me if the price is even remotely reasonable... although the text of the full post by rundisney sounds like they might be available (or differnet limited release patterns) at each of the rundisney events, in which case, I now have to arrive early for the DL Half More...
Not a local, so if I go by myself it means I'm up before everyone else - usually a great opp to grab gifts for the rest of the family, get in line for candy canes, etc... or to just reminisce about coming with my Mom and grandparents when I was little, and the continuity of bringing my own kids to the same magical place I enjoyed... kinda cool to be the only early riser in the bunch!
Don't work in the park yet, but it's on the list... when my wife and I retire (both from gov't jobs) the plan is to head to SoCal and get jobs in the place that gave our family so many magical memories... myself as either a plaid-type (helloooo Lily Belle!) or as a Jungle Cruise Skipper, my wife as a photographer!
I got one the Xmas it came out, it was the one gift I got to open Xmas eve since we were camping at the hospital as my grandmother had chemo... lotta fond memories of that fermented spinach green screen...
Depends on how hard it is raining at what time - it's not like the Candlelight which needs 45 minutes dry before starting, but I was there the week after Thanksgiving, intermittent rain, and was told that Mad T Party would be a judgement call made at the last minute - light rain would likely mean no band but possibly the DJ, if raining too hard for the DJ's equipment they would just play canned mu 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?
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