I'm a 5th grade teacher with a soft spot for all things Disney, especially Mickey and Stitch. My daughter (flukefan) and I love escaping to the parks often. I love Indy,
Mickey ice cream bars, and getting teary-eyed at the park that Walt built.
Artist Dave Avanzino will be signing copies of these two "Mechanical Kingdom" prints between 9-11 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 22nd, at the Disneyland Gallery. Each print is 18 x 24 inches, and sell for $39.99 each. You might be familiar with Dave's artwork because he creates the shadowboxes of names using Disney lettering found in the parks and movies.
Fun Fact that we learned last night while waiting for the (eventually cancelled) fireworks display: The CM keeping the walkway clear in front of the castle (CMJim?) shared that there are three different narrations heard during the castle lighting/snowfall ceremonies. There is one at 7:30, a different version at 8:30, and a combination of the two during the 9:30 event. Keep your ears open!
Paging @suuzinoc I have classroom prizes for the rest of the year and then some! Teacher even got a new jacket, and Rachel scored some Mad T merchandise, too. Thank you, again, for this incredible RAK and the chance to stock up on smile makers!
A question for the Mouse Wait community: In July, 2012 (15 months ago), I started a never-ending RAK by handing off a book called The Windows of Main Street U.S.A. I haven't seen it change hands in a while, so I'm wondering if the current holder of the book is still with us. If so, it would be wonderful to see all the signatures of the MW friends who have used it, like maybe at the birthday bash. More...
So, this happened last night. It was a lot of fun to be escorted about by a Plaid. We visited both parks, yelled "Trick or treat!" inside Trolley Treats (and were rewarded with delicious candy), and snuck in the exits of some major attractions to experience thrills, all while being told some spooky, seasonal stories. Gracie joined us for the fun before turning in for the night, back at the Haunted More...
My daughter, Rachel (known here as flukefan) captured some ridiculous photos at this past weekend's Mad T Party - Deadman's Party. If you missed T, don't miss another chance to go! A virus slowly takes over the band, and when the fourth and final set begins, brace yourself for the awesomeness of it all! Metallica, Evanesence, INXS, & "The Time Warp" are but some of the songs the Underland zombies More...
Ok, pin traders. I bought a lanyard and a couple of pins for trading. Now comes the trading part, right? Ugh! How do you do it? I'm not even attached to these pins, yet I want to keep them! What's the secret? Does it get easier as you go along? Do you focus on collecting a set, or do you seek the pins/characters that you love? Maybe someone should hold my hand as I do this. S.O.S!
We tried to go to the OC Fair today, but the 91 West was a parking lot! It took an hour to go a mile and a quarter! So, what do we do? We shifted gears and changed our plans, et voila! It's T time! Hmm, our third spot of T since Saturday. I'd say it's habit forming.
Check out the new music video "RPM" by Sasha Pieterse (Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family, a Disney company). The song was produced by the musically talented Dan Franklin, aka Mad T Party's Dormouse and Sockhead Syd of NOS's pirate band, The Bootstrappers! Dan also produced the video and can be seen rockin' on guitar in the video. Well done, Dan! https://tinyurl.com/maondy3
From Friday: My daughter, Flukefan (aka Rachel), took any and every opportunity to study for the two final exams she had the next day (Saturday). Tonight, she's moving to San Diego because she landed a job a Sea World, something she's been working toward since 3rd grade. She starts job training Monday, and has to come back home for her final final on Thursday, with job training concluding next wee 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!