ATTN all Cookie Bakers: Happy Holidays! It's been a while since I have visited MW and with the giving spirit the season brings, I'd like to offer a holiday #RAK. I have designed these cookie recipe cards - they are 4x6 and professionally printed. I will give a 'bakers dozen' to two winners. IF you are a winner then the condition is, you will have to share your all-time favorite cookie recipe (n More...
Earlier tonight there were two really sweet Japanese gals standing behind us in line. They had these adorable plushes from Disneyland Tokyo where they are pass holders. I'm on a mission now to try and find that Mary Poppins Minnie plush!
Currently visiting my folks in Oregon. Went to tour a local vineyard. So what does a winery in OR have in relation with Disney topic? The same artist who created the stone look in their oak barrel "Cave" is the same artist who made the stone in the Indiana Jones attraction at DL. He is a local in Oregon. Just thought it was kinda cool...
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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