RAK..I have an extra commemorative picture book and would like to give it to one lucky MWer. To enter tell me about a memorable moment you had at DL. The RAK will close Wednesday at 2pm and the winner will be chosen by random number and announced Thursday. Good Luck
So I'm bored and looking for cool DL videos on YouTube. Sorry if this has been posted before. It's a cool look inside the dream suite. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYqLNUBSz6U&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Here's another interesting fact. Walt Disney never graduated high school or went to college. He dropped out of high school at age 16 to join the army. The army refused him entrance because he was too young. He then went to the red cross where he drove an ambulance. He has received honorary college degrees but has never attended. Walt Disney is a genius and a man worth looking up to.
This is really cool. I had no idea.
By the 2008 Academy Awards, Walt Disney’s company had been nominated for more than 200 Oscars with more than 50 wins just in films under the Disney logo. Of those films, there are 51 nominations for animated features with 14 wins. With Pixar under the Ears, that amount close to doubles with 13 Oscar wins for Pixar. Disney will likely continue to tack on more 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!