GRAND CALIFORNIAN ROOM RATE for the MouseWait Birthday Bash Weekend Oct 19-21! The Disneyland Resort has always been good to the MouseWait Community and they have done it again by giving us a room rate at the Grand Californian for our birthday weekend of $249+tax (normal rate that weekend is $460+tax). Here's the deal: I need to give them room night numbers ASAP so I need to know if you are stayin More...
Good morning MW! This day in Disney history August 9th, 1969. The Haunted Mansion opens to the public! An attraction that was connected to several myths & urban legends. Since the facade had been up for nearly five years, rumors began making their way through schoolyards & across back fences.
My favorite, a "test patron" had supposedly been literally "scared to death!" 👻 Madame Leota, the med More...
Good morning MW! This day in Disney history, Aug 8th, 1952. "The Little House", narrated by Sterling Holloway & directed by Wilfred Jackson, is released. A small house has to compete w/ the big city that is growing all around it. To watch: 🎬 http://is.gd/kabHQ5 🎥
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!