I got a caricature today from Kim in New Orleans Square. She did great! Id definitely reccomend her if you can spend all the money for it.... Which is a lot. But hey, it's my one trip a year so I might as well make the best of it!
And the countdown begins! In 16 days, I'll be in Disneyland. Blue Bayou, Carsland, penny press machines, the whole thing! And hopefully to get some not-so-common pictures, like this one from my last trip. Anything else to add to my list of "Things to make sure I do"? 😃
Found a couple cool "then and now" pictures! The castle hasn't changed a whole lot- there used to be a bridge at the bottom and a few other differences (taken in 1959) but Tomorrowland has changed a lot! The original (1962) has a row of flags and a rocket that was apparently taller than the castle, but it has all been remodeled.
Are penny press machines still all over the park? Id love to get a bunch and collect them next time I go (way cheaper than vinyls! And like the good old days) but are they even still around? They don't sell the books to hold the pennies like they used to either...
Do you have any specific route when going to the park? I'm not sure how mine started, but I always start by going to Adventureland (after main street, of course) and then we make our way around clockwise to end at Tomorrowland.
RAK WINNERS ANNOUNCED! The winners for the butterfly princess bracelets are: carolanne (blue Ariel), LiZo (white Cinderella), Sidneydisney (green Tiana), Mimmy (Pink Aurora- thank HiddenMinnie for your win!), and beej (Purple Rapunzel). DM me your info tonight and I'll mail them tomorrow! And bump so they can see! 👍
So today I got this doll at the Disney store (25% off!) but in the version where she is wearing the purple dress. I saw this one though, and I don't get it. How is she getting married with blonde hair? Some dolls have the short brown hair but some don't, and it doesn't make sense to me! Haha has anyone else noticed this??
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!