Remember that day at Disneyland when it was too hot, too rainy, too crowded, to noisy to have fun and find the magic? Me neither. Pass through the tunnels today, then slow down just a bit as you enter town square. Take a deep breath. Hear the train whistle. Shrug off the outside world for awhile. Adventure is here. Welcome.
Hey everybody. Thanks to encouragement from gigibunny the other night, I've decided to start writing a blog about saving money at Disneyland. It's called "Themagicisfree". So now to my question. What areas do you guys need the most advice about saving money in: tickets, hotels, food or souvenirs? Also, I've never blogged before, but I might have to learn fast for a possible job, so if you get the 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!