Found this picture online. Disneyland circa 1963. So much fun to see the park in years past. (Not to mention Anaheim. Sure has changed). If you examine the picture carefully you'll see New Orleans Square being constructed and the original Fantasyland. I'm curious if anyone knows what the land is to the south east of Fantasyland. It looks like part of Frontierland but it's hard for me to pinpoint e More...
I wanted to share this story with you all as I think you will like it. When I first started going to Disneyland on a regular basis, a friend of mine asked me to keep an eye out for a rubber Minne Mouse that he could mount and wear as a bolotie (I know for a fact I spelled that wrong...). I finally found a Minnie magnet in the end store of Frontierland as you come in from the main plaza in front of 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!