Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Don't Look!

Now you've done it! You looked.

It seems that most theme parks (if you still want to call Six Flags and Knott's theme parks) barely get the concrete dry before opening. For Indiana Jones Adventure the ride was soft-opened months ahead of the official opening (March 3, 1995).

The above images were probably the original decoder cards for the attraction, handed out to riders at the annual Disney Family Christmas Party in 1994.

In fact, some of the first riders were stock analysts that Disney brought in to pump up excitement on Wall Street.

Did you know that Countdown to Extinction and IJA have the same track layout? Different floorplans, but the track follows an almost identical route!

Tourists, why did it have to be tourists?

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By the way is anybody there? Hello?


TokyoMagic! said...

Just like Big Thunder.....another ride that didn't quite live up to it's own artwork. And as for the ride vehicles....I wish they would update them to something like the Spiderman ride vehicles at Universal Orlando. They are much smoother and tons more fun.

Dad.. said...

Crap Crap Crap... I HAVE a decoder but can't remember where it's at!!

Mine however is on a little card (business card sized) Hmmm... I must go and dig through some boxes now...