Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Trip Report: Tinker Bell Half Marathon 2013 Pt. 2
After the Haunted Mansion, I hopped aboard The Columbia and immediately went below deck. It had been five years since my last visit below, and figured it was time to look at all of the rich details and set pieces on display.
I surfaced just in time to catch my favorite Native American, giving a friendly wave as we sailed by him.
My fast pass for Indiana Jones Adventure was now ready to be used; I hadn't been on this attraction since its refurbishment last fall, and was anxious to see if all the positive reviews were true. I have always enjoyed the line queue, and actually regret having to rush through it.
The series of "Eye On The Globe" shorts was a fantastic idea; another treat that really makes the time waiting seem much shorter.
Like the Energizer Bunny, the film projector keeps playing...and playing...and playing.
One of these days I need to decode these tablets!
What I wouldn't give to rummage around in this office:
The attraction itself was great; the lighting has been improved, and all of the effects were working. A real nice change!
Uh oh...somebody looked into Mara's eyes.
Fortunately, Indy was able to assist.
Like Indiana Jones, I too hate snakes (but that didn't keep me from taking a photo).
The Cavern of Bubbling Death is probably one of the most impressive sets within a Disneyland attraction.
I can almost feel the air darts now (phweet! phweet! phweet!), as I narrowly duck in time to miss them.
All good things must come to an end, including this attraction. All too quickly, our vehicle was at the end and Indiana was bidding us adieu. Well, maybe not exactly "adieu," but something along those lines.
I had just enough time to make it back to the Golden Horseshoe Saloon to see the Limited Time Magic show (previously covered here). There was a gunfight going on at the saloon up above:
Before it started, I fired off a few shots of Harper Goff's creation.
The shoe itself:
Sure wish I knew some background info about this painting:
Next up—DCA! Here's a little FauxD© enticement to get you to come back tomorrow:
In home video news, "Peter Pan" is being released today for the first time on Blu-ray. In honor of this momentous occasion, here is a slideshow featuring 1950's Live Action Reference photos from Walt Disney Studio's Vault.
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