Posts Tagged ‘Indiana Jones’

Distilled What???

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Off and on for years we have heard rumors about what happened to Walt Disney after he passed away.  Some say he was frozen and put in a chamber beneath Pirates of the Caribbean, some say he changed his name and is living in a secret rest home with J.F.K. and Elvis, and there are even some people so crazy that they think the truth involves cremation and Forest Lawn in Glendale.

Well, the last time we were at Disneyland, we spotted this in the Indiana Jones queue:

Distilled Walter

We don’t know if this answers any more questions than it raises, but we’re putting it here for your comment.

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Juju Secrets: Juju #8 — The Secret Code

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

The Pineapple juju is not the most difficult to obtain, but it can prove to be a bit tricky for guests who do not have either a degree in cryptology or a handy enigma machine.

After paying your fee at the usual place, you receive an envelope on which are instructions we didn’t bother to read and in which is a map.

Pineapple juju map

The map has a message in the top left written in what Disney fans refer to as “AT&T Code.” To obtain a key to the code, you must either visit the Indiana Jones Adventure attraction in 1995 or go to a secret, unmarked place within the queue, put your map against the wall, and rub the map with a colored pencil until the key emerges or you are ejected from the park, whichever comes first.

Once decoded, the message reads:

Pineapple juju code

We aren’t sure what that means either. It’s supposed to lead you to another secret message, but we couldn’t find it. However, we did discover that if you go back to the Adventure Trading Post and say, “I tried to decode the second message and it didn’t make any sense,” they’ll give you your juju, so that must be what the second message says.

Disney Trivia Quiz

Friday, June 20th, 2014

What significant change was made to the Jungle Cruise attraction when the Indiana Jones attraction was being built?

a) The river was lengthened so that the attraction’s duration in seconds was identical to the Indiana Jones trilogy’s run time in minutes.

b) At the point where an anaconda in a tree is seen, a very forced “why did it have to be snakes” joke was shoehorned into the spiel.

c) Added scene where hippo attacks the boat with jaws full of gigantic teeth and the skipper just shoots it.

d) The shrunken head held by Trader Sam got a tiny hat and whip.


Answer coming tomorrow! (approximately)

(Answer to yesterday’s question: a) The American Psychiatric Association)

Indie Mickey

Monday, June 9th, 2008

In honor of all the new Indiana Jones entertainment at Disneyland, we though it might be nice to show off a little something from the Indy queue that many guests might have missed.

Hidden Mickey in Indianay Jones queue

While waiting for your turn to be thrown about by this attraction’s vehicles (which operate quite smoothly when they are in good repair, by the way), make sure to peek into every little nook and cranny in the queue. You may be rewarded with the sight of one of many 3D hidden Mickeys!

(Thanks to our Official DisneyLies Photo Correspondent for the picture!)

Indiana Jones Summer of Hidden Media Tie-ins

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

The fourth Indiana Jones film (Indiana Jones and the Magic Quartz Head) will be released to theaters next week, and Disneyland has announced that there will be a number of exciting activities in Adventureland to help the park ride on the film’s advertising shirttails. Specifically:

  • Indiana Jones Adventure Map: Guests will be able to buy a map that shows in great detail every nook and cranny of Adventureland — from the nearest bathroom to the farthest branch of Tarzan’s Tree House. No more getting lost in this expansive themed area!
  • Adventure Photo Location: Ever want to have a cast member in a neat hat take your picture so that you didn’t have to hold your own camera? Now you can!
  • Indiana Jones Adventure Queue: The Indy ride’s queue will be “plussed” with extra dust, muskier darkness, more guests, and more of that great “lived in” feeling that everyone enjoys. Also, the safety spiel video will be replaced with the original Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  • Jungle Cruise: Some animatronic animals will be replaced with characters from the Indiana Jones films, and Jungle Cruise Skippers will have a new spiel incorporating Indy-themed elements. For example: “Some people say that Adolf Hitler could jump thirty feet, but don’t worry — we’re only ten feet away so he’ll heil right over us.”
  • Indiana Jones in Adventureland: Indiana Jones himself will appear in Adventureland and do battle with an evil guy! The battle will include rooftop action, whip fights, acrobatics, and carefully orchestrated fisticuffs, ranging all over Adventureland (except during times of high crowds, during which Indy will just shoot the guy).
  • Animatronic Indy: Indiana Jones figures will be added to Pirates of the Caribbean, and rumor has it that young Indiana Jones will appear in a certain “small” attraction after its extensive refurb ends.
  • And more: Later in the year, watch for the opening of Indiana Jones’ Secret Base at Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island!

New Emergency Procedures

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Disneyland has always maintained a focus on safety (aside from a brief period beginning in the mid ’90s). Even so, park management thinks that guests are not doing enough to keep their part of the safety bargain.

“You have no idea how unsafe guests can be,” said Perry Winkle, fictional Disneyland management professional. “They dance atop trash cans, put their kids on stilts to get them past height restrictions, and barely get out of the way when chunks fly off of insect-themed parade vehicles. Despite the safety benefits, it would be cost prohibitive to relieve the park of guests. That is why we have begun the Disneyland Safety Performance Initiative.”

This initiative involves teaching cast members to work safety information into their characters. Haunted Mansion cast members, for example, already use safety-related dialog (e.g., “Drag your body to the dead center of the room, or the unstoppable closing doors may leave half your corpse behind.”)

Our Official Disney Lies Photo Correspondent caught sight of a pair of newly trained Indiana Jones cast members perform the “if you’re not at least this tall, you could end up like this” skit.

Disneyland Indiana Jones attraction height demo demonstration

Hopefully, this will make us all much safer!