I love the Temple of the Forbidden Eye and it always bums me out to have go through it so quickly. The queue is every bit as good as the ride itself. When you make it to this point, the bat cave area, that’s when things really get interesting. The path gets crooked. The walls and ceiling close in on you a bit so that there’s a level of discomfort. That discomfort is always offset for me by hearing Jim Carey as Ace Ventura shouting “Guano!” Just me? Dangit…
I love exiting Indiana Jones from that dark, rocky tunnel into the dense foliage that rises high overhead. There’s something really neat about the way light moves in this adventurous jungle. It peeks through the leaves and branches where it can, dancing around their movements and flickering like a set of heavenly twinkle lights arranged in no particular fashion. And that’s just what happens overhead. The idea of discovering and exploring ancient lost ruins is thrilling. Even though I’ve been on the ride a hundred times, its facade still lends mystery to the imagination and I constantly find myself dreaming up myriad scenarios of my own archaeological adventures. Oh what wonders await you, my friend!
Once a movie prop, this vintage Mercedes Benz is one of the first things you’ll spy through the dense foliage shrouding the Temple of the Forbidden Eye. Sometimes I wish I could just climb in and sit in the driver’s seat for a while.
Ah, the tablet of eternal youth at the site discovered by famed archaeologist, Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones Jr. It’s quite an adventure seeking after a treasure of your own in this gem of an ancient booby-trap laden temple. With three to choose from, four if you count the “Gates of Doom” and enjoy that sort of thing, who could decide?
Already I am excited for what wonders await you at the Temple of the Forbidden Eye. That is, of course, if you avoid looking into the eyes of Mara, which never really seems to work out too well. Foolish mortals we may be but the real treasure of this temple is the adventure. From the journey through the queue to the jeep ride that at times gets a little…bumpy, the epic Indiana Jones score is your soundtrack. All you need now is a stylish hat and a sturdy whip. But why did it have to be snakes?