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Old July 1st, 2011, 12:05 PM
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Cool! Thanks - the atmosphere created by all of that theming was incredible!


Just so everyone knows about the 'temple,' in this 1969 map, it looks more like a pyramid, as temples in Central America tend to. The train seems to run through it here, though.



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Old July 3rd, 2011, 09:31 AM
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Just so everyone knows about the 'temple,' in this 1969 map, it looks more like a pyramid, as temples in Central America tend to. The train seems to run through it here, though.
Yep. Although the pyramid was not as wide as the one shown on the map, the train went through an arch that was in the shape of an Aztec/Mayan pyramid. Temple ruins were featured around the arch with animated stone carvings on them. The ruins (no longer animated) later were used in the queue line for the Lost Temple of the Chisos after the train was removed.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 12:20 PM
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Yep. Although the pyramid was not as wide as the one shown on the map, the train went through an arch that was in the shape of an Aztec/Mayan pyramid. Temple ruins were featured around the arch with animated stone carvings on them. The ruins (no longer animated) later were used in the queue line for the Lost Temple of the Chisos after the train was removed.
Just a few years back, I remember that piece was later facing the regular railroad track, near Flume 2 and the bobsleds. No idea if it's still there.
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Just a few years back, I remember that piece was later facing the regular railroad track, near Flume 2 and the bobsleds. No idea if it's still there.
It's not. After it left the Lost Temple crooked house it left.
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It's not. After it left the Lost Temple crooked house it left.
It was near the employee walkway crossing about 6 or 7 years ago. I wish I had gotten a picture of it.
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Last week, I spoke with a good friend (Ben F.) who is a band instrument repairman, and I asked him about his time at SFOT. He was an employee from 1973-1976 and regaled me with some fun stories, including some Fiesta Train tales.
He was talking about the cramped engine and also mentioned that the train would jump the tracks at times, and sometimes the guests would hop out and lift it back onto the rails! He admitted his memory was a little fuzzy, but were the cars that light?
Hopefully, he will find the forum at some point, as he asked about it.
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Last week, I spoke with a good friend (Ben F.) who is a band instrument repairman, and I asked him about his time at SFOT. He was an employee from 1973-1976 and regaled me with some fun stories, including some Fiesta Train tales.
He was talking about the cramped engine and also mentioned that the train would jump the tracks at times, and sometimes the guests would hop out and lift it back onto the rails! He admitted his memory was a little fuzzy, but were the cars that light?
Hopefully, he will find the forum at some point, as he asked about it.
Feel free to invite him to the forums! www.sfot.net
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