This map by Chuck Ballew traces the expansive and immersive queue for Disneyland’s amazing Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye. Drawn with immense detail and featuring personal notes in the margins from “Indiana”, this fun map gives guests a clearer view of the temple and grounds they wind through on their way to the main attraction. It’s fun to see nods to the final ride, but also to observe little details such as the “Fountain of Youth” and the “Lost River Delta” both of which are integral to the Tokyo DisneySea iteration of this attraction.
A huge contributing factor to a well-rounded themed experience lies in the queue guests walk through before reaching their final destination. For some attractions, like Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey or Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye, the queue is like its own separate attraction, full of rooms to explore, interactive elements and scenes that motivate guests to immerse themselves in the theme. The classic Disney attraction Jungle Cruise has a queue that brings us through a jungle outpost, giving us a taste of the adventure that awaits us once we join the skippers. This piece, by Christian Hope, is for a mini pre-show room that shows us a cluttered office within the headquarters of the Jungle Navigation Company.