Those characters were in Adverntureland for the season. I worked on the Jungle Cruise during the whole Indy opening season and those guys were mostly seen outside in the Indy que and would sometimes come over to the Jungle Cruise que. I think they were dismissed after that first summer season because I never saw them again.
That would totally make sense with the whole Indiana Jones-y theming of the Jungle Cruise and parts of Adventureland. Awesome. I'm glad I didn't hallucinate the whole thing.
Yes indeedy doo, there were face characters for about a year walking the queue lines and interacting with the guests. The girl, the older professor guy and the Mechanic (I don't recall him sitting up by the projectors and I went on that ride every week from the first day on to now) nor did I ever see anyone sitting in Indy's Office. Maybe they would go to these areas at different times during the day, and you just happened by when they were there, and I never did the right times.
But the characters in line were funny and if you had known it at the time, the old professor guy and the girl were in the Golden Horseshoe Review show that played around that time then closed (Not the original show, the newer show). He was the host and she was one of the can can girls that had a speaking roll in the show. They also started that silly show out front of the Horseshoe about the wedding of the mayors daughter. He was the mayor, the mechanic was his daughter and the girl was one of the bystanders. It was a very funny show.
They then did the Indy Queue line and then some other stuff on Main Street then disappeared. They had a name as a group, but I can't remember it.
Wow, I rode that ride around 90 times the first 3 months and waited in line each time and never once saw any of these people. Opening day I rode it three times and would go after school with friends. Anyone have any pictures of said people?
I dont remeber that... but I do remember when the ride first opened and the line was clear across into Fronteirland and Fantasyland, I remember that at the point of the 3 hour wait when you got to the area where the ride actually is they would give you those decoder cards to read the language and characters written inside the temple and surprisingly they had the AT&T logo on them, which is where you got the whole backstory about Mara and the whole forbidden eye theme... It really was crazy to decode it all but when you had to stand in line it was easy enough to get the backstory and read all the walls if you were skilled enough to remeber what letter each character represented... I thought it was a lot of fun to read the wirting in the temple, especially after waiting in the 3 hour line!
i remember a guy in the outside area right in front of the temple who wore an explorer costume and had a monkey puppet made to look like he was holding a baby monkey. i only saw him once, and never again