Oh gosh. Somewhere in the Opus Archives I have video B-Rolls of not only construction, but of a test-ride on the raw track layout (no show elements) out in the open air or with no walls on whatever building it was. It was a POV thing where they mounted a camera on the raw car chassis.
Don't recall if this was footage of when they set the ride system and track up for testing up here in Valencia, California...or if it was down at Disneyland during construction.
Even if I manage to dig it up...it could be on professional BetaCam tapes...so I might not be able to transfer it. But I know it exists out there somewhere!
Sorry for the "tease" post.
If you find the tapes, I can convert them for you. I do video production, and can work with most formats, including BetaCam, 3/4", DVCam, 8MM, etc. Let me know if you are interested, I would LOVE to see the footage, and I think most everyone here would too!
I went opening day, waited in line for 4 hours, then it broke down. They got it up and running in 45 minutes, total wait time 4:45. My brother bought me a commemorative ticket, I need to dig it out and scan it, but it had Indy and the snake on it.