Fun Facts of the Mara

pict from hiddenmickeys.org

audio link Hidden Mickeys

You can download the Mara font for your computer here.

  1. As you walk up the rope bridge toward the temple entrance, on the right, there are two stone tablets.
  2. Above the entrance to the temple it reads: BEWARE THE EYE OF MARA.
  3. Immediately inside the temple there is a mural of Mara showing the three destinies. Beginning to the right of the mural and reading from left to right in a circle it reads: LOOK NOT INTO THE EYE OF MARA AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE THE GIFT OF ETERNAL YOUTH EARTHLY RICHES OR FUTURE KNOWLEDGE.
  4. On the ante room wall to the left as you leave the first chamber it reads: IT IS FORBIDDEN TO PASS BEYOND THIS CHAMBER WITHOUT A SERVANT OF MARA TO GUIDE YOUR PATH HEED THIS WARNING OR RISK INCURRING THE WRATH OF MARA FOR DOOM AWAITS THE UNBELIEVER IN THE DARKNESS BEYOND.
  5. At the end of the first hallway you reach the chamber containing the Obelisk of Doom. On the walls are scattered letters that are reported to be the initials of the Imagineers or the finishers. I can't confirm this. The four sides of the obelisk warn of the dangers that lie ahead:
  6. As you work your way through the hallway you come to a sign that reads Danger Flooded Maze. On the wall next to it is a stone tablet, and above that it reads: ONLY THE BLIND SHALL SEE.
  7. As you venture on you come to a sitting buddha type statue and above it reads: EARTHLY RICHES.
  8. When you reach the two drinking fountains,
  9. When you leave the water fountains you start downhill via the Avenue of Voices. About thirty or forty meters along the queue near the ceiling on either side are inscriptions. they are difficult to see.
  10. Along the queue on both sides are stones that protrude from the wall itself and on them is the letter M placed sideways to form a pattern. Before you get to the double wooden doors on either side of the queue look again near the ceiling on both sides.
  11. As you approach the double doors directly in front of you on the wall the painted inscription reads TRUE REWARDS AWAIT THOSE WHO CHOOSE WISELY.
  12. Just before you enter the bat caverns there is an inscription that has missing words (it has the appearance of having been blasted away to create an opening). I will lay them out as they appear on the wall. The capital letters are actually there and the lower case letters are what I believe complete some of the missing pieces.
    
    	    BEWARE THE DEADLY BOOBY TRAPS
    	    THAT LIE BEYOND THE HIDDEN
    	    PASSAGE           rabID BATS
    	    POISON darts          LEAD
    	    TO DEATH        eterNAL DOOM
    	     MARA              WEALTH
    	     EVIL             shouLD QUIT
    	      AS                  EYE
    	     KILL              tO JAMMED
    	    SPIKES             DESIRE
    	     YOU                 VIRTUE
    
    
  13. Once inside the bat caverns you can hear the bats, if you listen carefully, but you won't see any. When you approach the next hallway there is a large stone wheel propped against the wall. It reads THE GATES OF DOOM ARE EVER OPEN.
  14. The Hall of Spikes lies just beyond. This is one of the only effects from the original artist sketches that exists today. At this point you are actually passing under the Disneyland Railroad tracks. On the left, about three quarters of the way down the hallway is a bamboo pole with a sign next to it reading "Caution Do Not Touch Pole." If someone pulls on the pole it triggers a booby trap that makes the ceiling of spikes drop about eight or ten inches, along with a sound effect that sends chills up your spine. It was intended to disguise the sound of trains passing overhead.
  15. When you leave the Hall of Spikes there is a sign that says "Do Not Step On Diamond Shaped Stones." This is the Hall of Descending Blocks. Some of the blocks have already been tripped, but on the bottom of the ones that remain shored up is the amulet of future knowledge.
  16. You will now enter the Rotunda Room. In the center of the room lies the Calendar Sarcophagus. The painted inscription reads in a circle
  17. When you pass the calendar you make a quick jog and come to a large support pillar. To it's left are two barrels, one on top of the other. If you stand just to the left of the barrels and look at the lower left hand corner of the doorway leading to the Alter Room there is a stone tablet on the floor. When viewed from this position, you will see a silhouette of Mickey Mouse. When you enter the Alter Room (if you thought to bring a flashlight) if you look almost to the ceiling, in the rafters, there is an Eeyore parking lot sign on it's side. Under the projection screen lies the altar, upon which three tablets rest. The inscription below the tablets reads BEHOLD THE GIFTS OF MARA. The tablets read:
  18. When you leave the Altar Room you will see a screened in office directly in front of you.
  19. As you head up the ramp (right before the line splits into two and goes up the stairs) to where you first see the transport vehicles, on the wall to the left the inscription reads ONLY THE PURE OF HEART SHALL GAIN ADMITTANCE INTO THE CHAMBER OF DESTINY.
  20. After you climb the stairs and turn left, on the wall to the right, the inscription reads MARA SHALL GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE DOORWAY OF YOUR MOST SECRET DESIRE IN THE CHAMBER OF DESTINY.
  21. When you descend the stairs and are ready to board your transport on the wall on both sides is the same inscription BEWARE THE EYE OF MARA ONE LOOK WILL LEAD THROUGH THE TUNNEL OF TORMENT TO THE GATES OF DOOM. Enjoy the Indiana Jones Adventure. I visit weekly and still find new and interesting facts each time. BEWARE THE EYES OF MARA
Enjoy the Indiana Jones Adventure. I visit weekly and still find new and interesting facts each time. BEWARE THE EYES OF MARA
REPORTED: Gerry Halberg 01 JUL 96
UPDATED: Chris Rogers 19 AUG 96
CONFIRMED: anon 13 JAN 97
CONFIRMED: Chris 18 JAN 97
CONFIRMED: Mark Turner (Wizard of Indiana Jones) 30 JUN 97
CONFIRMED: Dan Evans 21 MAY 98
CONFIRMED: chernabog 16 NOV 98


Disney Toys | Disney Books | Disney Music | Disney Videos | Disney Software | Disney Magazines | Disneyana | More Shopping
Mickey Line
Mickey Where to next?

Some of the images and pictures on these pages are copyrighted by the Walt Disney Company.
Web page ©1995-2009 by T.R. Shaw. All rights Reserved, USA and Worldwide