Elizabeth I's Golden Ship
Elizabeth I's Golden Ship
The golden ship on the throne seat.

Production Number

1-07 (7)


January 1, 1994


Red Jaguars


Joe Carlosi & Gaby

Artifact Location

The Throne Room

Pendants of Life

Temple Layout


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Elizabeth I's Golden Ship is the seventh episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple.

Moat Crossing


Footboard moat

One partner from each team had an "Aztec footboard". When Kirk said go, the first partner of each team paddled across the moat. Once across, they climbed out onto the other side. That was the signal for the second partner to pull the footboard back to the other side, jump on, grab the rope, swing the footboard into the water, and pull themselves across the Moat. When the second teammate reached the other side, it was his job to hit the gong.

Moat Results
Place Team Time
1st Red Jaguars 0:34
2nd Purple Parrots 0:39
3rd Orange Iguanas 0:40
4th Silver Snakes 0:53

Steps of Knowledge


Long ago, a beautiful princess was born, but her father, the king, was very disappointed. He didn't think a girl could be strong enough to rule a country and protect it from foreign invaders. That princess grew up to be Queen Elizabeth I of England and proved him wrong.

In the 1500s, while Elizabeth was queen, Spain was the richest and strongest country in the world. The only country that challenged Spain's power was England. The king of Spain hated Queen Elizabeth and thought he could defeat her, so he gathered all his warships and sent them north to attack. Elizabeth made Sir Francis Drake her royal admiral and sent him and her tiny navy out to defend her kingdom. Even though the English were outnumbered, they whipped the Spanish navy. Elizabeth welcomed her navy home and gave Sir Francis Drake a small, golden ship has a present of thanks.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Answers Team
Was Elizabeth the queen of…?
  • Switzerland
  • England
  • Finland
Red Jaguars (Correct - 2 steps left)
Was Elizabeth's father…?
  • Arthur Pendragon
  • Richard the Lionhearted
  • Henry VIII
Purple Parrots (Correct - 2 steps left)
Elizabeth was a member of which of these families of English rulers?
  • Stuarts
  • Plantagenets
  • Tudors
Red Jaguars (Correct - 1 step left)
Was Elizabeth known as…?
  • Good Queen Bess
  • Old Betsy
  • Liz the Red
Orange Iguanas (Wrong Answer)
Silver Snakes (Wrong Answer)
Was Elizabeth's primary enemy…?
  • Philip of Spain
Purple Parrots (Correct - 1 step left)
Was the fleet the Spanish sent against England called the…?
  • Iron Clads
  • Armada
  • Armadillo
Purple Parrots (Correct - Advanced to Temple Games)
According to our legend, the admiral who defeated the Spanish Armada was…?
  • Sir Francis Drake
Red Jaguars (Correct - Advanced to Temple Games)

Temple Games

The Purple Parrots are 13-year-old Mike, who plays baseball (bats 0.396), but never got any home runs, and 12-year-old Andrea, who wants to play for the Olympic basketball team. The Red Jaguars are 13-year-old Joe Carlosi, who plays junior varsity football, and 14-year-old Gaby, who plays the piano.

Assemble the Fleet (Dragon Tunnel)


Each "ocean wave" had a ship in each trough. When Kirk said "go", one player from each team pulled himself over the wave to the first trough, attached the ship to his helmet, went on to the next one, stuck that to his helmet, and made his way through the wave. Then he turned around and repeated the process (the ships were replaced by spotters). The first player that made his way back with six ships on his helmet, or the player with the most ships after sixty seconds, won. Mike had six ships on his helmet - but was not back yet - when time elapsed, while Joe only had four.

Tower of London (Peanut Shaft)


At the base of the "tower" were three wigs, and at the top there were four heads. (This ended up being an error on the crew; there were supposed to be four wigs in each shaft, making the ending of this game rather anticlimactic.) When Kirk said "go", one player from each team grabbed a wig, climbed to the top of the tower, and placed the wig on one of the heads. Then, she climbed back down and grabbed another. The first player to get four wigs on the heads atop the tower at the end of one minute won. Obviously, no team won; Gaby and Andrea tied at three apiece.

St. George's Cross (Bungee Soap Line)


One player from each team started with a piece of St. George's Cross on his head. When Kirk said "go", both partners pulled themselves to the center. When they got there, they passed the piece from one player's head to the other. Then they both slid back to their starting points. The first partner grabbed another piece of the flag while the second partner placed his piece in the correct upright position on a velcro board. Then the teams pulled themselves to the center and repeated the process. The first team with a completed St. George's Cross - or the team with the most complete and accurate flag after one minute - won. Joe and Gaby only managed one piece of the flag correctly, but it was still a shutout of the Purple Parrots.

Temple Games Results
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won
Red Jaguars Lost Tied Won 1½ Pendants
Purple Parrots Won Tied Lost 1 Pendant

Temple Run


This was the quickest loss in the show's history; the team lost in just ninety seconds and was only able to cover four rooms due to the layout of the Temple Guards. Had the players moved faster up the Wall Climb, chances are the team could have lost with over two minutes remaining on the clock! The team in this episode was one of many Season 1 teams that did not find the other half of the pendant in the temple, and it cost them dearly.

Temple Run Results
Victory No
Reached the Artifact No
Method of Loss Triple Seizure (1:30 left)
Temple Guard Locations

The Cave of Sighs

The Heart Room

The Room of the Golden Idols

Half Pendant Location Most Likely the Heart Room

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  • When Kirk pulled the pendant of life out of his pocket before the temple games to show the viewer(s), he also pulled out a half pendant. Coincidentally, Joe and Gaby took 1½ pendants to Olmec's Temple.
  • This is the first episode where an artifact is hidden in the Throne Room and the first overall to be hidden in the bottom of the central shaft.
  • This is the first episode to have the temple run end by having the second player captured by the third Temple Guard with less than a full pendant of life. 
  • Along with the previous episode, this episode had the lowest amount of rooms entered.
  • During the beginning of the Temple run, Kirk mentioned the "Ledge of Sighs" instead of the "Cave of Sighs". Coincidentally, the Cave of Sighs was replaced with the Ledges in Season 2.
  • This was the first Red Jaguar run of the series.

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