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 Jaguar


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. It was the fifth episode completed and the 31st aired.

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
Finish 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. The Purple Parrots only placed one piece on the board, and it was discounted due to being place on the wrong side. The Red Jaguars placed four pieces on the board. Despite only have on placed properly, it was still enough to win the game and the full pendant.

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


Joe's strategy of using the direct path to the golden ship was marred by an encounter with the first Temple Guard, forcing him to take the high road; after a little bit of difficulty climbing the wall to the door, he was removed in the Heart Room with 2:16 to go.

Gaby moved at a similar pace, completely unaware of the location of the other half of her pendant, as it was common in the first season for it to be difficult to see during the Temple Run; as a result, she was captured in the Room or the Golden Idols with 1:29 remaining.

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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  • This is the first episode where contestants must attempt to retrieve an artifact that is place in the Throne Room and the first overall to be place in the bottom of the central shaft.
  • This was the first episode where the Red Jaguars competed in the Temple Run.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • The Blue Barracudas and Green Monkeys later appeared in John Sutter and the Map to the Lost Gold Mine, respectively as the Purple Parrots and Silver Snakes.