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Legends of the Hidden Temple
"Ponce de León and the Lost Fountain of Youth"
Season 1, Episode 17
Lost Water Bottle of Ponce de Leon
Airdate: November 6, 1993
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"The Golden Cup of Belshazzar" "The Treasure Map of Jean Lafitte"

"Ponce de León and the Lost Fountain of Youth" is the 17th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple. The artifact is Ponce de León's lost water bottle.

Moat Crossing

One player from each team sat on a floating ring. When Kirk said "go", that player pulled himself across the Moat as quickly as possible using an attached rope. Once across, he stepped off, grabbed the ring, and threw it back to his partner who proceeded to jump on and pull himself across. As soon as the second teammate stepped onto the deck, it was his job to run over and hit the gong.

 
1st Red Jaguars 0:36
2nd Purple Parrots 0:43
3rd Blue Barracudas 0:44
4th Green Monkeys 0:56

Steps of Knowledge

Long ago, a powerful and ruthless man sailed from Spain and conquered Puerto Rico. His name was Ponce de León. He owned vast land and riches but it was not enough. Hearing of the Fountain of Youth, Ponce de León explored up and down the Florida coast with his servant Pablo and an old Indian guide.

"I think this old Indian guide is leading us on a wild goose chase!", grumbled Ponce de León. "He gets no more water until we find the fountain!"

Pablo liked the Indian and sneaked him some of his own water ration. They never did find the Fountain of Youth, but legend has it that when Ponce de León died, the old Indian came to Pablo with a gift.

"Your master did not deserve this.", said the Indian, pressing a bottle of water into Pablo's hand. "The water of eternal youth is only for those who have pure of heart."

The bottle found its way to the Temple.

 
Red Jaguars Blue Barracudas Green Monkeys Purple Parrots
1st - Correct
1st - Correct
1st - Incorrect 2nd - Correct
1st - Correct
1st - Correct
1st - Correct

Temple Games

Fountain of Youth (Water Ramp)

One member of each team had to climb up a mountain (or ramp) and turn on three water faucets at the top. Once the faucets were turned on, the players slid back down, and had to fill a bucket with water using a bottle. Whoever had the heavier bucket at the end of a 60-second time limit was the winner. Jessica's bucket had more water than Elena's, giving the Green Monkeys the win.

Gold Dig (Peanut Shaft)

On Kirk's signal, one member of each team had to take a piece of gold, climb up the shaft, drop it in the bin, climb back down and do it again. Whoever had the most gold in a 60-second time limit would be the winner. James had 6 pieces to Cory's 6, resulting in a tie.

Transporting Gold (Bungee Soap Line)

On the Bungee Soap Line, there are two piles of gold on one end and two baskets (ships) on the other. On Kirk's signal, one member of each team were to grab a piece of gold, stick to their helmet, and pull themselves towards their partner in the center. Upon meeting, the partner will grab the gold, slide back to their side and put it in the basket while the first members slid back to their side to grab another piece of gold. Whoever had the most gold at the end of 60 seconds would be the winner. James and Jessica had 3 bricks compared to Cory and Elena's 2, giving the Green Monkeys the win and the right to enter Olmec's temple.

 
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won
Blue Barracudas Tied Tied Lost 1 Pendant
Green Monkeys Tied Tied Won 2 Pendants

Temple Run

James went first and started by taking the upper route. He blazed through the Room of the Three Gargoyles and the Troubled Bridge, from which he could only enter the Observatory.
S1E17 Temple Guard 1
There he met the first Temple Guard and ran into a corner of the room far away from him, an awesome scared reaction! After giving up his Pendant and spinning the sundial, he found out the door leading down into the Heart Room didn't open. Neither did the door connecting the Heart Room to the Treasure Room when he tried it. He then entered the Shrine of the Silver Monkey, put the monkey together, bypassed an important shortcut by entering the Pirate's Cove rather than the Tomb of Ancient Kings, spun the ship's wheel, climbed down the ladder into the Dungeon, ran through the wall into the Tomb of Ancient Kings and used the key there to enter the Swamp with about a minute left.This was looking good— he was only two rooms away from the Bottle of Water of Ponce de León, and maybe he could win the whole thing solo! Unfortunately, that wasn't to be. After trying to climb back up from the Swamp for some reason, he decided to proceed into the Room of Harmonic Convergence… where the second Temple Guard took him out with 37 seconds remaining. Needless to say, this was nowhere near enough time for Jessica to get to the Bottle of Water, and it didn't help that she turned back from the Treasure Room to reenter the Observatory.

Summary

 
Winning Team Green Monkeys
Contestants James Flynn & Jessica Hilton
Result Failed Acquisition
Pendants of Life 2
Artifact Location The Heart Room
Temple Guard Locations

The Observatory

The Room of Harmonic Convergence

The Cave of Sighs

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