Magic Kingdom: hopped there 3 days and day 4 to pick up a single attraction
By far the best security bag checkers. Nice, quick and seem to know how to efficiently inspect guests bags. Also noted management, ďshirtsĒ out everywhere up front, town square and Main Street. Answering questions, picking up trash, filling guide and map holders. I like management that leads by example.
The new mini trees in the square just donít cut it. The area and main street to the hub is now just concrete. It lacks the warmth of Main Street USA. I miss the Firehouse.
Caseyís and the Plaza Ice Cream area look great! The Bakery was a major eyesore lapping over to the street. Still the smells piped into the street.
Loved the Pirates as usual but noted even in the big rows they often only had 2 people in them. Explained the longer wait but both sides were open so it moved quickly.
I used the train several times to move around the park. It never gets old.
The Tiki Room had nobody in the queue so I skipped it. Awkward. Thinking Adventureland could use another attraction.
I missed Thunder, down for a refurbish, one of my overall favorites. Rode Splash several times, boy does she need a long overhaul. So much that didnít work and the dancing water areas all broken just looked horrible water free. But we did get through the ride without interruption and I still enjoyed it.
Hall of Presidents was being used several times for a private event. Interesting. Finally caught it when it was opened for Guests.
Haunted Mansion still my favorite and the queue just added to it. An excellent example of how an attraction can be updated and turn out better. Though coming out the stretch room, the pushing middle age group behind us was annoying. The ride did stop many times to accommodate all the guests using electric carts.
I never walked through the castle. Hmpf.
Small World still makes me smile.
I refused to wait in an hour queue for Peter Pan or Winnie the Pooh. Donít care if they have/will have a cute queue, still not waiting there for that.
Mickeyís PhilharMagic was as entertaining as ever. Love that Duck.
I rode Snow White because I figured I should. I felt like I was at a wake. The ride was a suffering long couple of minutes. While glad the classic has been put out of her misery Iím annoyed that it is being gutted for a meet and greet. Gutting for a creative new attraction Iíd be onboard for.
The expansion in person is so cool. From everything you can see popping out it all appears to be quality work. I canít wait to see it pulled together because the Under the Sea area still looks like Holy Rock! Like I said from the 1st day, Circus is full of details meant for the adult eye to discover. Excellent.
Wishes was perfectly fine. I am boring with it. Skipped every parade. Magic, Memories and You on the castle was so much better than I anticipated. I was critical of the original concept, I was wrong. Yet this one is difficult to find a place to view. It is getting way too difficult, too many areas roped off for special groups. It is a show you have to see most of the castle and most areas are not open to the general guest.
I rode through Space Mountain on the People Mover. SM was down, as it was many times while I was at the MK. But the PM stopped for a while we were inside SM. Got a good long look with the lights on. It is amazing how close that coaster comes to the roof line. Iím not a fan of this spiel on the People Mover. I did get a fast pass to SM on one of days I was on my own and a kind man gave me an extra one so I was able to board right at the beginning of the window. I gave mine away later that morning.
I skipped many things in Tomorrowland. I enjoyed Buzz and I am a fan of Monsters Laugh but wasnít appreciative of the folk from Brazil making spectacles of themselves, it ruined it for the balance of the guests which seemed to be the goal. Errr.
CoP was nearly empty while we viewed it. Makes you wonder what will happen someday. It has a great deal of land around it. Who couldnít love A Great Big Beautiful TomorrowÖÖstuck in your head for hours?
Overall the MK has cleaned up pretty nicely. The construction walls are a minus along with the themed tarps but all and the entire park is looking much better.