Originally Posted by Mo Noyz
I saw the expansion with most of the construction walls down for Circus. Dumbo is an improvement, Goofy is the worst version of theming I've seen and I've seen them all. Donald was a better water area. More to do than just get wet. Better food venues than Toon but I'm really hate eating outdoors on a wall. Not a fan of that at all.
I was glad I was able to see Circus day and night, night is so much better and so many less tiny kids and strollers. Shy of Grandkids someday, I doubt I'd go back. FLE I was able to see most of it over the construction walls, the impression I got was it is indeed an upgrade to the back of the castle visually. Photographers delight.
It can be upto 2 more years before the rest of the walls come down around Dwarf so it will be ugly for a while yet, that is still a great deal of lumber back there. What I want to experience is how they tie in the old Fantasyland attractions to the FLE. The castle type brick walls jet out in areas but they are themed so differently than the carousel, Pooh, PP, Small World. They redid the facades and they are much better however how will they merge these with FLE. Rumors are they are now considering moving the Tea Cups up against the Carousel, which would make sense they are off in limbo land yet I can't figure wrap my brain around how the imagineers are going to tie it together.
As for day vs. night, I suppose you could say that for any location on property.
DHS, I could go either way and most of the MK. Epcot is a nice night venue and I usually do nights there. Now I hope they fix the Nations fountain again before you get there. It just had a major rehab and WAS cool, but in a few short months many lights are broken and it looks pretty bad so they are going to have to do it twice. AK is pretty cool at night, did that a few times but the lighting is almost too low for the weird sidewalks there. Circus was just way more appealing at night than day. I highly recommend night unless you are toting real small kids.
The water features are what have really stood out to me in the videos I've seen. Getting beyond the Utilidors has really let the Imagineers make some spectacular changes.
Me too. Beyond pretty, it is usually calming. I worry about all the sitting walls. I get the seating intention, I also visualize CM's chasing kids running and standing up on the sitting walls. I can see that area now, some
parents plopp'n on the wall and it is break time from their kids while they take advantage of the WiFi area provided.
I've never been a huge fan of FL, but I'm actually pretty excited to see this expansion in December. Will it become my new favorite land? Most definitely not. But, it was the one land that needed this more than any other, IMO.
Sadly, there are way too many areas that need some TLC. Disney has their work cut out for them. I would not want to be the one to prioritize the list.
Oh, and with you 100% on the Meet-n-Greets. Couldn't have cared less before, ain't gonna change now.