Re: Fantasyland Enchanted Forest-Now in Soft opening!
The pictures my DS sent me from the days before Thanksgiving Day, Mermaid did not have a wait time, you had to walk the queue but then loaded. FLE was moderately crowded. Old FL was packed and still bottle necked. This might not change until the Train opens in 2014 since the Train slices Circus off from FLE. What I am seeing in the pictures, there really isn't that much "room" in the FLE, the areas appear to be pretty small, I don't know what I was imagining all this time but it is tighter in there than what I visualized in my head from drawings. Mermaid does seem to be a very good people eater, it does appear to have a very good load ratio.
Originally Posted by ohiodisneydad
I'm not the average visitor either and broken does make a difference in the experience. In April not only was Yeti still his strobe lights were not working either and in the last room you couldn't even see him.
I've never really been one that saw the FLE as Disney's response to Harry Potter. I know it started out as an area for Tinkerbell and her friends but now I see it as Disney's response to an overcrowded Fantasyland that is way too bottlenecked thanks to the popularity of the Princesses. I know there's more to Fantasyland then princesses but the average visitor doesn't. FLE opens that area up and I'm fine with it. I just wish Snow White could have been saved or even moved to be part of her area. I don't think it would have diminished the Mine Coaster at all. In fact, the more attractions or rides Disney has the better for everyone!
For my two cents, Disney's answer to Harry Potter is Star Wars. I think DHS is going to get a lot of work soon and man am I excited.
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