As for the second half, I'm with many others, there should be much more. I'll see this for myself in March, and I'm REALLY hoping Disney has some additional elements planned by the offical opening in Feb. (but probably not). We'll see.
I just got back and of course the first ride we went on was Spaceship Earth and I was a little wary about Judi Dench narrating at first because I think Jeremy Irons is probably the coolest person in the world but I actually thought she did a great job. The first part of the ride was excellent and I thought the added explanitory parts of the ride were really great and her voice had the same dramatic effect to me as Jeremy Irons' . . . As for the second part of the ride, I was expecting something like Horizons' ending but all they give you is some cartoon with your faces pasted on it which could get really boring after riding it numerous times. . . Seems like Disney is trying to cut some corners. . .
I'm probably going to WDW in march, and I can't wait to see the changes to SSE (and the Haunted Mansion!!!)
Haunted mansion = cool effects but totally out of place in relation to the rest of the attraction. You cant add computer generated graphics projected on a manequin to
a peppers's ghost illusion from the 1800's and expect it to fit. I DONT LIKE IT!!! and think it pulls away from the original instead of adding to it...