Now, as has become our custom,
we'll review some reader responses to recent Notes From the
World material before we move on to cover some new letters...
Ryan shares this update
from his recent visit to Walt Disney World: Hi Brian,
We returned from our trip to WDW that spanned from July 14-20.
We stayed at the Polynesian Resort.
We decided to take your
advice and see the parks a little bit at a time. We went to
E-ride Nights twice, and it was a blessing. We went on Splash
Mountain three times in a row both nights with no wait. We
also went on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority and Buzz Lightyear
Space Ranger Spin several times in a row as well. It was nice
not having to negotiate your way around thousands of people.
But, I think the nicest thing about it was being able to go
look down Main Street and see the Castle lit up with no one
going down the street.
In regards to comments
about the state of the parks, our family found them very clean
and well maintained. When we went, that was the week that
the Substation at Epcot caught on fire, and because of this
the Studios was at nearly full capacity it seems like. The
rudeness of some people still gets to me though.
I enjoy your section of MousePlanet
very much. Keep up the good work.
Thanks so much for your kind words... and your update!
Iris asks: Hi Brian, We're planning
a trip to WDW in September and checked out the park hours
for the Magic Kingdom. On most of those days, the park closes
at 6:00p.m. Why does it close so early? Disneyland is always
open until at least 9:00p.m. year round.
Keep up the good work.
You may have stumbled into that part of September when the
Magic Kingdom hosts the "Night of Joy" special events.
That is scheduled for September 6th and 7th this year at the
Also, you must keep in mind that WDW has so much more capacity
than Disneyland does (with four parks, two water parks, and
other attractions such as the miniature golf courses and so
on), that the bean counters might be justified in closing
down some of that capacity depending on crowd levels and patterns.
Ken writes: Brian, in
a previous Notes From the World, Sam shared,
rep] said that early entry was unpopular with guests and
the character caravan was something requested by the guests!"
WHAT??? Sam may be inadvertently twisting
the words around (remember the childhood game "telephone"),
but more likely the Disney dial-a-flacks are being compelled
to out and out LIE to people. What ridiculous manipulation
of survey questions and answers must they be doing to turn
an absurd statement like that into "the truth"???
Early Entry unpopular? Are those executives
indulging in pixie dust of a more illicit sort?
Thanks for your note, Ken. We may never know
the answer, though.
Steve also writes on
the topic of cutbacks at WDW: Hi Brian, just to respond
to the ongoing discussion about upkeep and cutbacks at WDW.
We just got back from two weeks at WDW. We spent six nights
at the Wilderness Lodge (our first and last time there), and
eight nights at Old Key West Resort (our home resort). We
have been doing a two week trip in the summer every year for
over ten years, and this was overall, the worst experience
we have had.
The biggest complaints from our group
of six was that all the thermostats on the property are turned
up. We used to be able to go into any shop, restaurant, or
ride to cool off from the intense summer heat. Many of the
shops and restaurants, especially World Showcase, were not
much cooler than the humid outdoors. Some felt like they had
no air conditioning at all! I first noticed this trend last
year, but this year seemed even worse. How short sighted is
it not to keep a store air conditioned in the summer! We definitely
spent less time in the shops this year (and as a result spent
less money). Canada, Germany, and Italy were the worst.
Another complaint was that so many
of the stores now offer the same merchandise as everywhere
else. This is especially noticeable in the resort shops (with
the exception of Animal Kingdom Lodge). Even the World of
Disney store carries the same things you can find everywhere
else. We couldn't even find a decent variety of postcards
like we have in the past. We also felt that many of the World
Showcase shops had less of the unique merchandise that they
have had in the past. We also noticed a few more closed shops
(the carpet store in Morocco, and the wine shop in France.)
The shop at American Adventure used to have unique things
as well and now is mainly a T-shirt shop. I was disappointed
to see much of the flavor of World Showcase diluted by making
the shops carry less unique items. It's not like there are
a lot of rides there to keep you occupied. It is supposed
to be a shopping and dining park, but now with no air conditioning
and less interesting shops, why bother?
Another problem we had was transportation.
Wilderness Lodge was a joke. Every bus had to also service
the campground. We often were shoved on a bus with people
paying $40 a night, while some of us were paying a few hundred.
I don't mean this as negative to the campers (I also enjoy
camping), but a deluxe hotel as remote as Wilderness Lodge
should not have to go out of their way to a campground to
get to the parks. Some buses go to the Pioneer Hall area,
while other buses go to the main campground bus stop near
the Bonnet Creek Golf Club.
Old Key West Resort buses were better,
definitely not as crowded, but we often had 30 minute waits
for a bus. Never have had that experience before during all
of our trips to Old Key West Resort.
Other cutbacks we noticed were less
people staffing attractions (Country Bears, Circle of Life,
Food Rocks, etc. all used to have someone inside the auditorium
with you, giving directions. Now you hear a voice over the
loudspeaker). No big deal, but definitely a cutback in customer
Bathroom maintenance was hit and miss.
Some were spotless as in the past, others were filthy. Urine
splatters around urinals, and overflowing trash cans used
to be unheard of at WDW. We had two rooms at the Wilderness
Lodge and both rooms had battered furniture that needed refinishing.
We also noticed battered doors in the lobby rest room and
the largest cobwebs I have ever seen on the ceiling rafters.
All these things are normal wear and tear, but used to be
taken care of sooner.
Last, but not least, is the replacement
of butter with "butterine" and margarine. How penny
pinching is that? We asked for butter instead of margarine
or "butterine" and were told there wasn't any. When
we explained how we don't eat margarine, we were told that
it was better for us and that is why Disney replaced butter
with "butterine"! Not only don't I need Disney telling
me what is healthy, but they seem to forget that they have
served butter for 30 years. Also, butter is a natural fat,
while margarine is chemically altered oil. The main reason
we don't use margarine is due to allergies. Fortunately, some
of the table service places still serve butter, but not all
We had a good trip, but it was definitely
not the same level of service we are used to at WDW. We all
had the feeling of being nickeled and dimed by Disney. I am
writing a similar letter to Disney and enclosing a few nickels
and dimes to make that point.
Thanks for letting me share, Brian.
I apologize for being so long winded.
I wish I could write and say that you're all
wet, Steve... But I've noticed the exact same deterioration.
And Robert adds this
additional information: Brian, Great web site!
We are planning to arrive in mid-August,
and stay for 12 nights. We had planned on early check-in at
the All-Star Sports, then head over to 8:00a.m. Mass at Luau
Cove in the Polynesian Resort. On Sunday, we were again planning
on going to 8:00a.m. Mass, and then to a 9:20a.m. character
breakfast at 'Ohana.
However, a few day ago, we called
WDW to get more details on early check-in, and mentioned to
the gentleman on the phone about going to 8:00a.m. Mass. He
told us that it has been discontinued! Only the 10:15a.m. Mass
is now available!
With all of the other cutbacks. the
most disappointing being the elimination of Early Entry days
and the non-opening of River Country, this really has us ticked
off! Of course, there is no corresponding decrease in prices
to go along with the decrease in services/options. We now
must change our itinerary around for both of those Sundays.
Thanks again, WDW!
I have expressed my displeasure with
WDW via e-mail and my travel agent. As you might guess, this
has not gained us anything.
Thanks for the note, Robert.
Debbee asked about
the cutback in package delivery service at the resorts:
Brian, I noticed in your mail bag column of July 29th that
someone mentioned that package delivery was no longer available.
PLEASE tell me this isn't so. My kids and I love to shop,
and the thought of toting around bags and stuffed animals
all day is scaring me.
Thanks for all your hard work.
Package delivery services is available for all on-site resorts,
but at the deluxe resorts -- where packages used to be delivered
right to your room -- now have delivery service only to a
central location at the resort (either the front desk, guest
relations, or the main shop depending on the resort).
In any case, you won't have to tote things around the parks
or Downtown Disney... but you'll have to retrieve your goods
and tote them to your room yourself.
I also got a couple of notes about Elizabeth's
bad day at the Magic Kingdom that was mentioned in last
week's Notes From the World...
Rich writes: Dear
Brian, Once again, last week's column was a fountain of knowledge.
MousePlanet has certainly helped me with preparations for
our December WDW trip. Keep up the good work.
I wanted to comment on Elizabeth's
letter -- the one where she says she had a horrible time at
WDW on July 2nd. I agree with your comments on the time she
went. Did she expect low attendance during that period of
time? Frankly, I wouldn't have waited an hour in line for
a $40 lunch when I could've gone to any other of the dozen
or so eateries at the park, or somewhere out in the resorts.
Personally, I don't believe she had any reason to complain.
It's people like Elizabeth who really give WDW the bad name
that some perceive.
As for her comments on how Disney
is not like it was when she was a kid, well, people and places
change. Or, your perceptions of what the park was like change.
When you're little your view of the world is a lot different
than the view you have as a responsible adult and family member.
Just my two cents.
And Dana added a bunch
of insights: Dear Brian, I wanted to quickly respond to
Elizabeth's poor experience with character sightings during
her day trip to the Magic Kingdom. I was so sorry that she
had such a bad experience and I truly hope she gives it another
My daughter (age 7) and I were at
WDW during the middle of June. We stayed 6 nights, but only
spent four days in the parks. During that time we accumulated
26 autographs, 16 of which were gotten in one full (two 1/2
days) day at the Magic Kingdom! Both days we arrived early!!
On our first day we had 8:10a.m. reservations at the Crystal
Palace for a character breakfast, we got our first three autographs
there (Pooh, Eeyore and Tigger). After leaving the Crystal
Palace we made our way to the castle to stand behind the rope
into Fantasyland and there was the MOUSE himself ( I got a
great picture with MM and my daughter right in front of the
castle with almost no one around), so that added another autograph.
After rope drop and a couple of rides we proceeded to the
Winnie the Pooh ride and there was TIGGER himself waiting
in the car my daughter and I were getting into. Although we
didn't need to get his autograph, we got several pictures
and got to ride the entire ride with Tigger!! We stood in
line for about 15 minutes and got Ariel's autograph (now at
5 autographs). After ToonTown fair opened, we rode a few rides
and then got in the autograph line for Cinderella and two
of the mice, which took about 15 minutes (now at 8 autographs).
After finishing up ToonTown we moved over to the train station
to ride over to Frontierland. While we were waiting for the
train, we looked up and out of the fence poured a dozen characters!!!
(Note that there were only about 8 people standing around.
The characters were interacting with themselves). During that
time we got six more autographs (and about 9 pictures)--the
autographs included Pinocchio, Capt. Hook, Baloo the Bear,
Tweedle Dee, the white rabbit and Rafiki!! (There were several
more character there including several from Robin Hood, but
the train pulled up)(Now at 14 autographs) After around 12
o'clock we left and didn't come back until the next day. The
next day we were once again early, and got through the turnstiles
at about 8:45. Before you walked down Main Street, however,
there were at least 5 different characters out signing and
posing. We stood in a 5 minute line and got Jasmine and Aladdin's
autograph (now at 16!!) but there was also Peter Pan and Alice
in Wonderland (plus maybe a couple of more, I can't remember).
Even after waiting for Jasmine and Aladdin we still were at
the Adventureland rope before it was dropped.
I just wanted to give everyone else
(including Elizabeth) hope and encouragement that a truly
MAGICAL day can still happen at the Magic Kingdom. Even if
we hadn't been collecting autographs we were able to experience
some great character interaction. Disney World made a lifelong
fan out of me during my stay and I am already planning my
Here are a few additional tips that
worked for me regarding character sightings:
- At the end of Cinderella's Surprise
Celebration (the castle forecourt stage) many of the costumed
characters come out and interact with the crowds (including
Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Pluto).
- Book a character meal. We also went
to Chef Mickey's and it was great!! Since several of the
hotels host their own meals, you don't have to pay park
admission to see characters!!
- Get there early!!! There are lots
of characters out early in the day (I even had one person
tell me that they got to ride the Carousel with Belle!)
- Try the character lines, they generally
aren't too bad if you're early. Especially the lines in
ToonTown, as you get three characters in each line.
- Watch out for the Character bus
in Epcot, it pulled up and unloaded right in front of Spaceship
earth at about 9:10 in the morning.
I'm sure there are lots of other tips,
but these were a few that really stand out in my mind.
Love your site and I really enjoy
reading about other people's points of views.
Did I say that this was going to be
a "quick" comment?? Sorry!!
Love your site.
And finally, Bob wrote: Regarding
the letter in your 7/29 column and the writer complaining
of lack of character sightings.
First, imagine that it's 90 degrees
and 80 % humidity. How long could she stand outside covered
with fur & nylon and a giant head piece.
Second, in May we would see a least
one character in front of the Frontierland train station all
day long. If you were there for more than 10-15 minutes, someone
Third, in the evening; around 5-6:00p.m.
the area in front of the castle had 4-8 characters at any
given time. Last, MGM was the bee hive of character sightings;
with a least 1-2 up to 8-9 from about 11:00a.m. until around
4:30-5:00p.m. Princesses, heroes, villains & everybody.
Moving along, Dean shares this observation:
Hi Brian! I just read your July 29th Reader Feedback column
and your response to 'Mark' caught my eye. After saying that
they were staying offsite, he asked where he should park if
his family were going to Chef Mickey's for dinner and then
ending the day at Epcot with Illuminations. You advised parking
at Epcot and then after dinner at the Contemporary, hopping
the monorail back to Epcot.
Ummmm - based on their other plans,
it does seem very likely that they'll have park hopper passes.
But a caution might be in order for others staying offsite
and with just single day tickets. Isn't it still true that
to use Disney transportation (like the busses or monorails),
you have to be either staying on property, or have park hopper
Good point, Dean. I made the assumption that Mark and his party
had park hoppers, but if my assumption is wrong, so is my answer.
Thanks for catching that!
Sue comments on a couple
of things from last weeks column: Hi Brian, just a couple
of comments from this week's reader's column.
First, a single rider's line is available
at Spiderman at IOA. It is just off to the left of the main
Second, I have never had any problems
riding up front in the monorails. I've ridden in the cab from
the Magic Kingdom to the Transportation and Ticket Center,
from the TTC to the Magic Kingdom, and from the TTC to Epcot
and back again. I was at the Magic Kingdom yesterday and all
monorails pulling into the station had people riding up front.
You can always ask. The only time I was told I couldn't do
it was when the monorail was being driven by someone who was
Third, there is now a princess character
breakfast available at Norway at Epcot for a limited time...
Keep up the good work!
Thanks for the note, Sue. I mentioned the Princess Storybook
Breakfast in the 7/22 Notes From
the World. :)
Also, I've had very similar experiences in riding up front
on the monorails.
While we're on topic of single rider
lines at Universal Studios, Jim provided this information:
Brian, I've been reading your
site for some time now - thanks for all your dedication to
helping people out regarding the Disney experience! I live
in Central Florida and while I get to enjoy WDW in a way many
others don't, I always learn something new from you and the
MousePlanet readers that I didn't know. I wanted to comment
on a recent email regarding single rider lines at Universal
In a previous email, Mark stated:
the only ride with a single rider line was "Men In
Black: Alien Attack!". It drastically reduces your
wait time - - when I was there was a 75 minute wait, and
I literally walked by almost a thousand people in line for
the single rider line of only about 5-10 people. I was on
the ride within 3-5 minutes, most of which was walking through
the empty queue. At IOA, I did not go into Jurassic Park
at all, but there were no rides with a Single Rider line."
To respond: Depending on the park capacity,
there are several attractions in IOA that have single rider
lines - as just stated, these are opened/closed depending
on how many guests are in the park and/or using a particular
attraction. Spiderman, Dr. Doom, and Ripsaw Falls all have
a single rider line at various times, and I can tell you from
experience that the Spiderman single rider line really reduces
your wait time - I have been on in as little as 5 minutes
and never longer than 20 minutes. The Dr. Doom single rider
line is not as well executed as it could be (it can be hard
to find and is laid out quite strangely) but overall works
very well if you don't mind splitting up. The single rider
line at Ripsaw Falls does not run as often as the other singles
lines, but it is open periodically.
Hope this helps - keep up the great
Lakeland Florida, huh? Spring home of my beloved Detroit
Tigers. I just wish they could win some games like they did
back in the glory days of 1984. :)
Anyway, thanks for the update Jim. I'll share that in the
Rob writes: Brian, Our local
travel agent had a Disney Travel presentation with the Disney
Travel Company Rep who works out of Grand Rapids, MI. I was
asking her about the potential pricing differences after her
"show and tell", and she told me that there was
some uncertainty around the annual pass system at this time,
and that specifically they were looking at changing it to
a calendar year basis instead of the "one year from first
use" as it is today.
I called the local Disney Store (in
Saginaw, where they know me almost too well), and talked to
them for AP pricing with the Disney Club, and they had not
heard of anything like that. I am not sure how to the the
Walt Disney Travel consultant, since I know she sells "packages",
and annual pass holders book through the Central Reservation
Center, and the travel company does not get a cut of that
"but my travel agent still does). I have asked my travel
agent to ask around on this for me.
Another issue... My wife is into scrapbooking
(big time), and we even added on to our house for a "guest
room/den" or for a scrapbooking room. We live in Midland,
and when my wife ordered something from MouseMemories
a few months ago, she noticed it was shipped from Saginaw.
My wife, Barb, and I live in Hemlock, Michigan now. (We just
moved here from Saginaw township last Summer when our spare
room got too small for MouseMemories). :)
I know by experience if you go into the Disney store at Fashion
Square Mall that they can pull out a ring binder with all
of the ticket prices. Disney Club prices for Annual Passes
are available... but you may have to ask for a manager.
I hope that the news about Annual Passes going to a calendar
year setup is just a bad rumor. Personally, it would put a
big crimp into my trip planning habits.
Finally, there were several emails
that I bounced back and forth from Tim on the issue of service
by the Guest Relations folks at WDW and perks at the parks:
Brian, I am writing concerning
the handling of customer complaints by guest relations. First
let me say, as Americans, that no matter how the complaints
are handled, that some people will never be satisfied.
I have visited WDW several times (4
since '96) and had never been driven to complain till this
year (mid-June 2002). I first emailed my concerns to Guest
Relations and got the immediate response- "we have received
your email and will respond soon". I then got a personal
email saying, "thank you for taking the time to write",
and that I would be contacted within 2 weeks. I then received
a phone call (on my answering machine) from a Disney rep asking
for a copy of my hopper passes to verify the dates for my
concerns. I sent it in and then received a phone call from
her, thanking me again, answering a couple of brief questions
of mine, apologizing for the problems I experienced, and informing
me of how they are going to try to rectify the situation.
So, all in all I was quite satisfied
with the results, even though we had problems on our visit.
I was assured the matter had been looked into, and that steps
were taken. I prefer this greatly to receiving some type of
written correspondence. I do hope that our next visit will
be problem free, but if it is not I will complain to them
again and probably not visit for a long time.
On another note concerning the on-sight
"perks"; I understand that when a benefit is removed
it will anger frequent park goers. Part of the reason for
many to stay at an overpriced WDW hotel has been the perks,
to justify the extra cost. However, in these economic times,
the gap between the "haves" and the "have-nots"
has widened considerably. Consider the lower income family
who forgo things so that they can take their kids to WDW for
a rare treat. I am lucky enough to pay for our trips within
3 months of travel, but I am sure there are many who cannot.
Then imagine how they must feel seeing or hearing about the
special treatment afforded to the affluent Disney-goers. Early
entry, discounts, special viewing areas, etc.,..... these
are the types of things that can cause anger and frustration
among the working poor. I don't know what the answer is, but
I do know that earlier opening times (as it once was) would
certainly ease some of the tension, especially during peak
Thanks for a great site and keep up
the great work!
PS our 5-day visit including air from
PA totaled $2500 for 2 adults and 1 child (air, car rental,
4-day hoppers, comfort suites, meals, and the Luau!)
Thanks for sharing your experience with guest relations.
I'm glad they were able to respond in a way that satisfied
Regarding your ideas about perks... I don't really have a
problem with perks being provided to folks that are paying
for them. As a consumer, I have the option of choosing to
pay for those extras or not. Just eliminating them because
some folks may not be able, or may not want, to have them
screams of socialism, don't you think? :)
I'll leave the social engineering to others. I just want
the appropriate value for the money I spend on my vacation
-- whether it be to Walt Disney World, or some other vacation
Tim replied back: Brian, Wow
what a quick reply from you!
I pretty much agree with what you are
saying about value received with regard to vacation spending.
I think that those who can afford to stay at the luxury WDW
hotels should be rewarded accordingly at the hotels. However,
at the theme parks we are all "in it together",
and to reward the bigger spenders in front of the ones who
really struggle to be there, can be a bit disheartening. I
fall in the middle of the income bracket, so I can see things
from both sides. I also work with several low-income workers
with small children who may never set foot in WDW, so I can
relate to their dilemma. Hey, we all work pretty hard to be
able to afford nice vacations, and I have no problem with
enjoying the good things in life.
Here is an example of what I truly
meant: From several letters on your site and observations
I have made, the "special viewing area" at Epcot
seemed to cause more problems than it was worth. The guests
comments generally ran toward the negative concerning their
reaction to it. Things like that tend to offend more people
than help. Those areas could be for handicapped children and
their parents or guardians who struggle to take care of them.
This way more people would benefit in the long run, IMHO!
Cast members "guarding the rope" were bombarded
with people wondering why they couldn't go in.
I think the Annual Passholder lounge
is a great idea. Only Annual Passholders know about it and
it works out well for them. I also think that E-ride nights
are a great idea too. It is generally much more enjoyable
in the Magic Kingdom after the sun goes down anyway.
The ton of complaints about the loss
of early entry appears to be compounded by slashed open hours.
I really feel that the reduction of theme park operating times
has been a huge mistake, and the cause of much frustration
on the part of park goers. (One of my fondest childhood memories
was waiting at the rope drop at 7:45a.m., on Main Street in
Disneyland, followed by the jog to the Matterhorn.) You also
lose that early hour of cooler temperatures by opening later
in the summer. Yes it costs Disney more for longer hours,
but they also rake in more shopping and dining dollars at
the same time. ($2.50 for water???)
Finally let me say that I am not into
the socialist way of life, I just feel that all who go to
the Disney THEME PARKS, should be afforded the same opportunity
to enjoy them. This also does not mean that on-sight deluxe
hotel guests shouldn't be rewarded with perks. By the way,
our next visit will most likely be at the Wilderness Lodge
or Animal Kingdom Lodge (when we can get the special mouse
saver rate) so I do plan on enjoying all they have to offer!
Thanks again for the quick and candid
reply, and I look forward to more Disney news!
PS When the (expletive deleted) do
you have time to work your regular job?????
I understand your points... but if Disney ever decided to
offer a "premium" admission media (that, for example,
provided unlimited Fastpass or some such perk), that would
be another example of something that one can choose to buy
The same is true for special viewing areas... those folks
that choose to use the services (AAA, perhaps) or buy into
a membership (Disney Club, for example) get the perks. Others
do not. I guess I still don't see that as a problem. If someone
is ignorant, then they need to do more homework, but to simply
conclude that everyone should be given access to any given
perk just because (or that everyone should be forbidden access
to that same perk)... well, we'll have to agree to disagree
on that. :)
and finally, Tim wrapped up our
e-conversation with the following note:
Brian, It's funny you should
mention AAA and Disney club, because I have both and enjoy
their benefits! I also used early entry on other visits to
WDW and enjoyed them also, so I am not as anti-perk as I come
off to be.
When I did use early entry, it didn't
seem that big a deal at the time... like it really wasn't
a huge difference. The one point I was making was that the
hour of operation cutbacks combined with the loss of early
entry compounded guest anger on the subject.
Would you agree that longer park operating
hours would be in everyone's best interest? I agree fully
that people who can afford to spend more should reap the benefits
of life. For example I just went to the PA 500 Nascar race,
and from the bleachers you can see the expensive suite "club"
boxes, with prices ranging from $200-$250 per person. I have
no problem with that type of deal-it's just way out of my
league! I have no problem with benefits that people pay extra
On another subject- one item I told
to WDW Guest Relations concerned the Fantasyland "stroller-hell"
in the mid-afternoon. I told them it was nearly impossible
to move on a busy day, and that our ankles were sore from
the double-stroller bashings we received. I know you always
recommend "down-time" at that time of day. Anyway,
I thought that cast members should be there to keep the flow
moving, especially in front of Peter Pan. Any thoughts? (By
the way, we rode the carousel and Small World then got out!)
One final note. I did mention to Guest
Relations that the best day ever spent in Magic Kingdom was
on the night we attended Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
We paid $75 (2 adult 1 child) to get in and enjoyed every
minute that evening. Maybe they could "invent" reasons
to have these kind of special nights at other times of the
year besides Halloween and Christmas! Thanks again for the
feedback, maybe I need to reexamine my thinking.
I like your idea of having some CMs around in congested areas
to help move traffic along. Like you said, though, I'm rarely
in the parks at that time of day -- and, at least in part,
for that very reason!
On the idea of having special nights outside of the holiday
times, you're in luck! The E-Ride
Nights were designed just for that very purpose. :)
(Of course, you already mentioned them, so you're already
aware that the option of buying more time in the park after
it closes early is already available to those that choose
to pay a premium price.)
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