I hated the way that you were required to visit the riverboat, but by the time you got in the time had expired and you had to do it all over again. I mean, why couldn't it just recognize that you were in the correct room!
I think the quest is the same [the quest that players are allowed to play after President's Day] from the President's Day quest towards the afternoon and evening of President's Day. I had gotten on VMK earlier that day and had done a slightly different quest - the same prize but the tasks were different. I was slightly annoyed because I had to wait in the queue for Mark Twain for about an hour.
But why do you think they changed around so many tasks?