I'm back now from DLRP and proud to say everything was fantastic. I'll have pics and more details of the trip soon enough, but I'm fairly busy at the moment. First of all, an animal update!
Yes, the Phantom Dog and the POTC dog's keys have both returned to the rightful place. However, a donkey in POTC is missing! Yes, you can hear the 'eeyores' but no animal at all. Spooky!
Secondly, a little hint of things to come? Yesterday, I saw quite regularly, imagineers walking around and discussing changes to Adventure Isle. Two of them I overheard talking aobut the structural properties of the Isle. Changes coming soon? Maybe, maybe...
Space Mountain: Mission 2 - I'm prud to announce that it is in good condition. I went into SMM2 expecting a sub-par performance deterioration like many have said. In fact, I found it SMOOTHER, yes, smoother, than it was in 2005 when it opened! and 3 out of the 4 rides on it had the soundtrack working perfectly, albiet a little quiet above the screams! on the first time, when it didn't work (front row) I could clearly hear the music form other cars, but not in my speakers. Meh, not too bad. Also, the recoil on the cannon was busted, but, in its defense the cold frost may have been the cause of this, as my family's digital cameras weren't working due to the cold!
All in all, SMM2 is still the best ride in the park.