Happy 2009, everybody!!!!!
First off, I was there on the 24th and 25th. There were so many things screwed up at DLR on both those days.
I'll start with MSEP (now DEP). We saw it on Christmas Day. We were front row, across the entrance from Hollywood Boulevard, and between that and the parade gates. Obviously, the first thing wrong was that after the music started the Blue Fairy didn't show up for like 10 minutes. But that's to be expected, it happens every show. Then when she finally got there she stopped right in front of us for another 7 minutes. It ends up that there was a problem with the Caterpillar unit, and they got this little white thing to tow it the rest of the way. Also the turtle with the hat almost ran into one of the floats. And finally, the America unit was very short, length-wise. They had all the dancer chicks lined up BEHIND the eagle, still doing their thing, but with no purpose, and they were hardly visible in the darkness.
Back to Christmas Eve. On POTC, many AA's were missing, most notably the pirate chasing the woman, the dude with the cats (the cats were still there), and the dog with the donkey and the other 3 AA's. However you could still hear the dog's singing/barking in the backround. Also many lights were out, including the one illuminating the pirate with all the hats. Davy Jone's mist waterfall was not straight, but was kinda curved.
In IASW, but place where America is going to be looks ugly.
Back on Christmas, returned to DL from DCA after DEP to see the fireworks. They started as usual, lights dimming and such. After the first fews bangs, the lights mysteriously came back up, and all the lights on Main Street turned snow white, no pun intended. Then a male voice started, talking about cancelling something. But before they could say what was cancelled, the announcement was cut short. There was a giant gasp from everyone. It kinda hurt my ears. Then they turned on the snow and the slow music.
Nevertheless, I had the BEST Christmas EVER, and that slow song made the BEST Christmas EVER even mushier.
Uhm, I think that's it. I'll post more if I remember more.
Expect a trip report soon!