I've been on this forum so long...
Yeah, I'm pretty sure. Hmm, anyway, I went to the parks yesterday (Tuesday, February 23, 2010) with a friend and we had a great time. Dispite fears that the resort would be crowded due to Cpt. EO, it totally wasn't! We arrived around noon and stayed until about 7pm.
When we arrived, I renewed my pass. Instead of the premium, I went for the deluxe on the monthly payment plan. Here's why: $18.09 each month is a far better deal than just over $30 each month. The next time I go, I'll pay the difference and upgrade to the premium and still pay the $18.09 each month! How nifty is that? I researched the Disney website and that's completely within the rules, so if you're looking to save a few dollars every month but don't want to give up your park(s), there's an idea!
We completely lucked out everywhere we went. All the rides we went on had a wait of 20 minutes or under! We decided to splurge for dinner this once and eat at the Blue Bayou. We were the third-to-the-last party to get into the lobby without a reservation! Manish was an awesome server and my portabello mushroom with couscous was wonderful!
The only issue I had all day was standing in line for Space Mtn. There were these teenage girls who had no concept of personal space. Then it occured to me that anytime I have to deal with personal space issues in line for an attraction at DL, it's almost always at Space Mtn. Has anyone else noticed this? What could it be, I wonder? The nature of the ride? The queue? I don't know, but my friend made a face so funny for the picture that another guest laughed out loud and took a picture of her with her phone!
It was a great day. We even got onto a tram immediately! But my friend made a point and I think she's right: the reason for the lack of crowds was the fact that there is no longer free birthday admission. We saw people with birthday buttons, but only a fraction of what you would see last year.
That's it! My friend took all of the pictures, so if she sends some my way, I'll try to post them. Thanks for reading!