The problem with using CMs is... CMs aren't always there! When you need to do lots of cycles you need lots of bodies over many days. CMs have lives too and don't look to hang out for days on end when not on the clock. And they may not be there when you want them to be.
That the beauty of using the public.. they are always there and willing. All you need to do is open the door and shut it when you don't want anymore.
You'd be surprised. When Star Tours 2 opened they had CMs there as "extras" to ride along with members of the media. They had no shortage of CMs wanting to go on the new ride. Some stay over after their shift, others come in early or on their day off. I remember seeing a long line of CMs out the back door of Star Tours waiting to go on during the media day and opening day.
As a reminder to everyone, Al Lutz broke the news on the June 15th opening date yesterday.
Al's info isn't exactly correct. It's definitely June. However, June 15th isn't final as of today. Now, it might indeed be
June 15th once it becomes official. But no, it's not official yet, and it's still possible for that date to move.