DH & I are halfway thru our 4 day visit. So far it's been a blast. Our last trip was in 2005 and never during Halloween time so needless to say I've seen some new things and some changes! I really like HMH. I know some more frequent visitors get bored with it, but I thought it was fun. Same with (don't shoot me) the Nemo Subs.
Crowds have been manageable. I will say that I've seen more line cutting and jumping than I've ever seen here (& I used to be a local). And I notice that most of the CMs (if there are any even monitoring the line to begin with) are pretty much looking the other way. It's more than the occasional 'potty break parents' returning to lines, which I have no problem with, but usually 2-3 teens calling up groups of 5-7 of their friends. Frustrating. I haven't notice what I would think of as blatant abuse of GAC. Maybe because it hasn't been real crowded.
Oh goodness, look at the time! Time to get ready for EMH at DCA. FYI, the 'wide right technique' works like a charm. But more & more are using it. You hear continual whispers "stay right, stay right" from the crowd. LOL
More later. Hopefully I can get some pics on.