Does anyone who's seen the AP show know if the show itself is different than the regular show? I saw the regular show last Friday and it was very entertaining.
After getting to the park at about 2 pm, I made a beeline for the GH to hopefully get a ticket to one of the two remaining (non-AP) shows. Funnily enough, they told me I could get a ticket for the 5:15 show, which was totally fine with me, but when I showed up at around 3:45 pm to get in line (yeah, I like to be at the front), I noticed they kept letting walk-ups into the building right until the 4 pm show started. According to the very nice CMs (except for one, who wears a suit and is a manager and whom a lot of people apparently don't like), the earlier shows typically have a good amount of standby space. And I agree the CMs did a great job getting us into the theater in a timely fashion. I even had time to order food and eat and throw away my trash before the show began.
Here are some of the things the CMs told me while waiting at the front of the line for about 45 minutes (FYI - I was the only one there with about 10 other people until about 15 minutes before our seating time):
-The later shows always have the largest audience
-The ticket says you can line up 30 minutes before your showtime, but in reality, the CMs let you line up as soon as the previous show's line goes into the theater (And they recommend that you do that if you want your choice of seating)
-The wheelchair folk are typically let in first (depending on who's working the door) and are seated along the house left side, in the center section, of the theater. The tables along the far left wall are still open for larger parties.
-The menu was all especially made for this show, even the chili. I tried it and it's definitely got more of a kick than the regular chili. I was told the chicken wings are the best. Some argue the monte cristo bites are the best, but it depends on if you like to mix your fried ham and cheese with blackberry jelly or not.
The show itself is a lot of fun, though short. The lady who plays Ms. Lilly is really good! I am definitely planning to go back this weekend (and probably every weekend) while the show is running. I also hope the run gets extended, though I highly doubt it will happen.