I echo everyone else who says Quality and Storyline are the most important thing. OK, you're disappointed, I think you would be A
LOT more disappointed if this attraction would blow up, just like the
whole Rocket Rods debacle. Costs were cut, storyline minimal,
infastructure was not appropriately done, and that ended up meaning
delayed openings anyway, horrendously long lines, continuous break
downs, tires wearing out too quickly, indefinite closures of attraction,
one of which it never came out of.
That's JUST one example of how NOT to open an attraction.
I say thank goodness someone who has pride and respect for DL
and IS a proven winner, is doing all he can to make sure this
will be THE top notch attraction that it should be.
I too can't believe there is a topic like this when DCA is still considered
a challenge by Iger, and TL is still suffering from it's '98 makeover.
Neither the Haunted Mansion, nor Pirates of the Caribbean were cheap
nor easy. And the public knows that. THATS why they are still the premier attractions at DL.
Also, you said from a WDW perspective, those were the only new things.
You may want to take a look at Monsters Inc. in DCA.