the show is somewhat different this year. This year they are featuring new villians such as urusala,frollo, shaun yo from mulan, etc. Last year it was more classic characters. They will also supposedly hand out little statues to the scream winner, but they also would like to use the buttons as well, they were still talking about as of last night. Yes there is a device the measures screams its to help the cast member working the queue interact with the kids as they wait for the show, the show lasts between twenty and thirty minutes, and they have added more shows this year during the weekends at least. Last year there were only five even ont he weekends, this year at least on the weekends there are ten shows. There are six on the weekdays. Hope this info helps!