Whatever happened to interactive ques that adults could enjoy just as much as the kid? Seems like a huge waste of space and money for such little interactivity that is only intended for kids who are small enough to fit inside their playplace. Sure small children will be entertained but what are the rest of us supposed to do? Sit there and screw around on our phones or talk to each other. Same thing we'd do in an un-"interactive" que. Only good thing about this is that it's air-conditioned.
After experiencing the new Dumbo queue, I was taken back to the description of Walt watching his girls on the Griffith Park Merry-Go Round. Here we have the company going back to the situation that inspired Walt to create Disneyland in the first place.
This is a shortsighted attempt at crowd control that backfires. What about those adults (and there are even many who aren't tied to children) who would probably enjoy some sort of adult level diversions while waiting for the actual ride?
Was just there yesterday with my family. Wow it was disappointing - the walk round Belle experience was quaint I suppose, but the Mermaid ride was uninspiring.
Sure the dining was nice and the 'immersion' of the new land - but ultimately there's nothing here that couldn't have been done 40 years ago. Shame Disney couldn't have used some of the FP+ cash on something exciting.
We went to universal a few days back. HP stage 2 looks incredible. If we do visit Florida again next year then will stay at a universal hotel and maybe do Disney for just a couple of days. As per todays article on this site, I think Disney thinks they can get away with milking more out of those who comes without realising people are getting bored!