Just back from WDW. It was our second time and we had a blast. I had a lot of kudos for CM's and I made several visits to Town Hall to fill out congrats cards. All in all, it was an awesome trip that we won't soon forget. But I couldn't help but wonder what the heck is up with several things. What is up with...
1. FLORIDA WATER? I have lived in third-world countries and the water in Orlando is the absolute worst water I've ever smelled/tasted/showered in. Why??? Have FL water officials just not tasted the water anywhere else? I find it amazing that a huge tourist city housing the most visited theme parks on the planet is still serving water that tastes like it was dipped straight from the Jungle Cruise. I learned quickly never to order a fountain drink at one of the parks. You're just blowing $2.69 on swamp water mixed with coke syrup. Somebody please explain why this water can't be filtered better.
2. The TTC? What exactly is the point of the TTC? In HydroGuy's intro to WDW he explains that it is supposed to be a hub and spoke style transportation center. But the place is a virtual ghost town. We just spent 8 days at WDW and never once saw anybody in one of the ticket lines. Do people even use it anymore? Is there a time of year where it does get used? My beef with MK is that it's too much of a trek to reach. Drive to the TTC, catch a tram, ride the monorail or ferry. I guess I just don't understand the point of the TTC. It seems to me to be a big MK parking lot that happens to be 2 miles from the park.
3. The lighting in Haunted Mansion? From the seance room on, the lighting is very, very dim. By the time you get out into the graveyard the ghosts are barely visible. Having recently visited DLR, I have fresh memories to compare the two. WDW's HM is bad, bad show. Is dim lighting a known problem, or has it always been that way?
4. AK's Tree of Life? Could the thing possibly look any more fake? At the center of arguably the most "real" park in WDW, why did they make that thing look straight out of Toon Town? The leaf color is nowhere close to that of the surrounding fauna. I think the tree is very tacky. Am I alone in this thinking?