We tried to see a soft opening for this last week but I got different reactions from different CM's when I asked. On Thursday of last week I asked one of the several CM's standing in front of it about a preview. She told me there would be soft openings that day but she couldn't tell me the times.
Later I asked another CM, who told me to come back at 11:45 for a 12:15 showing. He also told me there would be more shows throughout the day.
When I came back at 11:45, a different CM- a snotty little guy named Troy from Boone, OH- asked me what I was there for. I told him I was told to return for a preview and he looked at me like I was a complete idiot before telling me in the most condescending tone possible, "Um, I don't know what you're talking about. There are no shows scheduled for today, sir."
Yeah, sure. That's why there are 5 CM's standing in front of the building with people carrying clipboards coming in and out. Yeah, you're just standing there to bounce balls and scare kids with your stitch hand. Whatever.
I told Troy from Boone, OH, that I had been told to return at this time for a preview. Once again I was put in my place by this all-knowing CM- "Well this show doesn't open until spring, so I don't know who told you that."
About then I figured I had been screwed and I turned to leave- just as the same CM (Troy, Boone, OH) let in two guests who had been waiting in the same area I had been.
So what's up with these previews? Are they only supposed to take certain types of people? Are they looking for a certain demographic that I just didn't meet? Is it by higher-up invitation only? Who deserves my complaint at City Hall- the CM that told me to come or Troy from Boone, OH? Who should I be pissed at here?
Well, from what I've been reading on other boards, it's not all that great a show anyway. Memo to Troy, Boone, OH: I didn't pay a small fortune to bring my family to WDW to have my intelligence insulted and talked down to by a self-righteous geek wearing a stitch hand.