Lol... This is a great description of what EMH nights often end up like. Perfect descriptions...well done...and EXACTLY why Disney will look to phase them out. Nothing is new to me at the WDW parks, and I know them (guest and service areas) almost like the back of my hand...but even I sometimes feel out of place in the parks late. I don't want to shop...I don't want to eat...and that really makes it a loss for the management to have them open. I think very few people agree to pay the overpriced Disney rack rates to get the EMHs...because then they bludgeon you for tickets to get in on top. $3000-$5000 for a week (room and passes for a family of 4) for a hour a day somewhere when there are 25,000 rooms filled with people with the same idea? Doesn't really add up. I just think EMH's "seismic" effects are being overstated. People book Disney hotels because: 1. No matter what any outside hotel says - it is a lot more difficult to access The property from the outside and you loose More valuable vacation time each day to do it. 2. Generally speaking, Disney still offers a higher overall quality level and uniform theme than outside chains. Though they have been better and there is room for improvement. 3. Many if not most are repeats...which means they are creatures of habit. They like the disneyness of the hotels...it adds To their perception and memories. So a premium is paid. There are other reasons, of course, but objectively those are the root reasons at the end of the day. Not EMH, package delivery, or refillable mugs. (But I like all those things) Magical express...the case can be made...is far More responsible for bookings now than EMH. That used to mean a rental car...without it, probably a 200-300 dollar average savings for the week. Real convenience and real money back in the pocket.