Lots of random thoughts. So browse throught them and take your pick for discussion. 1. It was very busy and not just MK. Epcot was as busy as I've seen it in a long time. AK was an effort to navigate and at MGM 'ToT' and 'RnR' had waits of 70 and 100 minutes on Sunday! 2. MK closing hours for the weekend were 10 on Friday and 11 on Saturday with two 'Specto's' on Sat. Further, both 'COP' & 'Timekeeper' were open. 'Mickey's Philharmagic' was incredible! It is so clear and bright...The next generation, just as I had hoped. The effects don't have the edgyness of 'ITTBAB' at AK but given its location in Fantasyland I think it hits a home run for its intended audience! We saw 'Wishes' from the CG and 'Ohana and enjoyed them although they didn't wow us as 'Illuminations' does. Maybe they need to be experienced from inside the MK... 3. What could the logical rationale be for not running 'COP' & 'Timekeeper' on a regular basis? The savings of keepng them closed has got to be minimal especially when compared to the added entertainment options it affords in the otherwise woebegone Tomorrowland. Come on Disney. But I do think the 'Stitch' adventure will be a winner. 3a. Couldn't the Fantasyland Lagoon be converted into fountains ala Epcot? It'd be soothing in a hectic area and would at least put the area to use. 4. Epcot seemed rejuvinated. With the excitement at 'M:S' evident everywhere (the Pirate rode it again and still had much trepidition, but it is awesome and definately a thrilling winner). The big crowds at the Wine and Food fest has to please Disney. Even 'JIYI' had a line to the front door! I think 'Soarin' ' will be a big boost to Epcot's attractivness and while those of us who know way more than we should about Disney are a tad upset with it being a cloned movie, most folks won't be angry about this, especially after riding this spectacular ride. I think the first and easiest next thing that must be done is to get a parade back for the nightime crowd (TON would be fine with me). Certainly the 'LS' needs something and 'The Wonders of Life' needs modernization as well, but I think Epcot is on its way back. 5. MGM still needs another show to replace the lost 'Doug Live' and 'HOND'. A more kid friendly show like 'Doug' performed with the brilliance and intricacies (to appeal to adults) of 'HOND' would be a Godsend. Work has already begun on the auto stunt show and while this isn't my cup of tea, I appreciate that it has received good reviews from Paris and will not downplay its possibilities. But as always, I think as 'Indy' ride would make this park GREAT! 6. AK is what it is and I love that. But while I'm excited for 'E:E' I am more than a little saddened that nothing new in the animal realm has been given or even offered for the future. Disney can do this right if they chose to, lets hope they see this soon. I can see the good and the bad of Dinorama. The area is fun. In fact it's actually a lot of fun. But it isn't magical in any sense and while I have no problems with it being there I am expecting something in compensation and as great as I expect 'E:E' to be it alone will not satisfy my hopes for AK. 7. The Swan Hotel. Not magical to purists. Is in the sightlines of Epcot. Is not Disneyesque enough...Phooey! It's a great hotel in a FANTASTIC location and they have now added the Heavenly Beds to every room!!! My thoughts are that if the AKL ever adds this type of bedding I will certainly never stay anywhere else again! 8. The Parks were clean. The batrooms clean, although there was no paper towells once. We ran into the 'Dancing Hoovers' one night and I must say that they did their job very well and DID NOT seem to bother anyone. To do this cleanup by broom would be absurd. We didn't notice mass early closings of vendors as had been std. practice not too long ago. Maybe a change has occured? OK? Any questions, feel free to ask. Otherwise, any thoughts?