A few more comments and I'll have to finish up more later! Oh my! You must have done EMH when it was particularly busy?? Or perhaps you and the rest of the people in the park were interested in the same rides. Didn't Disney hit a home run with that queue? And I haven't even seen all of it since we've only done it a few times and it was always walk-on. Definitely better than the old Snow White with the old school props and characters. You know me.... stop to take a photo and Em keeps walking. It usually works out! If we'd known our way around the resort it may have worked out better. Absolutely! It was a modified Wishes cruise. Without the snacks and drinks of course. It only took me a time or two to be sold on the new Celebrate the Magic show. I loved the sentimental Walt speech. However, as you noted, it makes it appear that Walt was welcoming everyone to WDW. I'm sure he would have since MK is also a "happy place." My timing could still be off for the Mine Train. We shall see... I may have to wait for the next trip. Wow! Freaky! Seriously, weird. The cottage is so well themed! If there were less people I would have wandered around and taken more photos. I loved all the little details. One of my favorites was a photo of Belle and her mother on the wall. My photo didn't turn out so well but I forgot to post it so I'm including here.... That little girl sounds absolutely adorable. You don't see the blue dress as a costume too often. Most little girls want to be princess Belle and not book worm Belle. We did Barnstormer for the first time in December and I was surprised at how short it was. A few turns and it was over. I can't imagine waiting more than a few minutes for that one. I hope they at least have an AP preview or other soft open for the Mine Train. If not, I will try to be patient until the next trip. And I wouldn't mind seeing some expanded options with FP+. I'm sure Disney has received a lot of feedback. Thanks! There's something about MK lit up at night that captures the magic in a different way. It's just more twinkly!