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  1. They could always use the Fest Haus & Picnic Pavilion with heaters in the ceiling but still keeping it "open" on the sides for dining/events. That would give some protection from the weather while still being open for air flow for safety. They used them for Winter Lights.



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  2. The theme of every retail location now days is warehouse. The remodel they just finished last year at World of Disney was the same thing, making it all generic background for the merchandise to stand out. This has been happening for the past 10-15 years with everything going generic. McDonald's looks like Starbucks, Disney Store looks like Gap. It's the trend at the moment to take away anything unique and interesting about the place so you focus on the product, I guess so it's more like online. The pendulum will eventually swing the other way again and everything will go over the top decorative/themed. 

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  3. 4 hours ago, 29yrswithaGApass said:

    It is funny how you really don’t appreciate electricity until it goes out. 

    Ours went out the other day because the underground wiring in our neighborhood is wearing out-- thanks to the power company we have a giant extension cord powering our house from our neighbor's electric box to ours to give us electricity until they can dig up the street and replace our wiring! 

  4. 1 hour ago, Coaster Justin said:

    With the words "Smack a Shark", I think this might be the funniest Spotlight this year/ever

    Smack a shark was weird, with shark heads in fluorescent colors popping out of the cabinets. It really was Whack-A-Mole with shark heads!

  5. When fewer people are coming you don't need to be open as many hours. Disney is doing the same with Magic Kingdom closing at 7:00 every night. When there's only 15-20,000 in park versus 50-60,000 it means people get to do more in a shorter day than they would in a longer one, plus it's a HUGE savings on labor. Everything is operating around 1/3 capacity but it takes just as many employees (sometimes more) to make that happen. 

  6. The "documentary" and book were both full of conjecture and unfounded speculation and should be taken with a whole shaker of salt. 

    There is a lack of pictures inside the Haunted Castle. Back then it cost too much to take pictures which probably wouldn't come out because it was too dark to get a clear shot. Because of this we still haven't done a spotlight on it. 


    This is a tricky subject because we want to be fair to the park and the victims, but not being experts on what happened we really don't want to say too much about the fire and really want to focus on the attraction itself. One of the criticisms I've heard about our site and our books is that we don't write more about incidents at the park, but our focus is on the millions of great memories not the sad or tragic moments.

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