Yup. I love me a collective feeling or energy like a crowd cheering at a sporting event or singing along at a concert and the hush over people in the park as the clock ticked towards 7am and the cheering as people secured BGs just made me really happy. Admittedly I’d have likely felt differently had we not obtained BGs ourselves.
I also think it feels special because it was only like that for a few months and those few months were right before the world and The World changed forever.
They did? I don’t recall that at all. I mean, the time they were available was a little longer, sure, but It was still a cut-throat free for all at 7AM. The only difference was the screams of defeat(and subsequent arguing/blaming of each other in the party for not being fast enough) were heard in the hotel rooms, not the park grounds.
it was the 100% interruption of activity in the park at 10AM for me. Wild to witness.
And I don’t see why it wouldn’t go back to this (but probably go back to the 7AM lottery). Though I would prefer if you had to be in the park for it (cause of the aforementioned crowd energy) It sucks from an experience perspective, having part of your day reduced to a lottery, but it worked well enough. Better than standing in a line for 7 hours with the hope the ride doesn’t go down, anyway.
Sigh. The good 'ole days LOL, J/K I remember doing this two mornings in a row. We did it on our rest day to try it out before my parents joined us the next day because I was absolutely terrified of this system and getting a BG and didn’t want to disappoint the 'rents. It was brand new Jan '20 (marathon week). We did get a BG thanks to the instructions here on this site both days and I got a better one the 2nd day with my 'rents because of my practice.
It really is swoon gorgeous. @MediumHero7 is a gifted photographer–I’ve been admiring her countdown photos for awhile! I’m personally invested in her January countdown so that I can see the pictures she takes