I found cheap flights for the last weekend Posiedon will be open (5/5-5/8), and AP rate at Cabana Bay for 2 of the 3 nights, so I’m doing it! This flies against all my anti-weekend feelings, but I can’t really take any time off work right now, so it’ll have to do.
I have a UOR AP until September, so it’s a really cheap trip and it’s taking all my willpower not to just peep at WDW APs. With my long trip to Europe this fall though, I will likely only go to WDW once this year and it will be on a military hopper, so there is NO GOOD REASON for me to get an AP! I have to keep telling myself that. Topiary or not!
So jealous! Getting to go on impromptu trips is the best part of an AP! I still look at hotel & flights just to see what the rate is versus last year! (I keep telling myself to stop torturing myself by looking!!)
It’s occasions like this that I wish I lived stateside so that I could just pop along to UOR on a random weekend!! #jealous
Take lots of photos outside the show
Still gutted that it’s closing, but trying to remain hopeful that whatever replaces it will be even better
We are fortunate that it will be still be open for our first day in the parks for our upcoming trip, so we will be hitting it up on 5/8. Also, planning to see the nighttime lights on Hogwarts castle since it is also shutting down.
That’s what I think too, though this could be just a temporary installment meant to whet people’s appetite for Nintendo. My best guess (and hope) is that the lengthy refurb installed some sort of enhancements and that the attraction will simply be re-themed… ideally it would be opened in combo with a related show in the Sinbad theater. IoA is badly missing shows.
Where it is positioned doesn’t help. People with young kids will stop at Seuss Landing. With slightly older kids, they are in a rush to get to WWOHP, and so the whole land is just a pass-through. Once they are done at WWOHP, you would start going counter-clockwise to hit the remainder of the rides.
They really need to do something there that interests guests to actually stop and check it out. A show might not be the best from an operations standpoint because it requires a cast of trained performers, which can get expensive. Swapping out PF for a ride would breathe a little life there instead of it being an after thought or merely the place you find Mythos!
Well it turns out that my friends that I thought would be there that day now will not, so I don’t even know if it’s worth going for the evening if I don’t have a drinking/eating buddy. I don’t mind being there alone, because a Cinco de Drinko crowd tends to be friendly, but I won’t be able to try nearly as much on my own.