If you have the misfortune of following me on Twitter or have read this website for more than one day, you’ve probably seen me discussing what at least “feels” like a serious drop in summer attendance at Walt Disney World, even if Iger won’t cop to it on earnings calls.
After seeing some surprisingly short waits, even for the least busy days of the year, I thought it would be prudent to investigate.
The website has provided quite a bit of coverage of the opening of Pandora – World of Avatar, but I thought it would be prudent to update on how things are going operationally. As a reminder, here’s past correspondence:
- A review of the major quick service, Satu’li Canteen.
- A review of the boat ride, Na’vi River Journey.
- Pictures around Pandora.
- Pongu Pongu, the takeaway bar.
- Avatar Flight of Passage review, queue photos, and strategy.
- A followup review of Satu’li Canteen covering the items not previously reviewed, including the Tofu Bowl and Curry Bao.
- 140 pictures of merchandise in the Windtraders store pus some sass.
- Pandora World of Avatar Overarching Review.
- Pandora Rope Drop Touring Does Not Go Well.
- Pandora Rope Drop Touring Strategy That Goes Well.
- Part 2 Also Goes Well.
The news is all good. After the opening weekend, Pandora has not closed to capacity during the day at any point. And over the last eight days, neither Avatar Flight of Passage or Na’vi River Journey have closed to capacity in the late hours.
On a Friday.
We’ll head out to Magic Kingdom on the afternoon of Friday June 16, 2017, to check in on some hot dogs.
And a number of pictures that really have no business being this wide.
The website has enjoyed what might be referred to as “mixed results” at Coral Reef over the years. Like a lot of Disney restaurants, it relies on its setting to draw people in and the food often “feels” like an afterthought. But I had been hearing some very good things over the last few months, so I decided to give the undersea eatery another try after seeing that the menu had undergone significant change.
Disney Parks Blog even ran a post on the changes, though as an astute user on Twitter pointed out, they never actually comment on how good anything tastes – just that you can turn up the colors in Lightroom after the fact.