Went over this long school holiday with my two young kids…I am not an amusement park kinda guy, but this was about the family.
The Good - the kids had a great time and everything was convenient and accessible. You have to plan ahead - e.g., make reservations for dinner months in advance - but if you do it is easy.
The Bad - the obvious commercialism; the gift shops at the end of every ride. The Pin Trading stations felt like they were designed to get the kids hooked.
The Surreal - it happened to be ABC’s SuperSoap Weekend at the MGM park when we were there. Who knew? Have you heard of this? It is basically the equivalent of a sci-fi or comics convention except for Soap Operas. The good news is that attendees were SO focused on seeing their favorite soap stars that the rides were pretty accessible. But it was so freakin’ crowded! And it was truly bizarre from an outsider’s perspective - roving gangs of people wearing matching homemade t-shirts and carrying placards with their favorite stars on them. I saw one group of 4-5 women wearing matching shirts that read “GH-ing like it’s a full-time job!” I assume they are pledging their love to General Hospital. Umm, okay then.
Clearly there is a HUGE base of folks into this - but talk about surreal for someone who knows nothing about it! It was amazing to once again realize that there are whole, vast worlds out there of communities who thrive centered on common interests that I know nothing at all about.
Anybody attend this? Or at least know more about it that I do?