When the construction of SW's new entry way began, we added a new level of danger. The construction wall effectively halved what was then the entrance. The pathway was at its narrowist right across from what was then the ice cream shop. Guests would come out of the shop with large waffle cones of ice cream, only to be greeted by 10 or 20 sea gulls lined up on the fence. It was as if the gulls were planning their attacks among themselves. "You get this one Bernie, and the next one is mine!" Guests would be dive bombed, usually resulting in the dropping of the precious treat on the pavement for the birds to attack. The ice cream shop gave away as many cones as they sold that summer!
Splash went down for refurb the day after I finished my training on it, and since I was a CP, I wasn't trained anywhere else. I, along with the other new CPs, got stuck being the greeter and standing out there for hours on end. It was horribly boring, but turned out to be a great way to get to know my fellow CPs. They gave us a huge roll of Mickey stickers to give out to guests, and we made a game where we tried to stick them on people as they walked by without them knowing. I'm told that there was a stream of guests heading out of Frontierland with stickers on their backs that day. We went through a whole roll in half of a shift and had to ask for more from our very suspicious manager. As much as we hated it, it was a great bonding experience, and I we really got to know each other well.
Last time I visited Splash during a refurb, though, there wasn't anybody outside giving out the bad news. I don't know if they were just short-staffed that morning, or if they no longer do that because of the budget.