I also like that the Waterworld performers are acknowledged after the show, just as live performers should be. Universal evidently has more respect for their employees' hard work.
Robert - have you noticed many people directing here from Facebook?
I'm sure LMA is great, but from what I've seen on TV and online videos, there isn't the same flow between acts/ spots. And yes, I understand I haven't seen LMA yet in person, but it just doesn't have the same feel as Waterworld which is a complete stunt show. You're basically watching a movie/ tv show in front of you. LMA doesn't seem that way as much especially with the "ballet" style stunts. I think they're awesome, but they don't fit in with a story.
Waterworld >>>>> LMA
For God's sakes, they crash a damn airplane in front of the audience! LMA is just a glorified car ballet!
As for the idea of "missing" details, I think it gives you all the reason for repeat visits to an attraction. I understand that repeat visits aren't always possible due to geography or finances, but I love pacing in any show. If there's too much dead time, it makes things look "spotty".
I think there's something beautiful in a show or movie or whatever when stunts, dances, or whatever flow together where it holds your attention from beginning to end.
Waterworld's Airplane feels like it almost lands on the front row. No other show does that. AND it happens every show everyday.