Published: April 2, 2011 at 12:36 PMWhy does Disney bother theming their character greeting areas? It seems like a waste of space and money to me. Economically, they would be better off using that space for retail or food service and have the characters out on the street thru out the park.
But, I'm an adult with no kids so, I skip the "meet and greet" areas. I will sometimes get a photo with a character if I see one with a short wait.
Published: April 2, 2011 at 2:30 PMIt provides a nice air conditioned building with stuff to do while you're waiting in line. Walking around in the hot park during June and July months is hard enough, I can't imagine wearing a suit in it. Overall it improves the atmosphere of the meet and greets for the cast members inside the suit as well as the guests. If I had kids I would be much more willing to wait inside that building than to stand outside on the street...
Published: April 2, 2011 at 6:32 PMWe go to Walt Disney World almost every year and I am looking forward to taking my grandson to see Mickey in his new location. It's worth the wait for my wife and I to be able see the expression on my grandson's face when he gets to meet Mickey.
Published: April 3, 2011 at 11:15 AMIf Disney runs out of space to sell overpriced crap, they´ll build more space to sell overpriced crap. No conflict there with space for attractions.