A thing I hadn't seen before last Friday was the locker system at The Mummy ride. I don't know if it's been there since the ride's opening. I've never been with a friend who has been forced to put her bag in a locker. The lockers are free and use your fingerprint to open it. So Robert, if theme park locker systems fascinate you, maybe you should see it, if you haven't seen the SmartLocke system before. (From the people who brought us SmartCarte.)
Lines were not bad - 30 minutes was the longest I saw posted all day. The most we waited was 20. But I wasn't there until the late afternoon.
Frankly, I was a little perturbed at the beginning of the ride: 'What? Don't they realize that they're breaking the rules here?" But after a very short while, I gave in and enjoyed the absurdity. As well as the cooling soak.
As much as I love Disney, I feel that it's a clone war. Universal, by contrast, makes a lot more unique attractions for their parks, and even the clones are altered for a different effect (e.g. The Wettest JP Ever).
Great report - can't wait to go there again someday.