ALOT of changes since the past summer due to the 25th Anniversary. They have installed TV screens at the Ferry boat landing running Disney commercials (in an effort to keep guests doing Disney during their trip to Florida). The castle is under construction again with yet another crane behind it, just like last August (darn it), but they fixed the top part real quick (it was all exposed grey on Monday). Alot of red light signs all over at ticket counters and stuff displaying park hours and prices and pictures of Disney characters. Ariels Grotto is open in Fantasyland with water areas for the kids and an indoor area to meet the Little Mermaid herself.
The moat at TMK is partially drained as well. Again. Epcot is doing the best out of all of them, with everything basically intact and alot of vegitation (flowers and the like) all over. Very interesting. Only minor waits at TMK. Very nice week, so-so weather. Piss-poor attention to cleaning at the parks tho. Chipped paint everywhere, light bulbs out, and possibly the worst employee facial expressions I have ever seen here. ALOT of non-smiling employees. Very disappointing. Oh, also they have a large preview center (formerly the Walt Disney story) at TMK with a movie made for the event. Little stick on 25th Anniversary badges are available for free as well as a poster. They stick the first year you visited on the tag, so I have one with 1976 now. Neat. I have only seen a few 1971s around, tho.