But in practice, from a guest perspective, the system benefits those that use the system and know how to use it well, while those that don't use it or don't know how to use it well have it much worse than they did before.....If you were here (very small % of guests on the right side of the graph), booking 60 days in advance, and then riding 8 or more attractions per day, I imagine that you enjoyed FastPass+. If you were here (very large % of guests on the left side of the graph), not using the system, facing astronomical standy wait times and thus only experiencing between 0 and 2 attraction per day, you probably didn't like FP+
Those using FP+ to their advantage believed it was those people's fault for not doing their research and using the system that was available to everyone, despite that system
requiring a certain amount of time, energy, technological literacy, English proficiency, and money for on-site hotels. But even if you benefited and loved FP, the truth is that it only worked so well for these (small number) of people, becasue it worked so poorly for the other (large amount) of people
Garfield was definitely the worst, and most bizarre, dark ride I was ever on, a 'real' nightmare. And, probably the slowest loading. Good that Kennywood finally realized and switched back to the Old Mill concept......Kennywood, on the whole, is a park, that those who crave amusement park nostalgia, would really love. Kennywood has excellent coasters, some one of a kind classics, but they never went whole hog like many parks and became essentially a 'Coaster Park'. Kennywood Park still is predominantly the attractions, and types of attractions redone, that existed in amusement parks during the 'old tymes', and that's what makes Kennywood a treasure and joy. There's 'Lots' to do at Kennywood besides the half dozen coasters.
Be forwarned--this new Defunctland episode might be quite the showstopper (with some NSFW aspects at the end on the history of The Old Mill, and what it meant as a couple's spot)
The actual ride experience was much worse than videos makes it out to be. Plus...It really deteriorated over the years though, and during the last years there was an issue with the boats and/or water system that caused them to have a a weight limit with the boats, and would only allow a few to board each one. And that made a low capacity attraction even worse capacity wise.I haven't been to Kennywood, but I had heard horrible things about the Garfield ride-- I have to say it wasn't as bad (at least when it first opened) as I had pictured. It was a weird decision to do that to a classic attraction, but it was (overall) fairly well executed despite budget and other limitations. And better than having lost the ride altogether.