None of us are ever going to get Harmonious the way the little girl next to me cheering and clapping and singing along Gets it.
But Harmonious is very good! I really liked it! It's not "Reflections of Earth", but what could be? "Reflections of Earth" was a transcendent experience. They wanted you to be in awe of the Millennium and the world and maybe even leave you tearing up - all in a nightly pyrotechnic spectacular.
Harmonious wants you to get up and dance. And honestly, that's fine! The effects are insane and not only does the show still look good from an odd angle, where you cannot see the "Stargate" (a big worry of mine), it also looks great from outside the park.
The new Ratatouille ride is so fun and cute! I really like this new trend of trackless rides. So far all of them have been very good. The new little area of France where the ride is situated is lovely. That said, it was both hilarious and unnerving how many people I overheard who thought the ride was a restaurant.
And I'm going to go ahead and mention one of the bad changes at Disney. Genie+ is terrible. I really don't think I ever heard anyone swear under their breath louder or
more often over anything WDW related before Genie came along. Fastpass wasn't perfect, but it was pretty easy to understand and didn't cost extra. I haven't the foggiest idea how first time visitors are meant to figure it out.
More things that were new to me: The Skyliner is very cool. We had a fun time just riding it around. I don't know that I'd ever go near it in bad weather, but the week we were at Disney we mostly lucked out with sunny days. It was even warm enough to swim; I don't think I've been able to do that in years!
So, Galaxy's Edge. It's nice; the last time I was there I didn't have much time to explore the place but this visit, I could spend the better part of the afternoon there. The little details are great and I had a lot of fun playing the interactive games. And Rise of the Resistance is unbelievable! Like, I can't even describe how good it is. And it is long! My goodness, it's nice to have a brand new good long ride.
Art of the Day! Have some sketches from a Liminal Space. Click for big: