:D I saw John Cleese live a few months ago, here on Canada's East coast. It was a life highlight for me...something I've been waiting for since his early Python days and since the first 6 episodes of Fawlty Towers in '74. :)
I was waiting to see DAK 2016 attendance (Pre Pandora) to DAK 2018 (full year with Pandora). Increased attendance from 10,844,000 to 13,750,000. That's an increase of nearly 27%! In absolute numbers though, that's an increase of nearly 3 million people annually. This is almost the same as 2009...
If I've only learned one thing in all my years of visiting WDW and checking out new or changed attractions, that's to wait to experience them before judging. There have been things I thought I'd love, but didn't, and vice versa. I very much enjoy R.o.L. and I'll wait to see what these changes bring.
Thanks for the comparison. I like the 2018 show better actually with the more consistent rooftop pyro and added fire effects. The absence of large pyro for a minute or so near the end, isn't nearly enough for me to prefer the older version.