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I had went to Christmas Town yesterday and it was completely dead. (as it was raining until 6) That being said, a lot of the lights were either not turned on or not working, Twas the Night was cancelled but never announced(unless it was announced while I was at a show). I went there at 6 and saw the gate to the theater open, walked in and saw that the entire stadium was pitch black and there were no team members in sight, leaving me and other guests that were walking in very confused. However, overall it was still enjoyable as the indoor shows were great and I got to literally walk on Verbolten and the Christmas Town express.
 
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@genevive429 They keep the entrance at the New France stop because it's the largest stop. Festa stop is tiny, and Scotland is inbetween. And I know there used to be a side entrance to the Scotland station, but I'm pretty sure it's closed now?? Though I could be mistaken on that. So the only entrance is through the gift shop, which is a no-go.

Personally, I think they should just run it as a mode of transportation. You can have both BGW, I promise it can work. A lot of people ride the train as a ride anyways without you having to market the thing as a specific attraction.
 
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@genevive429 They keep the entrance at the New France stop because it's the largest stop. Festa stop is tiny, and Scotland is inbetween. And I know there used to be a side entrance to the Scotland station, but I'm pretty sure it's closed now?? Though I could be mistaken on that. So the only entrance is through the gift shop, which is a no-go.

Personally, I think they should just run it as a mode of transportation. You can have both BGW, I promise it can work. A lot of people ride the train as a ride anyways without you having to market the thing as a specific attraction.
Honestly agreed. I used to get on it and ride a few stops to get the full affect. I loved it. But you also had the option to use it to get around. Definitely better that way.
 
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due to them being down a train, to increase capacity they added additional cars on to the remaining trains, the extra weight is too heavy to start and stop at other stations, so to mitigate that problem they went down to one station, the largest being Caribou. Historically, when they only use one station it has always been caribou like for the howloscream train renditions.

next year with the blue train coming back, they will likely resume normal operations
 

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@genevive429

due to them being down a train, to increase capacity they added additional cars on to the remaining trains, the extra weight is too heavy to start and stop at other stations, so to mitigate that problem they went down to one station, the largest being Caribou. Historically, when they only use one station it has always been caribou like for the howloscream train renditions.

next year with the blue train coming back, they will likely resume normal operations

I am not sure I am completely buying the weight issue. The train get stuck at the crossing alot and has to stop and has no issues. Personally I still feel that given th.ge current park layout heather downs would have been a better choice of a station to use. Back when they single stationed it for Halloween there wasn't much around Ngvew France the addition of Invadr changed that.
 
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When they added the extra cars, they extended the platform in New France. There's no where to extend the platform in Scotland to allow for extra cars. So it was either New France like every other time they've run the train like an attraction. Or cancel the attraction altogether in favor of just transportation.

Which they probably should have done, announcement or not of a new thing to do at CT. They should have really postponed it because of what happened. To me its like a delayed opening of new rides, how many times was Mach Tower pushed back because of problems. It's frustrating, but they honestly should have done the same for CT and the train. I know they ~*wanted something new*~ for the 10th anniversary, but they could have just done a simple reprogramming of lights. Rather than create more chaos by mashing trains together for capacity, and running the trains like a ride. Which again, a lot of people do regardless of it being marketed as a ride, and it would disperse the crowds so they're not all flooded in front of Invadr. Plus I feel like people would have been understanding if they ask "I thought the train was a ride this year" they could have just said "Due to an accident with one of the trains, it can't operate in that fashion." It's literally all they have to say. But oh well, what's done is done no point in shoulda woulda now.
 
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