I wonder if this is absolutely necessary or possibly a convenient excuse to close a dead end section of the park as a cost saving measure on what is expected to be slower days.Did I miss something? A "reminder" that seemingly all of Festa is going to be closed tonight due to Pantheon construction..
It's an excuse to not spend any money. When Tempesto was under construction only Apollo would be closed for a few hours in the morning.... smh.Just noticed this on the website:
MORE SCARES, MORE SCREAMS, MORE JACK!
Due to popular demand we’re adding more Wednesday & Thursday nights* to Howl-O-Scream! Take advantage of more scares & enjoy more access to our Howl-O-Scream haunts.
*Please note that Festa Italia will not be included in our Wednesday and Thursday operating days due to the construction schedule on our new 2020 attraction, Pantheon. This closure will include Apollo's Chariot, Tempesto, Turkish Delight, The Trade Wind, Circo Sinistro, Sideshow Square, and Festa Italia Shopping and Dining locations. We apologize for any inconvenience.
This is exactly what happened. They already had contractors scheduled for work and then added the 3 three days. Then to be consistent they decided it was better to just say it was all Wednesday and Thursdays. That way no one has to remember which week it is.I'm assuming the contractors were booked to work on Wed/Thurs and when they decided to add those days to HOS, they couldn't change it? Staffing could definitely play a part in that though; with a largely student workforce, it can be hard to get people to work on weekdays.
And I'd rather see Festa closed for a few days than see Pantheon get a delayed opening.