Let's see -- what is new:
The warning signs are up (as well as the height requirement badge). The floatation device by the river is down
Some scaffolding structure is up by the waterfall area and part of the village has been wrapped (Cristo, were you here!?)
Diego was giving some folks a tour today and he had some cool things to say (Diego is an imagineer).
First off, the lack of a 'clickety clack' up the lift is very deliberate (its not just because its some newfangled technology or the sound is annoying in general). This ride is supposed to be a 'train' -- and how many trains go clickety clack up a mountain he says? That would be 'too coasterish'.
Another 'too coasterish' thing would be the lifthill itself. They wanted to avoid the look of a giant lift hill so they added a temple area/mountain as to visually break up the major lift hill. This make the 'train' look less like a coaster.
On Thursday they will be doing some evac testing -- so that might be fun to check out. I will have to look at my older photos but it looks like they've done a little more themeing of the major stairs visible in front of the mountain.
Today, electricians were testing the fastpass system and fiddling it a bit.
Pics up chortly.