Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:17 AM
Went to the new old one tonight, it was pretty packed. Granted, everyone must be excited to go since it opened just yesterday, so I'm sure the crowds will eventually thin out when people are more used to it being there. Anyways, we got there around 7:45 or so, and people were already starting to pile in. I guess that the location was encouraging for people to visit, due to it's proximity to the Bridgeport Station of the Canada Line.
As expected, the main gimmick for me was probably all the different foods. There were lots of different types of food and they were all pretty good, if you can endure past the queue lines and the prices. Lining up got worse as the night progressed, a friend had to line up for at least 45 minutes just to get some takoyaki. It was good, but not sure if it was worth that agonizing wait. In terms of other products, my friends and I didn't really pay much attention to those stalls/booths. A lot of them were for jewelry, (most likely) pirated Asian media, toys, and miscellaneous like cases for your phones and other devices.
Other notes: There's a $1 admission and I personally wouldn't suggest parking unless you really have to. One, it's nice to take public transit sometimes and two, the floods of people walking in and out and all through the area of the River Rock Casino and general Bridgeport area seemed like it was very difficult for drivers to get in and out. Much easier to just go by foot after getting off at the Bridgeport Station.