Same day, no filter. Some dude is being interviewed in the second picture, probably about the Xmas crush.
The days with the longest line ups are always the brightest days.
I remember when I saw pictures like that and thought how wasteful and stupid it would be to buy a pass and spend my entire day standing in line at local mountains. I only stood in this kind of line 3 or 4 times, so it was well worth it. And yeah, the biggest lineups were just the best days. So, no loss there. If you’re looking for reasons to not do something, there’s always plenty to grumble about. But then you’re wrong. It’s like putting down on line ups for anything because you hate lining up more than you want what you get. You miss out on the best because you couldn’t see the best for what it was.