I wasn't brave enough to go opening day but I did go 2 days later. I prepped myself for the Disneyland-like madness but it actually wasn't that bad. Sure there were a TON of people but there were also a lot of parking lot attendants and police and I was really surprised at how fast everything moved. In fact I was able to park right next to the elevator and there was only one person in front of me in the check out.
Kash also enjoyed himself. At first he was in awe of the hundreds of people. And then he was in awe of this train. We spent 15 minutes at this table while Kash just said "choo choo" over and over again. Needless to say that one came home with us!
A sucker did come in handy when the store seemed to never end. But I was surprised at how good he was during our TWO HOUR trip!
We ended up with some good stuff. Now I just need to save my pennies so I can afford to go back. Welcome to Colorado, IKEA! It's good to have ya!