The Moon wrote:
Anamatronics are by their very nature, crap. My point is, Disney DO take care of their rides. Duel was last refurbed '03 and for the most part doesn't work. Splash, '92. Doesn't look a day over '08. Of course some things won't work all the time, there are so many things going on.
Also, Disney has 4 theme parks plus water parks plus Downtown etc. That's just in FL. Alton has 1 medium size park, golf and a water park. Yet it can't fix its one dark rides buggered anamatronics.
Disney isn't the company it once was, I could go into all kinds of details about the subject. The point I was making was that back in the day if one, If one AA on a ride was down that ride was shut down until said AA was fixed. Having one AA down was deemed bad show, the broken AAs got fixed pretty sharpish.
Everest has been running with a broken yeti for years whilst Splash has been in a poor state of repair for a long long time with multiple AA out, see here>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Nv_xKKv2IQ
and backed up here http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/splash-mountain-falling-apart-literally.855607/
37 pages on the subject.
There are many cases of this across the resort. Don't get me wrong I love Disney, I have an AP and an apartment there and usually go for 4 weeks a year. People see Disney through rose tinted glasses. All im saying is they ain't as good as they used to be, and I have certainly seen a steady decline over the years.
Uni are catching them quick and the next 3 to 4 years are going to be huge for Uni. Disney need to get back to doing what they do well else they are in danger of losing their crown.
Have a nice day
I'm sorry but since they announced the Fantasyland project they been doing the park up. I been following it on Orlando Park News. The runaway minetrain been done up with a interactive queue line. Splash Mountain having a long rehab at the moment. Space mountain was done up about 2 years ago. There added new interactive games and lots of shows. Tomorrowland is next for big changes.
Granted the mine train was recently refurbished but not before rocks fell off on passengers heads, the queue line has not been done yet either. Splash is being done at the minute and is long over due. Space mountain refurb was cut back beyond belief there, they call it value engineering these days.
The reason next gen (interactive queuing) is coming in is down to fastpass+ (google it) which will make stand by lines longer.
FLE is nice and new yet the mermaid ride is falling to bits already. I think you mean Orlando Themepark news? they are a good site and have some great photo updates but you need to read a few different websites to get a true reflection, not just take the pixie dusters words for it.
Tomorrowland is a mess and there has been speculation for years, the latest being a Tron ride to replace the dated speedway. What are the new shows you mention?
You can be as sorry as you like, but as I say I go yearly so see it first hand and I know what I see.
It's not all bad it's just not as good as it used to be and with the ticket prices going up and up the customer is getting less, folk are not happy. .
Look who is getting all the new attractions it sure ain't Disney but you can get a nice new RFID wrist band instead. What about Avatar, Hyperion Wharf or Flamingo Crossings all announced yet where are they, being value engineered.
Have a magical day :-).