We spent a week in Disney in August 2011. This place was extremely dissapointing. They have the place set up and designed for the crowds of people visiting to do nothing but wait. Wait to get into your place, onto a ride, get something to eat, even wait to use the stinkin bathroom. The loud and obnoxious trams that take you through the parking lot are a disgrace. You cannot hear the people talking and letting you know your location over the loud noise coming from a diesel or gas engine?? I mean, come on . They could be running all these machines with electric which is generated from solar. The amount of people at this place daily, with rates in excess of 125.00 per person should easily handle the right kind of technology for transportation.
The lines were short and still too much for my kids who are 5 and 7. That is what this place is supposed to be for and my kids did not even care if they saw anything cause they had to wait so darn long. [continued below]....
..... They would wait in line to get an autograph from one of their favorite characters, only to be told the character was leaving and they would not getbook signed. This is pathetic. They should have a better system with the prices that are paid. We went to a hot dog place to get a hot dog and were rudely told that they only had plain. No chili , no cheese, no nothing. How can this be ? We are paying top dollar for the most magical place on earth and there is no magic in a plain old hot dog with some rude girl who was not even trained for proper service.
What in the heck are they teaching these people when they get a job here. The service is almost like the same poor "I don't care" attitude you get from employees at Wal Mart, Target, or some other chain. I would not pay those prices ever again. I think the people who are continuing to contribute are making a bad situation worse. This place has really gone down hill.
While walking through Downtown Disney on painted concrete, my daughter slipped and fell. Nobody was there or even close by to complain to about the dangerous area. Please , glossy painted concrete where tons of people walk every day and when it rains almost every night in August.
The parade on main street was cool, but again, They had no smooth way of gettting people to stay off to the side to watch. Mostly just rude people waving you off the rode like we are all a bunch of cattle on a ranch. That is basically how my family and I felt the whole time. If you went there with your family, and really think about it, you were treated like cattle too.
Some rude people who are pushy and have no manners made up the majorityu of guests that were in the theme park. Most speaking another language other than english. Some even sitting on their lazy butts with there feet sprawled out in the area where guests were supposed to stand and watch the parade.
As far as getting to and from these parks via ferry , monorail, or Bus the place just plain sucks. If you are trying to attract people from all over the world and from other countries with no organised way of handling it then shame on you. Figure it out cause I am sure Walt Disney himself is looking down now in pure dissgust!!