I have a real concern about this! The Magic is all about the general feel and atmosphere of the parks and not just the individual attractions. Take away that magical feeling of being away from the real world and they simply become just regular parks like many others. On a recent trip we saw trash dumped within inches of bins, thrown over railings into the flower beds and lined up on railings. The worst example of this was at Mickeys Philharmagic where we had to climb over ten or twelve empty bottles left on the floor as we moved along the row of the theatre to take our seats.
I'm suspecting that it could have something to do with the large crowds at this time of year, combined with possibly less cleaning staff. I went to WDW twice during the summer months and was a little disappointed with the cleanliness of the parks and the cast members didn't seem as friendly or that they were giving 100%. When I go in the Fall, it's a world of difference. Parks are immaculate for the most part and the cast members go above and beyond. Of course it's kind of difficult to do that when there are twice as many people in the parks.
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On the contrary, my experience was during the second and third week of july when for that time of year, the parks were very quiet. It may have something to do with the lack of cast members picking up rash, but mostly to do with more people droping litter than ever before. I'm wondering if visitors are not coming for the overal experience of the parks anymore and are missing out on the atmosphere, setting and more unique parts of the parks because all they want is coasters and major attractions? If youdon't care about beautiful gardens, fantastic scenery or immaculate theming, then you're not going to worry aboit spoiling it? Just a thought............
I'm going with my family in the fall and I hope things are cleaner then. I think some of the problem is that some people generally don't care what they do or where they do it. It seems to be getting worse too. I see this a LOT in the Fire/EMS field. It's gotten to the point where things really don't surprise me anymore.
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