[QUOTE=MerlinMatt;960662]I’ve heard some rumors, so far unsubstantiated, that there is evidence of maintenance at Disney being way behind schedule. I read a post recently that 75% of the effects on Expedition Everest are broken (a claim that I refuse to believe.)
But it got me wondering, of the folks that have been recently (within the last 6 months) have you noticed anything like this?
On past trips, I’ve noticed certain things like the jumping fountains at Imagination at Epcot weren’t working properly. I’ve also seen problems on Buzz Lightyear and the Maelstrom, but nothing terribly bad.
Can anyone comment?[/QUOTE]
Buzz Lightyear is almost always breaking down for 3-10 minutes at a time. I’ve been stuck on the ride numerous times in the past 3 years.
I can’t say for certain about Everest, other than when the ride first opened there used to be an eagle that would fly out in front of the train just before you get dropped backwards and that eagle has been missing since late 2006.
I know I’ve run into guests who are Disneyland regulars that have nothing at all good to say about WDW when compared to DLR because of areas that are in serious need of paint, cleaning, sprucing up, as well as shock that so many CMs are visible working while guests are in the area. I believe the phrase used was “Walt spinning in his grave”.
Pirates has some serious timing issues because every single time I’ve ridden, we wind up sitting by the last Jack Sparrow animatronic behind a queue of 5 boats, all waiting to get to the unload platform.