EDIT: Here is a video taken by our esteemed fellow MC'er "Awesome". It shows a brief glimpse of what I was viewing in person during my 10 minute return trip to my truck detailed below. This video was taken and posted a few days after this thread began. Hence, there are many pages of posters wondering "why no photos or video" to illustrate my point. Well, "Awesome" took charge (thankfully) and did just that, got video and posted it to YouTube for the world to see. Here is the link...
YouTube- Sticky and Friends
And keep in mind that the video shows the the parking level as it looks at the beginning of the day after it has been swept of debris the previous night. Does Disney really think that this is clean enough for it's guests? I, and "Awesome", only hope that, upon seeing this video (and reading the following posts), you are motivated enough to put a bug in Disney's ear that will bring about the cleaning up of what many consider an eyesore and are wishing that Mickey and his friends should no longer be associated with. And now, should Disney finally take action we should all remember, it all started with a thread...
I was walking back to my car recently after a long day at the parks. I was on "Level Goofy" in the M&F parking structure and a continued annoyance became an overwhelming feeling of "bad show".
I have forever heard stories of how DL steam cleans it's streets every night after closing. The parking lot (before DCA) always seemed okay when it came to tidiness and upkeep. However, as I meandered back to my car at the FAR END of the structure it became apparent that Disney does not clean it's parking structure other than the haphazard street sweeper that cruises through there targeting trash and other debris.
The street sweeper is appreciated but it's not what I am talking about. No, what I am talking about is the sheer awfulness of the floor on the inner levels (the roof parking level looks beautiful though). The white concrete is stained with everything from squashed churros, gum, spilled sodas, stains from run over diapers (seen a bunch of those), exploded condiment packets, oil, broken bottles, and any manner of other things that can hit the floor and be crushed by tires. The floors look like an inner city back ally and are horribly stained and littered with lots of tire compressed "blackened" discarded chewing gum.
Why doesn't Disney at least occasionally steam clean a section at a time during the evening hours so there is at least no more stains from 2002! I'm not looking for a miracle here but the floors could receive at least a little TLC from time to time rather than just vacuuming up the larger pieces of left over trash. It's a guests first contact with Disney property and the first impression isn't good. The levels that have not had the benefit of the weathering (and washing) effects of sun and rain are terribly neglected in terms of some form of sanitary cleaning. I frequently see kids sitting or crawling on the filthy pavement beside cars and it makes me cringe. At $15 bucks a pop per space per day (PAP free parking not withstanding) Disney should take the opportunity to show the public what a nice parking structure should look like. Better yet, what a DISNEY parking structure should look like. That's my rant...I feel better now. "Thank you, that is all".