I was thinking about this the other day. I remember when Indy was being refurbed a while back. The painters were repainting a portion of the attraction, and came to a dark spot. Even under normal conditions this area is not visible by guests. They inquired with WDI if they should even bother painting that area. WDI came out, and said it should be done. The painters protested commenting on how no one would see it and WDI responded "I don't care if no one can see it, paint it anyways" Not just a slap of the brush... I'm talking detailed painting... So the painters set to work and it was done. Sadly, the painters were right... all there work was for nothing and it can not be seen either when the ride is running, or when the lights or on and you are walking the track.
I also remember on Jungle, when WDI's painters came out and painted all the rock formations in the Elephant Pool. It looked BEAUTIFUL... but no one told the contractor and they painted over it, only to apply their own "rock" paint mixture...
So I ask, in both cases, is this pride in workmanship, ensuring that an area looks beautiful no matter what... or is this simply corporate waste since no one would be able to see it, and the funds could have gone to a better use.
And for the record, my anger over the wasteful practices of the Jungle Refurb is specifically what changed my mind about wanting to be in WDI.