Ok, I thought that was a complete list. I'm a local and get out to the parks every few weeks and I took your word for probably being a bit more accurate than my observations
Originally Posted by KevinYee
One big one you didn't mention was the state of the Monorails. Just looking at pictures from 5/6 years ago of the Monorail it looks so much nicer than it does now.
As for the Jungle Cruise. Yes that is a Walt story. If I recall Walt visited the Jungle Cruise one day in disguise. The skipper blew through the attraction. Walt had timed the attraction and it clocked in at 4 mins (I think). He chewed out Dick Nunis about the issue saying "Guest are paying for a 8 minute attraction." Walt then proceeded to show Nunis the correct way to operate the boats by SLOWING DOWN at the points of interest.
I was thinking about that story when I got off the ride that day. Someone should see how long the Jungle Cruise clocks in at and compare it to some older youtube videos of the attraction to see if this is true.
*EDIT* I found the story
"I was promoted to supervisor of Disneyland's Frontierland and Adventureland. And during my first week in that role, Walt got on the "Jungle Cruise," went around and got off, and called me over. He chewed me up one side and down the other. He asked me 'What's the trip time?' and he knew in those days it was seven minutes. He said ' Well, Dick, I just got a four-and-a-half-minute trip! I went through the hippo pool so fast I couldn't tell if they were hippos or rhinos. How would you feel if you went to the movies and they cut the center reel out of the picture?'Then he proceeded to tell me, 'We've gotta maintain the same consistent show regardless of how long the wait is.' So after he finished chewing me out, I said 'Walt, have you got a minute?' and he said 'Sure. What for?' I said 'Well, sir, I'm new here. I'd like to go around with you on a boat. You tell me how you want it, and that's the way it'll be.' He said, 'Okay. Let's go.'So we went on it a couple of times, and he said, 'You know, Dick, we don't really have a lot of show here. We're going to be adding show, but right now we've got to play to the show. So don't just have the boat go around at one speed. Play to the show and slow the boat up when you've got some animation, and then when there isn't anything there, speed it up. It'll be more interesting.'So that's what we did. I got off the boat and he left. Cliff Walker was my foreman. So I said, 'Okay. You and I are gonna get seasick.' We worked in teams and we had one operator drive and one spiel. And then we'd flip it and train them how to drive it and then how to spiel it, and then put them together.So we were ready the first week, and Walt came down for a weekend. Never got on a boat. Second weekend. Never got on a boat. We were training all that time. By that time we'd gotten clocks on the boat so they had key points where they should be. So that made it a lot easier.