Regular maintenance, painting, etc. I do not believe the ride itself will be going down (though I'm going by memory, I'd check the Disney website). And while the scaffolding doesn't look the greatest... the alternative is to put tarps up and turn the entire building into a large birthday box... I'll take the scaffolding.
“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” - Walt Disney
That's why sometimes I wish this board put more a little more focus on WDW. If we had a tenth of the exposure Disneyland gets, we'd know about this a lot sooner. I can find out what flowerbeds were changed last week in Anaheim, but I only just knew that the Tower was under a refurb. I guess that's normal though, seeing as MC and most posters are based in California.
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