I may be naive but I always thought that if one wants to do something it always pays off to do it good.
A few weeks ago was the first time I went on Space Mountain after the ride was refurbed. It was really not as bad as I remembered it. I did not notice that it felt smoth or new in any way though. Infact... the ride looks just as old as I remembered it. I know there are some new games and a few new effects... but... this is the very same thing as ever.
Why on earth did Disney waste money on a ride with out changing it? Atleast they could have renewed the floor in the waiting line area. It looked like it was the floor of an ancient pyramid and not a themepark ride in a place that is supposed to be the future. The music on the ride was... impossible for me to hear. I rode it many times but could not make out any music. There was some noice... perhaps that was the music. I like the ride more today than I did before. But to me this is one of the biggest wastes of money I have ever heard of.
There is ALOT that needs attenttion in WDW. Having seen Space Mountain I have to say that they made a terrible job. If this was the best Disney could do then any hopes on improvement on other rides is lost. Look at rides like Expedition Everest with a non moving almost invisible Yeti or the Big Thunder Mountain with a huge hole on the left side in the non working
falling rocks. The Yeti was EXPENSIVE. It still just stands there in the darkness with a cheap strobe light partially making it visible for half a second. One thing that also made me wonder what is going on over at Walt´s World is why did EVERY single ride we went on stop or have some kind of problems, big or small, at one point or another? Most guests do probably not notice the details... but still I heard people mentioning things and how it "used to" work.
What are they taking their guests for? Blind idiots?