So this post is just a means of opening a conversation. Lately there have been many comments, posts etc. that mention the deplorable conditions of WDW properties. As a passholder and DVC member I notice these things as well. Many people want to blame Disney executives and the cost cutting measures that have been employed that reduce maintenance and upkeep as well as general daily cleaning. While I too feel that conditions within WDW can be attributed somewhat to budgetary reasons from management, I also believe that the attitude of guests have changed as well and can be just as much, if not more so, to blame for cleanliness and conditions within the parks.
In my many years of visiting I have noticed more and more how careless people are towards where they leave their trash as well as how badly they treat their surroundings. How many times have you seen parents who let their children climb on rockwork, swing from chains on stanchions, stand on trash bins during parades? I see it all the time. How does Disney combat this? Yes, they could hire a legion of staff to monitor everywhere and pick up every piece of trash that is left behind but what would this do to the already skyrocketing prices?
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to defend Disney entirely in this. I understand that there are certain things that are not guest related that still need work (attraction animatronics for instance) but there are always outside influences that can have an effect for which there is not always an easy answer.
Feel free to add your comments.