This is very unfair. First of all, strollers are a very good carrying tool (and is promoted as this in many WDW guides). I only see wheelchairs useless if people use them just to get in front of the lines (isn't it a miricle when these people magically get out and walk around). But many people can't walk easily or find it hard to walk long distances. Many people that don't have disabilities still need a wheelchair to get around WDW.
Strollers and ECVs are EVERYWHERE. Sorry, but this is largely due to lazy people raising lazy kids. You can barely move anywhere with them. Eight-year-old don't need strollers. Strollers aren't meant as carry-alls. ECV's should be for truly disabled folks, not obese people who are too lazy to walk for their turkey legs.
Really, because sites like TalkDisney have gone for years doing this without it ever getting boring.
As noted above, this is a message board, which would quickly becoming boring if we wanted only to sing the praises of Disney.
So anyone who disagrees with you is obviously wrong. This is an opinionated matter, there is no right or wrong answer to whether Disney has gone downhill. It is all in the eye of the beholder.
But it's gone way downhill from its glory days in the 70s, 80s and early 90s. Anyone who can't see that either -- 1.) Didn't ever visit before the late 90s; 2.) Isn't a regular visitor. 3.) Doesn't have an eye for detail; 4.) Doesn't understand what sets Disney apart from other theme parks; 5.) Isn't the brightest bulb;
Really, because I don't know many teenagers-young singles (except Disney fanatics) that would love to go on the Carousel or Dumbo. Also, the Matterhorn has a height limit making it unridable to those children under 35".
I know Disney didn't use to build attractions that segregated audiences according to age.
All I'm going to say annoying dolls and Aluminum Hall of Fame.
I know Disney didn't build attractions around characters belching and spitting on the audience and calling that entertainment.
Uptown Jewlers now sells pins because they stopped selling them somewhere else in the park (I believe Exhibition Hall). So in essence, the pins just moved, none were added.
Uptown Jewerlers has reopened its back third filled with pins because as anyone will tell you, there just aren't enough places to buy the little trinkets, which now average $8-12 a pop.
In peak seasons, the parks are open late. In fact with EMH, on many nights MK will be open until 2am, epcot until midnight, MGM until 1:30am and AK until 10pm. Considering the parks are up at 8 or 9am (giving only 6 hours of maintanence on some nights), I think the park's times are perfect.
I know Disney used to keep its parks open late because people on vacation (sane ones anyway) usually like to stay out later and sleep in later