Universal or not...Magic Kingdom needs to get its act together. A trip to MK is still a "must-do" for most American families. Parents bringing their kids to the park today probably have memories of the park when it was fresh and well kept...but as the generations go by, if standards continue to fall, there will be a gradual erosion of people's expectations, and eventually, it will lose the exalted position it still enjoys in the minds of casual visitors.
I believe that erosion has already happened to some extent ... it's why some 'fans' vehemently argue that standards weren't higher and the park wasn't better a decade or two or three ago than it is now.
It's the WalMarting effect.
People accept less and think they're getting more.
While adding stars and prettying up Space Mountain is certainly welcome and needed rehab, this does nothing to combat the Harry Potter expansion in Universal.
If the Disney folks who oversee WDW actually believe that this will be their main weapon, then they have clearly lost their brains.
Actually, this was confirmed to be ONE of the main weapons towards the Universal HP add on. Again, this is NOT THE MAIN weapon, but one of many as the article states.
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