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    Re: An idea to help make WDW a better place

    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey joe View Post
    Paging TDLFAn. Disney has a job for you.
    Great idea! It would be the Year of a Million Cleans!

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    Re: An idea to help make WDW a better place

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    Great idea! It would be the Year of a Million Cleans!


    Now THERE'S a marketing gimmick I'd be happy to be persuaded by!

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    Re: An idea to help make WDW a better place

    I don't think it's physically possible for ONE person to do what you all are talking about. If you want them to go through each and every queue, ride every ride, watch every movie, go to every store, eat in every restaurant, etc... It's just not possible.

    They could probably do that in a week, but not every day. Besides, if you're trying to cover the entire park top to bottom, you're not going to be very thorough. I think a lot of you are forgetting just how big each park is. It may seem like you're seeing an ENTIRE park in a day as a guest, but you're really not.
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    Re: An idea to help make WDW a better place

    Thats why I said originally that there needed to be anywhere from 2-4 in each park every day depending on the crowds. Obviously they wouldn't eat in every restaurant but they could walk through them making notes of any issues. Would they find every problem every day? Of course not, would they find a great deal more than we find now? Definitely.

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    Re: An idea to help make WDW a better place

    Again, per DopelV's post it sounds like the park managers are supposed to be doing this, logically best course of action would be to ID those people and start writing letters (NOT email) to them and the president of WDW since that seems to be the only thing Disney really seems to take seriously.
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    Re: An idea to help make WDW a better place

    Quote Originally Posted by kcnole View Post
    As Kevin, Al, and even many of the posters on here have pointed out it seems that the experience we get in the parks is declining in small ways due to broken animatronics, burned out lightbulbs, etc... Well I've been thinking, if I were to be called in to fix this problem what would I do? Well here's one of my ideas, and maybe its already in place, if so, I want this job.

    What Disney needs is for each park to have a Quality Assurance Specialist in the park each and every day. In fact, depending on the size of each park they probably need more than one. This person has only one job, that is to walk all around the park (or maybe just a specific area) riding all the rides, seeing all the shows, checking out all the scenery to look for broken ride effects, burned out lightbulbs, peeling paint, dirty areas, etc... They would be the one person for that area responsible for calling in these broken issues. And they would have to be an expert. They would need to know about every effect that is in effect on every ride so that they could easily tell when they're broken.

    Its my understanding that this is the job for everyone, but the CMs and Supervisors are busy doing their main job and they probably figure someone else will call it in. I think this would resolve this. The Magic Kingdom would probably need somewhere between 2-4 QA's depending on how busy the day is. They need to walk all the lines with the guests, use the bathrooms, eat in the restaurants, etc... Basically, every day they're in the park they go through the day as if they're on vacation but do so with a critical eye.

    They would be armed with a digital camera to record visual evidence for broken pieces where they can, and some sort of wifi device that allows them to enter these maintenance requests as soon as they see them. Since they are the experts they'd be able to see when things are getting done, stay on top of them if they're not, etc... Other CM's would know who they are and be able to point out to them things to look for that they may have noticed etc...

    I really think this is a good idea. Sure Supervisors and CM's could still call in maintenance requests, and would have to in the case of emergency repairs, etc... But these people would be the authority on making sure the parks stay pristine.

    So I think its a good idea, what say ye? And what other ideas might you have to help improve the parks if you were in charge?
    There is an entire team that works through the night, 11PM to 7AM and all they do is ride and inspect all the rides, check for flowers and schrubs that need to be replaced, etc. The parks are a 24 hour a day operation. One of my closest friends is the head engineer and one of his main jobs is to approve which rides are okay, and which ones have to shut down, whether Tinkerbell can fly on any given night, etc.

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    Re: An idea to help make WDW a better place

    What would make WDW a better place well here are my suggestions.....

    1. Dismantle the Fast Pass system completely.
    2. Go back to allowing dining reservations in table service restaurants to the day of, not 6 months in advance
    3. Go back to not allowing coolers and such into the park
    4. Limit the amount of strollers available to rent, and/or put a age/height restriction on them
    5. Quit Wal-Marting the merchandise shops. It used to be fun shopping in the shops. They were all unique, now they all sell the same thing so why bother.
    6. Every table service restauarant does not have to be a character buffet that serves the same bland food. Bring back varied menus and the original or unique atmospheres (i.e Akershaus)
    7. Every counter service restaurant does not need to sell burgers fries and chicken fingers. There are plenty of other things they can serve.
    8. Return to a normal hours schedule, especially at the Magic Kingdom. Drop the EMH hours, keep the park open like they used to.
    9. Get rid of the hard ticket events, or at least most of them. Halloween and Christmas are fine, but do we really need to have so many of them.

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    Re: An idea to help make WDW a better place

    There is an entire team that works through the night, 11PM to 7AM and all they do is ride and inspect all the rides, check for flowers and schrubs that need to be replaced, etc. The parks are a 24 hour a day operation. One of my closest friends is the head engineer and one of his main jobs is to approve which rides are okay, and which ones have to shut down, whether Tinkerbell can fly on any given night, etc.
    Then they're not doing their job. Sure they may be making sure that rides are safe, but if they were really doing their job then lightbulbs would be replaced (how long was the neon on GMR out?) Paint would not be peeling for months, etc... If they're working as hard as they can and there's just not enough of them to cover all of this then WDW needs to put some more people out there. Paint is cheap and quick, there's no reason for peeling paint and burned out lightbulbs for more than a day or so. (I can understand neon a bit more than regular lightbulbs) but still find it unnacceptable to go for months at a time.

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    Re: An idea to help make WDW a better place

    Quote Originally Posted by kcnole View Post
    Then they're not doing their job. Sure they may be making sure that rides are safe, but if they were really doing their job then lightbulbs would be replaced (how long was the neon on GMR out?) Paint would not be peeling for months, etc... If they're working as hard as they can and there's just not enough of them to cover all of this then WDW needs to put some more people out there. Paint is cheap and quick, there's no reason for peeling paint and burned out lightbulbs for more than a day or so. (I can understand neon a bit more than regular lightbulbs) but still find it unnacceptable to go for months at a time.
    Exactly, as someone who worked in the parks, I'm well aware of continuous issues that don't get repaired for days to weeks to months (the wall as you're leaving space mountain on TTA near the back of the arcade looked HORRID for a LONG time with nothing done to it.)

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    Re: An idea to help make WDW a better place

    I didn't read all of the posts, but I think it needs to be a TEAM of people relegated to a specific section of each park. I think the team needs to include multiple disciplines, and I think the team needs a streamlined process of acting on the things that they notice.

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