Comments for Disney Fans Claim Lack of Maintenance on Attractions Has Gone Too Far

Pinocchio's daring journey

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  1. David

    At DLR in Jan. 2022, no issues with dark rides lighting, that I noticed. Rode all of them multiple times.

  2. Andrew Fontanez

    Bob Chapek is being lazy and he’s destroying Walt’s legacy and nostalgia

  3. Sebastian Hale

    I think 💬🤔 that the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and the Royal Hall are in need of some TLC at Disneyland.

  4. Nathan

    We were at Disney World in January and I wondered about the lighting on a number of rides. Dinosaur! in particular was DARRRK, but even some Haunted Mansion scenes felt very under-lit. I’m not sure that it was a matter of disrepair or a control that just wasn’t bumped up.

  5. James

    Quit complaining about every little thing. If you don’t like it don’t go there anymore. The magic left once masks were required anyway and it’s not fun to go there anymore.

    1. Robert

      Masks? You mean all that Genie nonsense.

    2. Janet

      “Quit complaining about every little thing.”

      “A little thing on my face killed the magic and fun.”

    3. Marie

      Agreed. I have been going to Disney World since I was a little girl, when it opened. Pur entire family gave up our resident seasonal passes and none of us have been there in 2 years, when we would normally have been going 6-8 times a year. And we will never go back again unless Disney gets its act together and gets totally back to normal. (And since I was there as a little girl when Disney World opened, and do remember it, it would have been nice to have gone to the 50th Anniversary…)

    4. michael

      No, they (Disney) have gotten extremely lax with ride maintenance while putting profits first and anything that would cost on back burners. You see it every time when a ride has to be evacuated after breaking down, and then there are the more recent fires that’s broken out at WDW

  6. CrosswalkX

    Pinocchio’s Daring Journey features 2 Native American stereotype animatronic statues.

    To the Inside the Magic and Disneyland fans. While I did point out some of the disturbing content featured in Pinocchio’s Daring Journey including 2 donkey boys in cages and why it needs to be rethemed.

    Pinocchio’s Daring Journey features some Native American stereotype statues between honest John and Gideon and the popcorn stand and the cigar sign ads which is not appropriate for Disneyland ride anymore.

    Can you do another article on Pinocchio’s Daring Journey featuring Native American stereotype statues? I think it’s time for the Disneyland workers to start retheming Pinocchio’s Daring Journey since it was originally built in 1983.

    Also, if Disneyland is going to retheme Pinocchio ride, then my idea would be to retheme it to a Kingdom Hearts ride where the guests have to find Pinocchio kidnapped by the Dream Eaters as featured in the Playstation 2 game.

    1. Phoebe L Ho

      Or—- just remove the stereotypes. Like with the Jungle Cruise.

    2. Drake

      Or don’t remove the statues as they’re actually references to the robotic Wooden Indians from the film. They’re not actual depictions of Native Americans, they’re a comical take on the wooden Indian marketing props that appear outside of millions of smoke shops across North America, including shops owned by Native Americans…

  7. Hannah

    I don’t think it’s just a lighting issue I visited Disneyland last December and half the rides kept breaking down and were closed by the time we would get to them we were thinking maybe an electrical issue ? But something’s definitely up with the rides lately

  8. Never been to Disneyland but I have been to Disney World yearly since 1974. Rides breaking down and poor upkeep were not heard of back then. You just depended on Disney to be on top of any issue. Now I am wondering about safety on some of these rides. I believe maintenance has been severely cut back since the pandemic. Don’t know if they won’t pay for help or just can’t get anyone to work.

  9. Sean

    Ride PotC at DLR in early February and noticed the women chasing the pirates were just stuck there, not moving at all. Not sure if this was a transient breakdown or a cost saving measure.

  10. Stacy

    When I visited last September, I noticed a lot of burnt out lights on several of the rides.

  11. Phoebe L Ho

    Last time I was in D-land was for Merriest Nights in December. On Splash Mountain I noticed a lot of lights out and the AAs either still or moving in darkness. It had been down earlier so yeah I was still fortunate to ride it but I was disappointed. The Tiki Room needed TLC too. Otherwise had a great time. Even rode Small World Holiday twice and boy was I glad to do that.

  12. CJ

    Unless I see pictures and videos (which I have from last year), it’s only speculative to comment regarding maintenance at a Walt Disney Theme Park …. Therefore the only thing I can confirm? Maintenance and rehabbing taking place right now (ie any Ride or Attraction that’s going to be down for several weeks, or several months, you know it’s because there’s necessary maintenance being done by Imagineers – a perfect example would be Mickey’s ToonTown, because that whole area Disneyland is getting a needed makeover).

    Now is there one section at Disneyland screaming for help since 2000? Yes and that would be Tomorrowland (an area so neglected that it’s too depressing to get into!)

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