Disney fans complain that Orlando resort is full of damaged, defective rides and broken robot characters

Guests at the Happiest Place on Earth are complaining that it’s starting to feel like “the shittiest.”

Visitors to Disney World in Orlando, Florida say the 43-square-mile resort is quickly plagued by dirty facilities and damaged rides.

While everything may seem normal at first glance, eagle-eyed guests notice even the smallest things and say standards are slipping just as prices have soared under Disney CEO Bob Chapek.

Many of the complaints have been cataloged in a Reddit chat room known as the “Disney Missing,” where guests describe their observations.

One Twitter user noted how the Under The Sea ride had various things broken, including Ariel’s mouth, which just stayed

Disney’s flagship Space Mountain ride looks like it needs a good cleaning with dirt covering the outside of the ride

A number of guests said the park was a shadow of its former self after the pandemic

“Some trips are just a total mess,” wrote a Reddit user. “Travel is also down a lot. It’s been missing since they reopened and I don’t expect it to change anytime soon. They know people will keep coming regardless.

Some rides are called out specifically as a sign that the place needs more than a sprinkling of Tinkerbell fairy dust to freshen things up.

On the Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid ride at the Magic Kingdom, the experience seems to be falling apart.

“Half of the hermit crab effects in the tail just don’t work. In almost every scene there is something broken – the eyes of the moray eel for example – one eye works, the other is broken. You could do this on every ride if something is broken, unmaintained or malfunctioning,” wrote another customer.

This Epcot monorail sign looks like it has seen better days, now covered in dirt

It seems the magic was well and truly gone after the brand new Star Wars ride broke down and guests were forced outside

Guests riding the Star Wars ride were forced to disembark and exit the ride, where they were given the backstage view no one asked for

At Epcot, another user wrote of their “shock at how many rides were down at the same time.”

At Epcot, another user wrote of their “shock at how many rides were down at the same time.”

Maintenance appears to be a huge issue for the park, with DailyMail.com sending in various photos of the complete lack of maintenance.

A photo of a sign for the Epcot monorail looks like it needs a good cleaning with streaks of dirt, while one of the park’s flagship coasters, Space Mountain, which used to be gleaming white, now looks caked in dirt and grime.

Others note that the grass is by no means freshly cut, trash can be found on the ground, and the paint appears to be peeling off the buildings.

“There is no doubt that the parks, restaurants and hotels we enjoyed were definitely in need of renovation, there was a clear lack of general maintenance. It was really shocking. At the prices they charge, there’s no excuse for that, including COVID.”

The cost of a day pass at Disney World has increased more than 3,000 percent since it first opened in 1971.

A family of four reported spending $8,480 on the trip — and when airfare is included, that number rises to more than $10,000.

Single-day ticket prices are as high as $159 per guest.

Over the past few years, theme park ticket prices have skyrocketed as executives continue to raise food prices and begin catering to a higher-paying clientele.

To make matters worse, Disney executives are eliminating cost-saving features at the theme parks, such as free airport transportation and free parking for those staying on the premises.

It also removed the free option to help people skip ever-growing queues on certain journeys – replacing it with a paid service.

In February, the entertainment conglomerate raised ticket prices with a four-day standard ticket costing a minimum of $447.70, according to the Disney World Inside the Magic blog. The cheapest four-day ticket was $434.83.

A four-day Park Hopper ticket — which allows park-goers to travel from one part of the theme park empire to another — costs a minimum of $540.89, compared to $525.35.

And the four-day Park Hopper Plus ticket — which allows Disney enthusiasts to visit any park in one day — jumped from a low of $546.65 to a low of $559.53.

On average, Inside the Magic reports, ticket prices are about $20, or 2-6% higher than they were just the previous year.

When the Magic Kingdom first opened in 1971, admission was $3.50 for adults and $1 for children, according to Market Watch.

Adjusted for inflation, that would amount to just $24.98 for adults today and $7.14 for children—about $100 less than an adult ticket costs today, or more than a 3,000 percent increase.

“It’s going to take more than Aladdin’s three wishes to help clean this place up!” one park visitor joked.

It appears that the problems are not limited to the theme park areas, with some of the high-priced hotel accommodations also missing.

“Last year when I was here, I was blown away by the cast members, especially in Galaxy’s Edge, with maintaining the illusion. This year many of the CMs were not in character at all. All the resorts had some small problems like the main door not closing when we left, the air conditioner not working properly, a user said.

A stay at the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel can cost up to $3,000 per night. The price includes food and entertainment.

Hotels at the lower end of the scale are also overlooked.

“The lack of room cleaning bothers me the most, I stayed at Pop Century for 12 nights and ‘light cleaning’ every other day is not good enough,” commented another park visitor.

Guests riding the ‘It’s a Small World’ water boat ride at Disney World in Orlando, Florida were stranded for more than an hour before Disney staff realized there was a malfunction, a TikTok video shows

Last month, tourists were stranded for more than an hour on Disney World’s It’s A Small World water boat ride due to a technical malfunction, a video that went viral showed.

A TikTok video shared by a mother shows a row of theme park boats full of guests at a full stop near the end of the ride located in the Fantasyland area of ​​the Magic Kingdom.

The footage also shows a boat at full capacity and right in front of the mother slowly sinking into the ride’s river.

“This boat said the world is NOT small… We were stranded for over an hour, the torture,” reads the video’s caption, followed by a laughing emoji.

Social media users were quick to comment on the video, with some finding it hilarious while others pitied the stranded visitors as they described similar experiences on the journey.

“Please tell me they at least turned the song off,” commented a TikTok user. “Did any of the cast members tell you what was going on? I would have panicked!” she added.

The mum who originally shared the video online said in response: “They didn’t understand for about 45 minutes everyone was on a boat so we sat there for about an hour stuck with the song on repeat!!! TORUTRE hahaha.

The It’s a Small World attraction features over 300 audio-animatronic puppets and is located in the theme park’s Fantasyland

A number of customers believe Disney CEO Bob Chapek is to blame for falling standards.

Capek took over just before the pandemic forced Disney parks to close for more than four months.

This resulted in a drastic blow to the company’s bottom line. After the park reopened, Čapek raised the price of admission and merchandise, while raising the price of the food while reducing portion sizes.

“That’s what the new Disney is all about. Cutting costs and doing more for the board of directors. I guess unless they put someone in charge who really cares about Disney and not the bottom line, it will stay that way,” one suggested.

Others disagree, refusing to blame Capek for Disney’s demise.

“While it’s fun to blame everything on Čapek (I do this often), I think we’re also forgetting that this problem has always existed, but because of the increased costs we now pay for these vacations, we might just be more hyper-aware of them,” one user noted. “Although I think the magic is still there, I agree it feels different than my last trip…”

A number of customers believe that Disney CEO Bob Chapek, pictured, is to blame for the drop in standards

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