I do. I also put clothes back on the hangers at department stores when I see it on the floor. Or pins back on the racks in Disney.If you see trash on the ground in Disney, pick it up (provided it's not too grody). Be the change you wish to see in the (Walt Disney) World.
I hate to start a negative thread, but I've noticed lately that the parks have been dirtier lately, especially MK. We moved down to Central Florida in 2008, and we've been going to the parks at least a couple times every month since then. (We started going when I was about 5 years old in 1984). Anyway, up until this last few months, the parks were always impeccably clean.
We were at the parks several times last week because family was in town, and all of us noticed that the parks were more dirty as a whole than we'd every seen them before. I'm not just talking about the normal issues of trash on the ground after the parades or fireworks (which used to be quickly cleaned up by an army of CM's after each event). I'm talking about trash just lying around the parks in several places and not being cleaned up very well at all. We were in the new Peter Pan Queue, and it was disgusting how much trash was on the ground. I know that area is usually crowded, making trash pickup difficult, but while we were waiting, a CM did come through with a broom and dust pan. However, she only swept up about half of the trash on the ground before she gave up and left. It was bizarre.
We also noticed several times in Tomorrowland where there was a lot of trash lying around by the TTA and Astro Orbiter Queue Areas. I actually wanted to stop at Guest Services and let them know that we've noticed that this has been getting worse lately. However, the line was long, and we were all pretty tired by the time we left. Next time I go by myself though, I'll have to stop in and make a comment. This used to be an area where Disney excelled far above other parks. They need to get back to this. I hope they haven't cut their custodial budget with these record crowds at the parks.
One of my biggest pet peeves at WDW is walking through a queue and seeing trash everywhere. Custodial mostly only enters the queues during the day to empty trash bins. That attraction's CM's are supposed to be responsible for cleaning the queue. The problem is, cleaning tasks are only assigned if the attraction is over-staffed and they are only 15 minutes long before that CM has to get a new assignment. Many CM's choose to just sit in the break room instead.
That would be unreasonable to expect people to wait in long waits without something to eat or drink. They would also lose a lot of snack sales if people knew that they couldn't take them into any queue.Why not have the castmember at the FP/SB line entrance require that all drinks, food, etc be thrown away prior to entering the queue?
Buzz has been a problem since it opened up. I don't know if it is the way the wind catches the entrance, but, it doesn't seem logical that one ride would be neglected while the others aren't. I have seen that happen before where a specific location tends to funnel wind blown trash in more then other places. I don't know, just guessing here.Just got back from 15 days at WDW. I would have to say the parks are getting dirtier because the Guests are getting worse.
The queue for Buzz was littered with people's napkins and cups. They were cleaned up the next day so the CMs are doing their part to keep it clean.
My husband cleaned up people's cups that were "hidden" behind the stone calendar inside Mexico by the Kidcot Funstop, in the nooks and crannies of Under the Sea and Splash and at too many other places where people were lazy. If you were there in the last two weeks and left your garbage around -you're welcome. Other people's experience to escape reality and people like you was not ruined because we threw out your mess. I always tell my students to clean up their own mess and that the custodians at school have their own job to do. It's the same for the CMs.
The worst "pollution" was either light or noise. If people weren't taking constant flash photos, they spoke continuously throughout the entire ride without a care for others around them. I guess sadly that what others have stated here is true - courtesy for the parks and others Guests is replaced with entitlement for oneself.
Another thing, they do train the CM's to pick up every piece of trash they see, but I doubt most do.Buzz has been a problem since it opened up. I don't know if it is the way the wind catches the entrance, but, it doesn't seem logical that one ride would be neglected while the others aren't. I have seen that happen before where a specific location tends to funnel wind blown trash in more then other places. I don't know, just guessing here.
In connection, possible direct connection, the answer to the question "are the parks getting dirtier", possible, but, the guests are getting dirtier then I have ever seen in the past. They don't care about where they throw things or what they throw. They could be 5 feet away from a trash can and yet find it better to just throw stuff on the ground. Unless a cleanup person is assigned to every single Guest that comes into the park, there are going to be times when it takes a little while to get things cleared up. These people cannot be everyplace, every minute of the day. Please don't tell me that they should hire more people, because that will not solve anything to any large degree. Realistic expectations are what should be expected.
I know that the last time I went, last January, there were janitorial (men and women in white) everywhere I looked. It seems like it isn't for lack of trying, but, when the public are all slobs, it's hard to keep up.
That again would be a bi-product of our entitled society. Do the job unless you don't like part of it, then just don't do it. I'm to good to pick up a piece of paper from the ground.Another thing, they do train the CM's to pick up every piece of trash they see, but I doubt most do.
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