VERY HAPPY:lol: TO READ YOUR REPORT SINCE WE WILL BE THERE SEPT. 07I was there a few weeks ago and the MK looked nothing less than amazing. I spent a ton of time by Splash and noticed no trash or water leaking. I never even got wet . By Space, I noticed everything looked orderly but it was a ghost town! Buzz's que doesn't look that bad at all. And if you can't handle stepping into that then use a fp and stop complaining. Main Street was GORGEOUS. Amazing as always. Lights were perfect.
I have given up on talking to guests who are not fans.:lol::lookarounExcellent point.
I spoke to some guests who thought I was insane and others who agreed with me.
As was I, and I agree. It was fantastic.Oh yeah - The new Hall of Presidents is VERY good. I was worried about the changes, but it was done very well.
I still think you're crazy.:lol:
I AM crazy, you should know that!I agree..:
When we were there in June, Adventure Land looked amazing...:shrug: and granted I know I inhale Pixie Dust like it is air and always have my rose colored glasses on..:king: but I did not notice anything wrong with Adventure Land at all..
I've seen this sentiment from you before, and normally I just brush it off, but what can I say, I guess I have free time this morning. I don't agree with this--I do agree with you that there are a disproportionate number of lawyers who are scum, but I don't think that means if you are a lawyer, you become scum. Rather, I think the occupation, for some reason, attracts bad people. That said, if you go in with scrupples, and you stick to those scrupples, you can be a good person who is also a good lawyer. I know it's a shock to think a lawyer can be a good person, but it is true. I've met plenty. I find it especially troubling that it's come to a point where people caution against becoming lawyers because of what the occupation 'does' to people (I don't fault the people for cautioning, as there unfortunately seems to be good reason). There are many noble causes that can be advanced through the practice of law, and if someone wishes to engage in such a cause, they should not be dissuaded (that said, Evan, if you wish to practice Constitutional Law, I can tell you that there is a very low probability that you will actually practice in that area).
As for the legal system being in shambles, I think that is a bit of a stretch. Certainly, reform is needed. However, all of the reform that is suggested seems to involve simplifying the law. The law is not so complicated so 'only lawyers can understand it and thus everyone has to pay them' (or some variation of that sentiment, as is often stated). The law is complicated because complex parties exist, and intelligent and unscrupulous non-lawyer parties would exploit the law if it were not so complicated. I have seen plenty of clients who are advised not to litigate an issue, but they either have dollar signs in their eyes or think they can outlast their opponent since they have deeper pockets. Put another way, many of the problems with the legal system are not a result of corrupt lawyers, but with corrupt people in general.
I will cut this short here--in the end, my point is that good and bad people exist everywhere in life. More probably do exist in law. However, to think that you'll become a bad person if you practice law is untrue. As with anything in life, how you approach the profession depends entirely upon you.
Since this is a fairly substantial thread drift, I better comment on the actual topic itself. I agree with the rest of your post about varying perceptions. I guess I looked at the facade work as a sign of progress. I commented to my fiancee while we were there that I hadn't seen that many refurbishment walls in the Magic Kingdom since the early 1990s. I think it's a good thing (of course, that does assume the work will be well-done, but I think giving the benefit of the doubt initially is okay). As far as upkeep other than that, almost everywhere we went it was good. Buzz's queue was exceptionally good (despite some dings in the wall) at several times throughout the day. I don't have other specific examples, but it was better than last year in December and August when we went. I understand your point about it varying as cleaning occurs, but I don't think we could've been so 'lucky' to follow the cleaning crews to each area we went. Maybe we were.
I AM crazy, you should know that!
I just don't get how faded and rotting woodwork, a cramped and architecturally clashing plaza, and just general neglect is not noticed.
Even my Mom, who is happy as a clam in MK, and shares almost NONE of my WDW thoughts (Dad does! I gotta get him posting on here.) looked around and asked me what was up and of it was slated for a refurb.:shrug:
I honestly don't know what you are talking about when you talk about rotting wood work. I'm extremely critical of stuff like that and haven't seen any in AL. Now Toontown is different.
With good refurbs in TL,FL and MSUSA,maybe AL is next.:shrug: I don't think Frontier Land and LS need it,and Toontown SHOULD be gone soon.Around the Veranda, and other buildings you see as you come into AL via the hub bridge.
The shoppe with Twine on it's roof is also guilty of this.
I was there three weeks ago. No trash abounding. No tarps up except in Fantasyland. A/C was most definitely running any time we went inside.
The two buildings on Main Street have been under refurb for quite some time- for the better part of the summer actually.
I believe it takes them so long to finish these types of jobs like Main Street and Japan at Epcot now b/c that type of work is now out-sourced. Don't quote me on that. But I believe I've heard that.
I personally hate the tarps. Gone are the days where this type of work was done at night. But oh well... it'll look good once they're finished.
It'll be interesting to see what happens when they actually have to replace the concrete on Main Street. :lookaroun
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