Disney World is facing backlash from its fans who are unhappy with the theme park’s current state, as many have complained of broken rides and unkempt facilities amid a rise in ticket prices.
Recently, parkgoers have taken to social media to criticize Disney World for their recent experiences at the park, according to the New York Post. Many blasted the entertainment company for their less-than-stellar visit to the park, which was peppered with rides that didn’t work properly.
Disney World ticket prices have risen 3,871% over the past 50 years, rising to $109 for an all-day pass and $104 for children under 10, the Independent reported.
Back in August, several park-goers were stuck on the Disney World It’s a Small World ride for over an hour when the attraction unexpectedly collapsed. Many of the ride’s attendees took to TikTok to post their frustration, which they described as “torture.”
Riders said they were stuck on the swagger of the ride for about 45 minutes before help arrived and heard the attraction’s theme song repeatedly.
In another July incident at the park, drivers had to be rescued from a sinking car on Splash Mountain. Videos of the rescue were posted on social media.
Other Disney fans complained that no money was being put into improving the theme park, calling out CEO Bob Chapek for the cuts. Chapek took over Bob Iger in 2020, just before the pandemic, when the park was closed to prevent the virus from spreading.
The multi-month shutdown hurt Disney’s bottom line, prompting Chapek to raise prices on tickets, groceries and merchandise, the Post said.
https://www.ibtimes.com.au/not-so-magical-after-all-broken-rides-high-costs-plague-disney-world-park-guests-1838407?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution Broken rides, high costs plague Disney World Park guests