I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Disneyland. Although the weather was overcast, it was quite a pleasant day at Disneyland. Until I got to the Alice attraction.
Words cannot describe the horror of seeing this abomination in person. It is quite possibly the tackiest thing I've ever seen at the park.
The railings are clunky, the pasted on leaves look just that - pasted on. And the tarp, while it has a screen printed leaf motif, is still a tarp, in some places attached with visible zip ties.
I spoke with a well placed individual who described what the deal is. The deal is that an off duty OSHA guy made a comment that the ride should have railings for maintenance workers. Disneyland knee-jerked and put up these railings and platforms.
The railings and platforms were so heavy that they needed supporting structures. All of this was heinously ugly so they put up these tarps.
It gets worse. I fear this atrocity is permanent. The story is that Disneyland is not prepared to spend any money to make this look better, or rework the attraction in general to make it attractive and meet some sort of unofficial OSHA requirement that was not needed for the past 52 years. So for the foreseeable future, and possibly forever, Alice is going to look like this.