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Disney Has One of Its WORST Weeks in History

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Credit: Scott Gustin and LA Times

This was a rough week for Disney Parks.

Every year, millions of Guests visit Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort to experience the joy and magic the Parks provide. The Walt Disney Company has established itself as a company that provides consistent and exemplary service. Guests keep on coming back to the Parks because of how Disney delivers near-perfection every time.

Unfortunately, for Guests visiting Disneyland Park last week, that was not the case.

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Disneyland Resort Has a Week of Struggles

When vacationing at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, Guests have grown to expect Disney to delver every time. Last week, Disney missed the mark for Guests in a big way. Numerous Guests have reported that they felt their Disneyland Resort trip was severly impacted by some major issues happening on Disney’s end.

The Disneyland drama began on Thursday, April 20, when the ticket system went down within the Parks. All of Disneyland was at a standstill, and Guests were denied entrance to the Parks, which was especially an issue for those trying to head to the Parks early.

On Friday, April 21, Disneyland Resort faced a major power outage that affected a large portion of the Parks. Guests were once again left at a standstill and unable to enjoy the Parks as they had planned.

The numerous mishaps of the week escalated on Saturday when the Maleficent dragon from Fantasmic caught on fire during a performance. Guests had to be evacuated from the area and missed out on the performance. 

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In addition to these issues, a large number of rides were undergoing maintenance all week long. This made lines for the functional rides much longer than usual. It is a shame to know that so many Guests have left the Parks feeling unsatisfied. Most of these issues were completely out of Disney’s control, and its hard to imagine the stress this put on the Parks Cast Members. Hoepfully, Disney is able to bounce back and bring the magic back for Guests this week.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.