On our recent trip to WDW, we were amazed at how the Disney experience is not what it used to be. First they made it nigh on impossible to dine anywhere on site unless you make ADR`s months before you visit....heck I don`t know where to have dinner the next day let alone 6 months in advance! We even needed a reservation for breakfast at the GF or face a 35 minute wait, whereas we used to be seated within 5/10 minutes Next, because of the pesky dining plans, many of the full service restaurants have downgraded their menus and yet increased the prices even more. A very good CM friend of ours told us that the restaurant managers are constantly adding a few cents here and there on everything on a regular basis....presumably to fund the "free" dining options. To cap it all, why mess around with the Fastpass system? For example, as my DW only does a few of the rides, on arriving at Epcot we always used to get a Fastpass for Soarin` [one of the few rides that she enjoys] on arrival at the park, returning a few hours later to do the ride. On this trip however there was a 120 minute wait for the standby line for Soarin` and no more fast passes were being issued...and this was at around 10.15 am !!!! The same applied to the 7 Dwarfs ride at MK and the Toy Story ride at DHS. It seems that nowadays you spend a fortune to get into the parks and unless you arrive as soon as the parks open, all you can do is just walk around or spend most of the time standing in line. The Magic Bands also gave us problems, as it took us over 30 minutes to check in at the GF as they faffed around trying to get the darn things operational....how about simple room key cards Disney? Fortunately DCL have escaped most of this and are as great as they always have been Rant over!!!