The answer to this question may be: I am old! But imma ask it anyway…
When we went to WDW in 2000, we all loved Space Mountain and Dinosaur. I have a vivid memory of that wonderful WHEEEEEE!!! feeling of riding a coaster on SM.
We visited WDW again in 2018 and both SM and Dino were downright horrible. Felt more like shaken baby syndrome than an amusement ride. And all the visuals on Dino just sucked… was there too much ambient light? Were portions of the ride gone?
I recently heard a podcast talking about SM @ DL being great but SM @ WDW sucking. I had thought it was just me being a brittle old hag that didn’t enjoy these rides as much as my younger self. But the podcast made me wonder… is it deferred maintenance? Are the rides not being fine tuned as well? Interested to hear your thoughts.