Hi - Been lurking w/ great interest for awhile now as I am very interested in the business of Disney and diminishing magic. I took note of two major issues last month on my 6-day stay at WL. I"m sure all this has been discussed many times beore, but here goes... The crown jewel of remains MK. As you visit Epcot, a little more disrepair, less upkeep, "un-Disneylike restrooms" MGM even less well--kept. I almost died of shock walking into one restroom at MGM - after 5 days of WDW, I thought I'd been teleported to the NYC Port Authority Bus Terminal! Not to mention the TP is onestep up from European style - even at the resorts. Cheaped out! Would most of you agree that this is the strategy of current cost-cutting measures - more jobs cut at Epcot and MGM than MK.? More maintenance dollars to MK? I did not do AK 2 years now. Seems like a must-miss for now for me. Item 2 - BAD COFFEE!!!! I am no gourmet when it comes to java. I just like a good cup of coffee and couldn't seem to get a good one anywhere on property. Scenario - we dine at Chef Mickey's for dinner w/ friends. Friend leans over to me as his coffee is served and asks me incredulously, " Do you think this could POSSIBLY be INSTANT?" Sure enough, telltale foam around the edges. We question CM, who gives us the Disneyline on why we have switched to instant coffee throughout the parks and resorts. The consumer taste panel they went with must have had their tastbuds removed in the 80's! Aha, I think! The Nestle-Carnation alliance! (Disney is not Starbucks, you say? How many cups are served per day??) So this is my interesting sequel - After WDW, I take a short cruise from Port Canaveral(not Disney) My tablemates happen to own a coffeehouse - not a chain. I tell them of Disney instant coffee. Tablemate tells me how much he spends per cup for "good" brewed coffee vs. instant. Are you ready? Instant - 2 cents per cup! Any thoughts, comments? Thanks for listening. I feel just ... sad. I love the magic still, fading or not.