Absolutely so disappointing.
It;s a failure akin to the unnecessary 'repair' of the Millennium Bridge on the Thames to make it less wobbly and less 'exciting' (but no safer). Kids would've loved it as it was.
It's a failure akin to the unnecessary markings post-plonked over the completely-safe-to-walk-on glass roof of Sunderland's glass museum, to address a PR-person's imagined fear of public peril. Kids would've loved it as it was.