This last weekend amazed me. 50 years and Disneyland is still pulling in numbers like it's opening day! The size of the park has grown but so has the crowds. But it seems that the effective organization of cast members and ride efficiency handles the crowds well. I'm just blown away when after 15 minutes of the parks opening Space Mountain has a wait time of 45 minutes. I think Disneyland is the only Theme park to continually draw people into its gates. Though this visit I really understood how certain people dislike DL. They go when it is so busy the charm of the park is gone. Waiting in line for rides isn't that bad, but when you have to wait in an hour line for food it really kills the magic. But I guess not everyone gets to enjoy the park during those "down times". But if the park didn't bring people in like it does than I guess we wouldn't have one at all. Still amazing though that after 50 years Disneyland is still going strong.