I've commented on this before, but thought I'd bring it up for discussion in a thread. Every once in a while, someone will post older photos from Disneyland. It's a great treat to see how things looked in the distant past, and not too distant past. While looking at some of these older pictures, including mine from around 15 years ago, I noticed something. It seems that Disneyland is substantially LESS crowded. Look for yourself. I know that the park still brought in numbers, and that there were crowded times. However, overall, the park seemed less crowded!
I hope Disney is aware of the real crowding problem, and not just focused on $$$. With higher crowds comes a less happy guest. Longer wait times for attractions, shows, food, purchases. On my most recent visit, I nearly felt like going home because of the crushing mob. It robs the guest of the "magic" that is Disney. I'm sure there are people aware of the problem, but my question is, what's being done about it? I think it's quite possible that more people will start deciding to head to the beach or some other vacation spot to relax, instead of heading to Disneyland. I'll say it again too, I'd gladly pay a lot more for my AP for a thinned out Disneyland.