Okay, I know what the general response is going to be, but I just have to pose this question...does Disneyland truely need a third gate?
The way I see it, Disneyland is a treasure for three main kinds of people...the fanatics (true Disney fans), the passerbys (Side/Day Trippers), and the SoCals (The lucky ones in my book ). Now from a tourist standpoint, being from Minnesota, I have some experience with this, the addition of a third theme park would be redundant.
As much as people do not want to admit it, Anaheim is not Orlando, and unfortunately will never be Orlando. It just doesn't have the space or the virgin landscape. Now don't get me wrong, Disneyland is my absolute favorite of the Disney Parks, and for me, being able to visit there last year was like a trek to Mecca. But, face it, Anaheim lacks the openness, the space, the transportation, and basically the reputation an area needs to merit a full entertainment megaplex. People are skeptical about visiting the Southern California area (in particular, the LA area). Many people cannot afford multiple vacations and given a decision, will choose central Florida over Southern California.
Disneyland is a special place, and always will be. With that, it needs to be maintained and expanded to the best of the Walt Disney company's abilities. However, adding a third park at anytime would basically be adding more "entertainment clutter" to an area that just can't handle it. Disney needs to focus on expanding the sister parks in relation to their environment. Open up the surrounding areas as best as economy will allow. Save the undeveloped areas for hotels, waterparks, or other attractions that do not need lots of space. My biggest gripe about California Adventure was that it did not utilize the space it had, it was a very small park, and I honestly believe it does not merit a full day's admission. Disneyland can ill afford another such park. It needs to re-establish CA as a headliner, instead of a sideshow. The Disneyland Resort can by all means expand, but let the people enjoy the parks for what they are, instead of how many, quality over quantity.
Okay, let's see what you guys think, be gentle! :o