I'm just back from a few days at DL and will be posting a trip report over the next few days but right now I want to post an idea I had for CP.
Now before you all have a cow, please consider the idea fairly.
I thoroughly enjoyed CP but between the ticket fiasco and the crowds on Main Street it occurred to me there must be a way to make this work better.
So my idea for 2007 is this.
Still do the CP on Main Street the first weekend, thats tradition and should continue.
But then move it over to the Hyperion in DCA for the rest of the month.
The theater could be converted over the month of November for the show and they could run the program as they do in Florida, with several shows a night over the Fri-Sun weekend and more during the Christmas week.
If you figure the theater seats around 2,000 per show, 3 shows a night over 3 weekend days gives us 18,000 seats. Figuring 3 weekends thats 54,000 and adding more shows during Christmas week we could have many more people see the shows.
As to the seating, they could sell the lower level with some sort of dinner package and make the upper levels first come first serve.
It would be a good solution I think.