Now that the Disneyland Railroad has Engine No. 5, doesn't it make sense to improve the attraction's show so that the D.R.R. can draw more guests and utilize its additional capacity?
I want to see four-train operations all the time.
The addition of another train could increase the throughput of the attraction by as many as 900 passengers per hour. So, the attraction has the potential to be among the most profitable in the entire park, if only Disney sees that improving the show would lead guests to utilize this excess capacity.
My estimation is that the Disneyland Railroad is not realizing its full potential at the moment. A small expenditure of capital and a little imagination would make the railroad an even bigger people-eater that, in its more elaborate iteration, has the potential to also attract first-time and returning guests to Disneyland, itself. Guest-satisfaction levels would additionally see a significant increase, especially since the attraction presents the Disneyland experience as a whole, which, as such, greatly influences guests' perceptions of the value of said experience.