Just a quick thought about last weeks insane crowds at Disneyland. Both days that I was there, it was impossible to eat at certain times of the day because the crowds just overwhelmed all of the places to eat. Even the ODVs were getting long lines.
The wait time for Splash Mountain was over two hours for most of the day. The Haunted Mansion and Pirates were 30 minutes. The walkways were completely jammed.
Is Disneyland suffering from too much of a good thing? I think the answer is yes. With these 60k crowds, the park doesn't really function anymore. It's too late to fix anything for the Summer of 2005, but after that, some serious ought to be given to planning for these higher capacity crowds.
A quick fix might be to turn Big Thunder Ranch into a temporary eatery. They could use the existing food facilities and create a BBQ menu.
The second fix for the crowds could be reducing the price of the Park Hopper Pass for DCA. Even better, devise a transportation system that could get people from DCA to Disneyland without having to go through the gates. By getting people to and from DCA quickly, you can use the wasted excess capacity at DCA to soak up the big crowds. DCA is just sitting there under-utilized on these 60k days, because it's too difficult to get from Disneyland to DCA. People obviously aren't choosing to go to DCA unless it's nearly free. Time to start using the dead space.