After my long experience a Disney World, I've come to terms with the fact that the big threat to the park isnt in the kind of attractions there are or the maintenance of them. The big threat is crowd control.
A lack of crowd control and the poor attempts by cast members to cope with it could threaten the future of Disney World. More and more people are visiting the parks and while the execs may be thinking "ah that's only for peak seasons" there's been a lot more peak seasons annually than just Christmas and Summer.
So if Disney wants more people to come to the parks, I think they can do a whole lot better with situations such as stroller traffic! Gah!
I would look at this one ride at a time...
first with Kilomanjaro Safaris at DAK. ONLY 2 loading docks??? It's one of the busiest and one of the longest stand by wait rides in the entire resort. I know that there's a third one for handicaps but that's only open for able body riders when the lines are real short (which is very rare). It would be hard yes for the park's signature ride to close down for a day but if they closed it down during a very low attendance period to build a couple more loading docks it would shorten the lines. Sure there will still be waiting around for dropping off people after the ride and waiting to commence to tour, but wouldnt you rather be sitting down and waiting rather than be standing up and waiting? I'm sure the kids and the elderly would appreciate that more.
After reading that article on the Universal Studios ride...I can imagine the stroller issue is gonna be a bigger problem. Small kids these days are getting lazy. They might as well create a new staffing position in the theme parks called "stroller control". The way I can imagine it is that it begins with people being allowed to take strollers into long lines and when you are about to enter an attraction, a stroller control personnel will take the stroller out of your way and while you are riding would be in charge of making sure it's returned to you at the exit. This sort of thing doesnt exist but I eerily can imagine it happening.
Share your thoughts on how we can solve long lines, large crowds, and stroller issues. I'm sure that there are simple solutions that Disney hasnt bothered to consider to make the WDW experience less of a hassle for us.