We dance around this issue a lot but lets really talk about it directly. One of the biggest complaints about Disney World in recent years is how crowded it has gotten. I've certainly had the same complaint myself. The parks are crazy crowded, even during what used to be slower times. Even hard ticket events like MNSSHP, where Disney can totally control attendance, have apparently gotten overcrowded. So what can or should Disney do about this? Obviously, they are a business and want to keep making more and more money, but at some point, the crowding is going to bite them in the behind and make people not want to come back. I've been going to Disney since the 70s and as much as I love it, the crowds definitely make me enjoy it less and less. When just walking down Main Street is a major chore, it's hard to fully enjoy the experience. Raising prices clearly has no effect on attendance. People just keep ponying up more and more money to keep coming. What's the answer? Is there an answer? Some ideas: 1. Extend park hours. Open earlier, close later. Could that help distribute the crowds? 2. Take the next step in ticketing and sell dated tickets. This will only help, of course, if they also cap the number of tickets sold each day at a level below "shoulder to shoulder crowds". Would you be willing to pay more per day if you knew that the parks would be less crowded? 3. Build a 5th park 4. Create some other non-park attraction(s) that would absorb some of the crowds 5. ??? I'm curious to hear your thoughts and ideas.