I'm sorry, but I just don't get it. Frontierland/New Orleans Square was one of the most romantic, quietest, and relaxing places in the park after dark. You could move freely, enjoying the cool night air and soft sounds of Dixieland, and taking moonlit cruises on the Mark Twain had to be one of the highlights of my teenage years.
Now, the place is a virtual zoo, with people crowding and sitting everywhere HOURS before the shows! No longer can you walk liesurely from land to land, but are forced to take "one-way" routes around the place. Sometimes the crowds are so thick that one can barely breathe, and moving only a few feet per minute reminds me of being stuck on the Hollywood Freeway at Rush Hour--not something I want to be reminded of at the "Happiest Place on Earth." Evenings there are now loud, annoying, and severely lacking in Southern Hospitality.
I believe Disneyland really started going down hill when they made the decision to make large portions of PARK part of the THEATER. They also did this with that stupid fiber optic parade a few years ago, transforming the walkway to Toontown into ugly grandstands.
On another thread, it is mentioned that Fantasmic! might close down for a couple of years to revamp it. I say, get rid of it completely, and bring back the true elegance and charm that New Orleans Square and Frontierland used to have! I know I'm in the minority, but who's with me?