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Think We're in a Recession? Head to Disneyland.

I've never seen crowds like this. Not here, not anywhere — not even on the Tokyo subways.

There were times when the streets of the Magic Kingdom were so thickly thronged with human bodies that one simply couldn't move. Rides were breaking down. Restaurants and snack vendors were running out of food. There wasn't enough staff to get people properly loaded onto the rides that were working. It was bedlam.

Disneyland is definitely a middle-class destination. People drive to it, paying high gasoline costs. They travel to it, paying high airfares. And park admission is costly. So is food in the parks. And all those souvenirs. If these were hard times, the park would be empty. I've seen it like that before. It's not like that now.

It sounds like Disney may be making windfall profits. Time to punish them for it.

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