Mickey Mess

A turnaround may be coming, but the Magic Kingdom needs more magic

FOR EXECUTIVES AT EURO DISNEYLAND, IT WAS what they had long wished upon a star to see. The throngs at the $4.4 billion theme park over last week's Pentecostal holiday were so thick that ticket windows were shut for four hours to regulate the flow. All 12,000 parking spots were filled; at one point, sightseers waited two hours to shuffle through the main gate, then an hour more for each attraction.

Finally -- at least momentarily -- it looked as if there was magic in the latest version of the Magic Kingdom. During most of the two months since its opening...

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