What Do the Louvre and Disneyland Have in Common?
The answer: They’re both way too crowded. Hrag Vartanian at aljazeera.com reported on museums like the Louvre and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York seeing a record number of crowds.
On the one hand, it’s great that people are going out to see these great works of art in person. The downside is when a museum gets crowded, it’s hard to really enjoy the experience.
As Jim pointed out awhile back, Disneyland attempted to solve this customer service issue by raising prices, and hopefully thinning the crowd.
That same tactic wouldn’t be ideal for museums though, since they’re supposed to be accessible for all income levels. The proposed solution instead: Break them up into smaller, theoretically less-crowded museums. Think it’ll work?