For a park that supposedly has "nothing to do" and is now "half day" it sure is popular.
Two words: Star Wars
Towers of terror, rockin roller coaster, star tours, Indy jones,
Some good food choices, an environment/ambiance that can actually be relaxing to hang around within.
That's why we like DHS. certainly not at the bottom of our list.
People go to these places for different reasons, no biggie.
Osbourne Lights... Packed the park
Admittedly this is mostly Osborn Lights, BUT... the doom and gloom of DHS that is constantly being reported is just not true. One website called it the "incredibly shrinking park" and it is often stated that "everything is closed".
The truth is, the only significant closure was the backlot tour. Several minor closures have been offset by new offerings. The Animation Acadamy is now the Star Wars Launch Bay.. no matter your opinion of the Animation Acadamy, the SW thing will have a much larger draw. American Idol has been replaced by Frozen sing along. The only things that really have no direct offset is the Jack Sparrow thing and the AFI film thing, and those are not major losses. They also added nightly fireworks, and the sunset theatre Dance Party... minor additions, but still additions.
Perhaps the Disney fan community needs to stop with the "there is nothing left at DHS" and realize there simply wasn't much there to begin with.