Fourth of July Failure

Main Street was decorated in red, white, and blue, flags flew from every lamppost, all the characters had special patriotic outfits, a parade was planned, and the orchestra was playing John Philip Sousa to beat the band (so to speak). But nobody came. The park was nearly empty. Less than a dozen people saw that evening’s quadruple-strength fireworks spectacular. It was a horrible, dismal failure.

“I guess Hong Kong just isn’t ready for the Fourth of July,” said Disney spokesperson Betty “Betsy” Ross. “Personally, it’s my favorite holiday, but they just don’t seem to get it here. It’s like they’re from some other planet.”

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One Response to “Fourth of July Failure”

  1. Frankie says:

    July 4th, 2008 was also a failure at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, USA. The nighttime fireworks fizzled out less than halfway thru and never returned. The official statement over the PA was that the show had to be discontinued to the danger of “low winds.” My family, along with every other paying customer on that hot, windless night, was shocked and disappointed. Hardly the special 4th of July Disney experience we anticipated/

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