Just a quick note to admit our disappointment in last night’s One Less Disney Hour event at Disneyland. This event was a followup to the immensely successful One More Disney Day event, in which Disneyland stayed open on leap day for 23 hours, 56 minutes (it was closed for four minutes just after midnight for routine maintenance).
For those who somehow managed to miss the rush of publicity, last night Disneyland celebrated Daylight Saving Time by being closed for one less hour than usual between 2 o’clock and 3 o’clock. All rides and restaurants were closed, and the first 2,000 guests who didn’t show up for the event were given special, limited-edition Mickey Mouse hats.
The big problem — aside from low attendance, which was expected — was that many annual passholders felt that Disney had, in a sense, robbed them of an hour that they had already paid for. In a press release this morning, Disneyland management promised to rectify the situation by keeping the park closed for an extra hour in November, just in time for the busy holiday season.