Disneyland: April Fool’s Day 2012

In the press release put out late this afternoon, Disneyland management admitted that they had “not completely thought through” their plan to announce to hundreds of thousands of Disneyland annual passholders that they were invited to a special preview of Cars Land on Sunday, April 1. “We really didn’t think so many people would show up,” said Maintenance Worker (formerly Park Manager) Belle Bottoms, commenting on closure of the Mickey and Friends lot, which reached capacity shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday morning.

“When they did show up,” Bottoms continued, “we knew that they would be disappointed to find Cars Land still under construction, but that they would laugh along with us at the silly April Fools joke and then be pleasantly delighted when we announced that the Disney California Adventure entrance plaza really was open months earlier than anticipated and was ready for their shopping and trolley-riding enjoyment.”

Unfortunately, annual passholders — some of whom had camped out all night to be the first into what they thought was the secret Cars Land preview opening — did not take the news well. As of this morning, the DCA entrance plaza has once again been put behind construction walls, with an anticipated date of mid-June for completion of repairing the riot damage.

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