As long-time readers of this blog know, Disneyland plays a prank on its guests every year on April Fool’s day. It might be as simple as mixing up the heads on costumed characters (who can forget Cruella de Duck or Mickey the Pooh?) or as complicated as running Splash Mountain backwards (so that it dries guests off).
This year, Disney has gone to great lengths to bring guests a resort-wide prank of epic proportions! Pipes and special, custom-designed sprinklers have been installed on the roofs of every building in the resort so that, at the flip of a switch, torrential rain will pour from the sky! Even though the rain will be fake (it will be municipal water, not rain water), park shops will join in the fun by selling ponchos, umbrellas, and commemorative water bottles.
Update: Since we initially wrote this post, it has come to our attention that some elements of Disneyland management are not convinced that this harmless prank will be well received. Because of this, the latest reports are showing that Disneyland will test the system before park opening but will not have a fake rainstorm during the day. There is, however, a 60% chance they will create a “storm” late in the evening.