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    Thumbs down The Premiere Sucked at the End

    Okay, so, here's the deal. Disneyland is a place of happyness and joy. And made more little kids cry than I've seen in a while. Case in point...

    Wait in the hub at a spot on the carpet for 14 hours...

    About 30 feet before Johnny Depp gets to us, they all start running down the carpet (they were taking their time signing autographs, taking photos, etc.) and the rest is a blur. Within 30 seconds the premiere is over, and various children wanting a photo or autograph from Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, or some other various movie stars begin to cry.

    I'd like to know who organized this event... I understand they were way behind schedule, but this is pretty sad to make that many kids cry, and many adults upset as well.

    This event was planned very poorly. It is my sincere reccomendation that if another premiere for Pirates 3 takes place at Disneyland, the red carpet should be much shorter, and the event should be on a tentative schedule to all the A list celebs a chance to meet and greet with every up close guest that actually wants an autograph or photo. Having them run past does just not cut it.

    My sister (10 years old) was very upset, as she was one of the many who was bypassed after waiting for such a long time.

    Not a very happy ending to an otherwise amazing event. It's enough to ruin everything for a child. I hope Matt Ouimet understands what happened at that event, and can prevent something like that from happening in the future.

    I've been told that this was not Johnny's doing... it was actually the studio's management of the event that insisted that he skip the crowds on the carpet and just go to the premiere. Johnny insisted to at least walk past everyone on the carpet to get a glimpse. But any park management should not allow the studio do do such a thing. It puts a permanent bad PR on Disneyland for allowing such a thing to even occur.

    Anyone have Matt Ouimet's e-mail address?

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    Re: The Premiere Sucked at the End

    Believe me, I know exactly how you feel. But I don't think Disneyland really had any real control over the event. The Studios is Disney's golden child, they get to trump any other division if they deem it necessary. They wouldn't even let Ouimet soft open Pirates of the Carribbean early for testing purposes. That's really too bad the Studios did that...but I am glad Johnny Depp had some class, he really is a class act all the way. Hollywood has a long history of not caring about its fans, they usually treat people like they weren't even there for these types of things.

    I wouldn't be too harsh on Matt though, if it was up to him everyone probably would've got a shot at meeting the actors. It was Walt Disney Studios and probably even Bob Iger that should get a kick in the pants for this. That truly is disappointing that the studios used Disneyland as their own little playground, doing with it whatever they willed.

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    Re: The Premiere Sucked at the End

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill
    Okay, so, here's the deal. Disneyland is a place of happyness and joy. And made more little kids cry than I've seen in a while. Case in point...

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    Not a very happy ending to an otherwise amazing event. It's enough to ruin everything for a child. I hope Matt Ouimet understands what happened at that event, and can prevent something like that from happening in the future.

    I've been told that this was not Johnny's doing... it was actually the studio's management of the event that insisted that he skip the crowds on the carpet and just go to the premiere. Johnny insisted to at least walk past everyone on the carpet to get a glimpse. But any park management should not allow the studio do do such a thing. It puts a permanent bad PR on Disneyland for allowing such a thing to even occur.

    Anyone have Matt Ouimet's e-mail address?
    Sorry to hear
    don't know how to respond
    Can see why your upset (and understand), but at the same time
    If they didn't promise a hand shake or to sign
    then TECH. there was no wrong done.
    should it be shorter, should they have done it differently... wasn't there so I can't say.
    Red Carpets are a hit and miss thing. I've seen Media be screwed before.
    Now if you paid to see all of it, then I would ask for a refund.
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    Re: The Premiere Sucked at the End

    I saw on the MSN feed he would stop and say hello to the different sides.. even sign park maps... I guess as soon as he was off camera they urged him to get moving and get seated.... Even though they had enough PR of Him on the attraction... He should have been able to let everyone have a chance....

    Maybe even an organized meet and greet earlier in the day...

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    Dude, from watching the event, Johnny et al spent a great deal of time with the fans. He was one of the last people out. He didn't have to talk, shake hands, sign autographs, but he did. It shows what a great guy he is. Going to a premier, any premier, and being able to get an autograph is an extremely rare thing, so being upset and EXPECTING to get a autograph, handshake, etc... is a little too much. This was not an autograph signing event, it was a movie premier, which is mostly for press and hype. So take it easy, you should just be excited you got to be there at all, not mad because you didn't get an autograph. I bet there were hundreds of people who wanted an autograph, it would have taken him HOURS to accommodate everyone. Talk about spoiled and demanding. Geeze!

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    Re: The Premiere Sucked at the End

    Quote Originally Posted by DLFreak71
    Sorry to hear
    don't know how to respond
    Can see why your upset (and understand), but at the same time
    If they didn't promise a hand shake or to sign
    then TECH. there was no wrong done.
    should it be shorter, should they have done it differently... wasn't there so I can't say.
    Red Carpets are a hit and miss thing. I've seen Media be screwed before.
    Now if you paid to see all of it, then I would ask for a refund.
    This event was designed to have the 5 big guys (Verbinski, Bruckheimer, Knightly, Bloom, and Depp) all be able to meet and sign with every guest who wanted an autograph or photo. It took much longer than expected because the carpet was long, and it didn't go as planned. Red carpets, hit or miss as they may be, need to be a little more careful when entering Disneyland, and logical thinking promises that if he is signing autographs all the way through the red carpet, he'd continue to sign all the way to the end. It may not have been a written promise, but it was promised by what was happening on the rest of the carpet.

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    Re: The Premiere Sucked at the End

    [QUOTE=Captain EO]Dude, from watching the event, Johnny et al spent a great deal of time with the fans. He was one of the last people out. He didn't have to talk, shake hands, sign autographs, but he did. It shows what a great guy he is. Going to a premier, any premier, and being able to get an autograph is an extremely rare thing, so being upset and EXPECTING to get a autograph, handshake, etc... is a little too much. [QUOTE=Captain EO]

    I agree...he was very down to earth. Not seen much and commendable.
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    Re: The Premiere Sucked at the End

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain EO
    Dude, from watching the event, Johnny et al spent a great deal of time with the fans. He was one of the last people out. He didn't have to talk, shake hands, sign autographs, but he did. It shows what a great guy he is. Going to a premier, any premier, and being able to get an autograph is an extremely rare thing, so being upset and EXPECTING to get a autograph, handshake, etc... is a little too much. This was not an autograph signing event, it was a movie premier, which is mostly for press and hype. So take it easy, you should just be excited you got to be there at all, not mad because you didn't get an autograph. I bet there were hundreds of people who wanted an autograph, it would have taken him HOURS to accommodate everyone. Talk about spoiled and demanding. Geeze!
    You are sadly mistaken. If this was just for hype and press, it wouldn't have been held at Disneyland with the world's longest red carpet full of fans. This was for the fans, make no mistake. And it wasn't Johnny's fault. It was the stupid studio people who were managing the event who made him run down the carpet at the end.

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    Re: The Premiere Sucked at the End

    Keira Knightly did a SUPERB job on the red carpet tonight. I think Johnny Depp & Orlando Bloom should have stuck with her. Keira managed to sign every autograph book shoved in her face, speak with even the most obscure media outlets, remain relaxed & beautiful AND got to the actual premiere on time. Not sure why Johnny & Orlando had to sprint the last half of the red carpet.

    For those of you who weren't there & just watched on TV, the part of the red carpet you could actually see on TV was probably less than half of the entire thing, which means over half the fans only got to see Johnny Depp & Orlando Bloom run right past them.
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    It's Bruckheimers fault
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    Re: The Premiere Sucked at the End

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill
    You are sadly mistaken. If this was just for hype and press, it wouldn't have been held at Disneyland with the world's longest red carpet full of fans. This was for the fans, make no mistake.
    Then I guess we have very different points of view. Why would they have the world's longest red carpet and hold it at Disneyland if it wasn't for hype and press???? I mean, how can being able to promote both the movie, and updated attraction at the same time, while promoting Disneyland's 50th, while getting celebrities to say how much they liked the ride not be for press and hype???

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    Re: The Premiere Sucked at the End

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill
    You are sadly mistaken. If this was just for hype and press, it wouldn't have been held at Disneyland with the world's longest red carpet full of fans. This was for the fans, make no mistake. And it wasn't Johnny's fault. It was the stupid studio people who were managing the event who made him run down the carpet at the end.
    But do you honestly expect Johhny Depp to sign every single autograph and take photos with every fan who went to see him? I wouldn't. The poor guy would have been there all day long and not even "meet and greet" with all who went specifically to see him.

    I agree with your last statement EO. If it was just for fans...there would not have been all that press there.

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    Re: The Premiere Sucked at the End

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill
    It may not have been a written promise, but it was promised by what was happening on the rest of the carpet.
    Like I said, I can understand you disappointment
    but what happened to the people before you was luck.
    Red Carpet = Luck

    When Disney did the first Pirates movie
    They had the party ( preview party ).
    I spend $60 (not including airfare and hotel)(others spent a lot more)
    to see a movie that people had seen hours before us
    we were escorted through back door of the AMC theater in Downtown Disney (not in Disneyland, even thought the screen was still up)
    the theater was hot (no air)
    and we didn't get anykind of "hollywood" apperance

    I basically paid $52 more than I should of.
    Now that's something to be mad about.
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    Re: The Premiere Sucked at the End

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill
    This event was designed to have the 5 big guys (Verbinski, Bruckheimer, Knightly, Bloom, and Depp) all be able to meet and sign with every guest who wanted an autograph or photo. It took much longer than expected because the carpet was long, and it didn't go as planned. Red carpets, hit or miss as they may be, need to be a little more careful when entering Disneyland, and logical thinking promises that if he is signing autographs all the way through the red carpet, he'd continue to sign all the way to the end. It may not have been a written promise, but it was promised by what was happening on the rest of the carpet.
    Where did you get this info? I doubt that johny depp was supposed to sign an autograph for every person that wanted one, he would still be there. lol
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    Wait, the premiere was today??? What is happening tomorrow?


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