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?