I was at Disneyland on saturday, November 18th and noticed the absurd method of routing people in a counterclockwise direction around the hub about 30 minutes prior to the start of the fireworks. My family and I were comming down from It's a Small World area and were planning on having dinner at the Plaza Inn. As we approached the area near King Tritons fountain we were being herded towards the right, across the front of the castle, all the way around the hub, down main street a ways and the finally allowed to cross. I understand the need for crowd control and the system they have set up seems to work o.k. in theory. Luckily, thanks to my keen eyes I noticed that we could access the Plaza Inn by taking the pathway that cuts through Tritons fountain and end up near the Buzz Lightyear que then it's a simple walk across the tomorrowland entrance to the Plaza Inn. Well, we tried this and there were all these ropes set up in front of the Astro Orbiter. Bottom line.....these crowd control folks were very determined to get us to walk all the way around the hub. Then we did a very bad thing. We crossed under these ropes and proceeded to flee towards the Plaza Inn like fugitives. We reached our destination, ate a hearty meal and enjoyed the fireworks.
Does anyone else feel that this whole "forced direction" crowd control method is a bit out of control? Like I said I understand the need to control in these situations but come on!