Don't mean to bump, but yes...my g/f and I arrived around 9:30-9:45 and APD were directing everyone through Disneyland Dr. to the Simba Lot.
The park wasn't even open for an hour...but this is probably the second time I"ve seen this happen recently. We went on Saturday (which wasn't bad but still pretty crowded) but we parked at Toy Story since it's a little more convenient with the shuttle buses.
In conclusion, we were able to do the Minnie and Friends breakfast and get on Star Tours and Space Mtn. (despite a 20 minute breakdown which sent a lot of impatient people packing) and after that, we gave up. We're passholders so we just said "we'll be back another day..."
Not sure if it had anything to do with the Super Bowl either...
As of 6/15, Merida is now my favorite Princess...Sorry, Cinderella. Thanks for the memories.