According to the OC Register’s Around Disney blog:
We at Around Disney didn’t find out until later that the Jonas Brothers were going to be signing copies of their new book, “Burning Up: On tour with the Jonas Brothers,” at Disneyland this morning, but they were there.
Disney spokesman John McClintock said the semi-secrecy was on purpose. The Jonas Brothers didn’t want to appear before the media, just the approximately 250 screaming tween girls that were allowed access to the Disney-sponsored youth pop outfit.
The signing wasn’t all fun for the girls and their parents who didn’t get the requisite arm band needed for access to the young heart throbs, though.
We at the Register took a few phonecalls this morning from irate parents demanding that justice be served against the few unscrupulous mothers who rushed ahead of the security guards after 1 a.m., when the girls started lining up (the event was at 11 a.m.)
“They lined up behind the security guard at 1 a.m. and were going to be at the front of the line,” said Cheryl Sullivan, the mother of a 13-year-old who tried to get to the book signing. “All of a sudden, these moms hauled … out of the bushes and they all got bracelets and we got none.
“Some of these moms decided they wanted to try to teach their children to cheat at Disneyland,” she said.
McClintock said fans attending limited-admission events surrounding teen stars at the park tend to get a little cutthroat.
“That doesn’t entirely surprise me,” McClintock said. “They’re only going to be there for a limited time, so there are going to be people who came out very early who aren’t going to get access.”