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Superfan Mourns Disney’s Shift From “Magic” To “Wokeness”

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A Disney theme park superfan wrote a scathing op-ed in the Orlando Sentinel declaring that “wokeness” is ruining the Disney experience. 

Jonathan Vanboskerck takes yearly family vacations to Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and takes a Disney Cruise every one to two years. The fan claims that Disney’s shifting political priorities have broken the magic of “immersion” at the famous theme park. More


23 Comments on Superfan Mourns Disney’s Shift From “Magic” To “Wokeness”

  1. I had one go all kitten with a wire tail the other day because I refer to her and her ilk as left wing shitfingers. I had to explain to the shift for brains that if they didn’t turn everything they come in contact with to shit it would be inappropriate, but given the evidence it is entirely justified.

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  2. I tell my friends with kids, nieces, nephews, grandkids that when they take them to Disney whatever, don’t let them look up. That spoils the fun. When you look up, you see the gears, the pipes, the wires, the bored employees looking down at the customers… lol!

    When I was young, I would go with my little sister or my jr high school friends. One day we were at the Small World ride and we were eye-rolling and laughing at the sappy song and as I happened to look up, I saw the pipes and wires and employees. Like, I really saw them. Not just a quick glance like other times. At that moment, I remember thinking, “Oh, I can’t come here anymore.” And then the whole day was weird because I couldn’t stop looking for pipe, wires, employees on every ride. lolol.

    It’s kinda funny, you know when something’s make-believe but you try to ignore it, but at some point you just can’t ignore it anymore.

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  3. On the other hand, I never have to go to the “Happiest Place on Earth” again! What will I do with all the money I save???!

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  4. I dread the day Disney gives Mikey a make over and liberates Minnie from her gender role. Goofy and Donald Duck won’t stand a chance when that day comes.

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  5. TONY

    It would have been even more when I was a kid. 3 “E”tickets cost 2 (awe, dos) cartons of cigs. “ticket book” cost 6csrtons of cigs! I can get in on sat today for 1.5 and on Tues for only 1 carton!

    Not only am I old but my wife (5 th grader then) was there 7/17/55. OPENING DAY. IT WAS 11Y. ASFPHALT IN STREETS MELTED!

    dI am old

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  6. They screwed with GI Joe and turned him into Gee I Don’t Know and now they’re making Gentle Ben anatomically correct and calling him Genital Ben…

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  7. When I was stationed in Japan, I won tickets to Tokyo Disneyland from AFRTS. That was enough for me

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  8. Yeah. Seen Disney as going on the downhill skids when (a decade ago? more?) it was reported that Disney would hire (illegals? carded?) “immigrants” to work in the parks, instead of hiring local teenagers for seasonal work.

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  9. Back in the early 1970s when stationed in Los Angeles, I went to Disneyland several times. They would have federal employees specials for $4 or something like that or you could sometimes get a $3 or $4 add on to an Angels baseball ticket. Sometimes they would include big bands like Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Doc Severenson at no extent cost.

    Still, it always seemed so artificial. I preferred Knotts Berry Farm.

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  10. Wiredog1837, when/where were you stationed in Japan, if you don’t mind me asking. I was there in mid 70s, Yokota AFB. (Military brat)

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  11. I grew up with Kings Island and Cedar Point in Ohio. Never saw the point of going to Disneyland. I finally did go as an adult to Epcot in Florida and Disneyland in California. I dunno. Too crowded, too expensive. No sense of magic for me.

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  12. an ol exjarhead : I still remember when all the Disney employees (that you could see) were young, blond, good looking and tanned. The last time I was there (5 or 6 years ago) they were all older, mostly over-weight, and disproportionately minorities. And the place was so crowded you could hardly move. Speaking of ticket books, growing up, we had drawers full of A, B, and C Tickets that we never used. The D and E tickets went fast back in the day when the lines weren’t too long.

  13. Illustr8r
    APRIL 24, 2021 AT 4:27 PM
    “I grew up with Kings Island and Cedar Point in Ohio.”

    …Kings Island was the bomb when Taft Broadcasting owned it. Well themed, clean, thrill rides when you wanted them and slow rides when you didn’t, and ALWAYS capped by the Firestone Air Show complete with parachutists and biplane dogfights with ACTUAL biplane.

    …still OK with Paramount, but the Cedar Fair version is pretty meh…

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  14. Tony R
    Yes, back in early 1970s Disneyland employees were young, clean, and neat. They looked like they could meet military grooming standards.

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  15. Kings Island in Cincinnati! Haven’t been since my son was young. But, they were not “woke”. Don’t know about now. They did have some of the best roller coasters ever. The Beast in particular(wooden). The Vortex was pretty gnarly for a metal coaster. They also had one called The Outer Limits Flight Of Fear. All enclosed, dark as a mineshaft. The best thing about it was the launch. If I remember, it was 0 to 60 in less than 2 seconds! Epic fun!

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