Tracy Caruso: From What I Can Tell, Disney World is Woke No More
My husband and I went to Disney because it was our wedding anniversary, and that’s where we were married, and I’m happy to report that on this trip Walt Disney World is woke no more.
We have all seen the political correctness and political stance that corporate America started taking several years ago. Everyone from Ben & Jerry’s to Paypal has had something to say about everything. I don’t get it. I use my American Express card to pay for stuff and to enjoy membership rewards. I could care less how their corporate culture “feels” about anything, and corporate America is finally beginning to see that no one else cares, either.
If you haven’t figured it out, companies want to do what’s best for their bottom line. It seemed for a period that “woke life” was the way to stay with the times and make money, but as Disney learned, they were wrong.
According to the NY Post,
“Investor appetite for woke corporatism has limits and usually begins with a declining share price. For years the “House of Mouse” was the epicenter of political correctness. Investors ignored this circus because Disney’s stock soared.”
Fast forward, and that’s starting to change. CEO Bob Iger retired in 2020, replaced by Bob Chapek, whose woke agenda failed. Disney opposed Ron DeSantis and the Florida legislature’s parental rights law, dubbed by critics as the “don’t say gay” bill. It backfired, and Disney lost their tax-exempt status.
The former CEO came back, and as the famous Disney Aladdin song says, it’s “a whole new world.”
Disney’s clientele is primarily families from middle America who want their kids to enjoy Disney’s magical “dreams do come true” world. They have no interest in exposing their kids to anything about sexuality or gender ideology.
My husband and I got married at Disney eight years ago. I wasn’t sure about returning for our anniversary weekend because the wokeness just took the fun out of everything I love about Disney, but we went, and it turned out to be fabulous.
When we got to our hotel, I immediately noticed that things had returned to normal. My husband was handed a Mickey Mouse key, and I was given Minnie. With relief, I knew that Disney could tell the difference between a man and a woman.
Who knew that a hotel room key could have a political agenda?
The Magic Kingdom turned out to be just as magical as ever. I saw families smiling and enjoying themselves. The last thing we did at the kingdom was to go to the hall of presidents. This is a theater where they present a show about all U.S. presidents using animatronics. At one point, they spotlight each president and state his name.
When they got Republican Donald Trump, the audience broke out in applause; when they got to Democrat Joe Biden, crickets.
That tells you who is going to Disney and what a wonderful world it is. I will wear my Mouse ears with Florida pride.
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