It seems this “Boycott Disney” thing might be reaching new heights.
Though the and Disneyland Resort routinely make the list of the “10 Best ” in the U. S., the most recent list doesn’t include a single Disney –not even . at
According to ‘s 10Best most recent list of domestic , Disney Parks just didn’t make the cut. The list does not include , , EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s . ,
According to the International Association of and Attractions, the North American continent is home to more than 400 and welcomes about 375 million visitors to those each and every year.
Here are the top 10 in the United States, as compiled by USA Today:
- – Orlando, Florida
- Silver Dollar City – Branson, Missouri
- – Mason, Ohio
- Busch Gardens Williamsburg – Williamsburg, Virginia
- Bay – Tampa, Florida
- – Sandusky, Ohio
- Dollywood – Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
- Six Flags – Valencia, California
- – Santa Claus, Indiana
- Hershey – Hershey, Pennsylvania
Universal Studios Orlando is often ranked on the 10Best list in the past, but the 2022 list is devoid of any parks. publishes its list of the top 10 U. S. annually and usually, Disney is a natural contender, as is Universal Studios. But the 2022 list is completely devoid of the word Disney, meaning that not a single at or Disneyland Resort made the list.
Because the list only includes resorts in –specifically in the United States, none of Disney’s overseas parks were included in the list either, whether , , Disneyland Paris, Shanghai Disneyland Resort, or Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. and
Again, not even .
The absence of a Disney on the 10Best list leads readers to wonder if the most recent #BoycottDisney efforts led to the lack of Disney on the list.
While the Disney are full to the brim with Guests, a major boycott is brewing in the background and has been since Disney CEO Bob Chapek first made a public statement denouncing Florida’s passing of the Parental Rights in Education law in late March.
Many groups have called Disney out, accusing the entertainment giant of indoctrinating children on the topics of gender identity and sexual orientation. While “indoctrination” might be taking things a bit far, it is true that recently ended the practice of addressing Guests with “Ladies and Gentlemen” as the company has begun steering clear of titles that assume a person’s sexual identity. and Disneyland
Following the signing of the bill into law, Chapek said that Disney will work to help see that Florida’s new law is repealed. In response, Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis said that Disney’s “woke ideology” could cost Disney its special privileges in Florida.
Since those events, a culture war has been taking place between Disney and Gov. DeSantis, leading many to “take sides,” and while many have sided with Disney, many have taken a side against Disney.
While there’s no way to know whether these events have any bearing on the list, the absence of a Disney-owned theme park is, to put it lightly, noticeable.