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Fans Disappointed As Disney Announces New Magic Kingdom Attraction

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Last night, Walt Disney World officially announced one of its newest attractions, and naturally, we reported on it as soon as we could!

We briefly touched on some fan reactions, but now that audiences have had more time to digest this new attraction, a consensus is coming to light. Spoiler alert: it’s not very pretty…

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Magic Kingdom is, without a doubt, Walt Disney World’s star theme park. This Disney Park is home to the most magical, quintessential Disney experiences.

Classic attractions such as Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, the Jungle Cruise, the Haunted Mansion, and more call this theme park home.

So, when the most magical Disney Park of all announces a new attraction, Guests don’t expect a “search and smell” scavenger hunt…

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Yes, Magic Kingdom’s upcoming attraction, Smellephants on Parade, will be an experience centered entirely on sniffing different elephants. At least, that’s what we’ve gathered from the limited information in the release.

But the bizarre concept isn’t the key reason why fans are disappointed; it’s the sponsorship.

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Smellephants on Parade will be sponsored by Scentsy, a well-known pyramid scheme or “mlm” (multi-level marketing organization).

Needless to say, fans are incredibly disappointed to hear that Disney will be teaming up with yet another multi-level marketing organization and giving it a place in a Disney Park.

New Magic Kingdom “search and smell” experience sponsored by…an MLM?
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One fan writes, “I was also disturbed by that. Such a weird experience too. I do not want to walk through an exhibit smelling things… and the fact that it’s Scentsy makes it way more unappealing. Yuck.”

Another writes, “So, who in the panel or which higher-up has stock/investments in that MLM.”

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It’s a bit early to tell how the fans genuinely feel, but so far? It’s not looking too good…

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.