Disney World Faces Backlash as Theme Parks Now Deemed “Offensive”

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Disney World Guests are making complaints about several different Disney World attractions saying they need to go.

The history of Disney World dates back to the early 1960s when Walt Disney envisioned a larger and more elaborate version of Disneyland, his original theme park in California. Walt Disney World comprises four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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Disney World includes iconic Disney attractions such as Pirates of the Caribbean, “it’s a small world,” Jungle Cruise, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Soarnin’ Around the World, It’s Tough to be a Bug!, and many other attractions.

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In response to a Tweet that wanted to see major changes to Peter Pan’s Flight, including the removal of the portrayal of Native Americans in the ride, Chuck on Twitter made a post in which he called out several rides that could be considered “offensive” depending on how far you’d be willing to push the line.

The first attraction he wrote about is Pirates of the Caribbean, saying that pirates were murderers and horrible. Second was Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Third was Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park as a whole, in which they stated the whole theme park could be removed. Lastly, they mentioned the iconic Disney attraction Dumbo the Flying Elephant, saying this attraction should be removed due to it suggesting that riding elephants is okay.

Pirates need to go too , pirates were horrible murders not fun… snow white needs to ditch the dwarves not a cute thing as depicted, animal kingdom itself has to go , animals need to be free not in zoos, Dumbo suggests riding elephants is acceptable, it is NOT. Much work to do.

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This Tweet was most likely posted in jest, but it does speak to the current landscape of how some view attractions or offerings at Walt Disney World Resort.  Disney World most likely will not remove these attractions as they are iconic, and some have been around since Walt Disney himself created Disneyland in California.

Do you feel like any of these attractions are not acceptable for Guests?

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.