Every opinion is valid… well, almost every opinion!
The Disney Parks are magical and miraculous places for fans to go and live out their Disney fantasies in the real world. There truly is no place that brings people together the same way that Disney does; the fanbase has a sense of camaraderie and understanding that is hard to find anywhere else.
Whether it is “Pixie Dusting” other Guests or Cast Members or sharing a magical moment with fellow fans, there is an overall sense of harmony among Disney lovers at the Park. However, when it is time for the Mickey Mouse Ears to come off, Disney fans are the first to tell you how they really feel...
A Fanbase With No Lack of Opinions
Obviously, every Disney fan loves Disney; however, most fans are also highly critical of the company, movies, and Parks as well. Everyone has their own unique preferences when it comes to Disney Parks, but sometimes, having too strong of an opinion can leave you feeling like there are knives at your head.
Disney theme park fan and X user @GratThemeParks joked at this concept with their latest Tweet, saying, “What Disney Parks opinion puts you in this situation?”
And boy, oh boy, the responses did not fail to ruffle some feathers.
One fan expresses their disdain for a beloved Park treat, the Dole whip.
Dole Whips are the most overrated theme park snack of all time 👏👏👏 https://t.co/ZWAop7ga9H
— 🎃 Spooky Scary SkeleSkye 🎃 (@SkyeFall88) October 7, 2023
Another Tweet takes a jab at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort.
hollywood studios is so boring and thematically bankrupt that it should be priced as a half-day park lol https://t.co/E7K17LTajJ
— raquel 🌱 (@raquelcalvoo) October 6, 2023
Another points a finger at a main EPCOT attraction.
Frozen ruined the Norway Pavilion https://t.co/TpT7p9jqUO
— Jason (@jgmarinara) October 6, 2023
It’s not just Walt Disney World Resort getting the heat; Disneyland Resort revived criticism as well. One user shared their sadness over the removal of a Bugs Land in Disney California Adventure. The area was replaced by the Avengers Campus.
removing a bugs land for avengers campus was the worst thing ever and ill always be mad about it https://t.co/WLOBujZooG
— not enemies (@xbane1998x) October 6, 2023
Multiple posts discuss not enjoying the large amount of Star Wars attractions within the Parks. While Galaxy’s Edge has been a pretty successful endeavor for Disney overall, many theme park fans do not think that that intellectual property meshes well with the rest of the Disney Parks.
I don’t care about Star Wars and think it’s a bummer that there’s so much real estate dedicated to it at WDW. https://t.co/x1dSdcFqJh
— jelly mom (@Minnothebunny) October 6, 2023
And last but certainly not least, this user makes their bid for a tantrum-free Park.
This goes for all theme parks, but if your child is still young enough to throw tantrums, don't take them to theme parks. They prob won't even remember it, and you'll waste time and money on shit the kid will soon never use again, plus it annoys everyone else. https://t.co/XTrBwaAiHU
— Greyson/Hyde (@bxmb0core) October 6, 2023
Are Any of These Attainable?
While some of these ideas are pretty unrealistic (nice try on the child-free Park idea), others may provide valid feedback for the Walt Disney Company as a whole. After all, it is the fans who are paying for the Disney Park tickets, so their opinion is valid to Disney.
As always, these conversations are good to have because Disney fans love to dream about making the Parks a better place. While most of these posts were made with comical intent, it is still interesting to see all of these opinions stated like this. What is your controversial Disney opinion?