Well, Universal Orlando Resort is back at it again! The Theme Park is neighbor to the giant Walt Disney World Resort in Central Florida and is known for throwing a few punches Disney’s way via social media. But, could the Disney Parks NOT exist in the future? Universal suggests so.
Universal’s Twitter account is one we follow closely as honestly, whoever runs the account is known for their quick wit and pops of humor. When Disney opened EPCOT’s Space 220, Universal joked about its screens. When Disney World launched the Disney Genie, Universal joked about its “why this” feature.
While Disney World doesn’t seem to get involved in the banter with Universal Orlando on social media, it wasn’t too long ago that Disneyland tweeted an out-of-character post about Universal Studios Hollywood costing more. Obviously, the friction between Disney and Universal exists.
So, when Univeral Orlando Resort saw the opportunity to take a jab at Disney World… they went for it! It started with a tweet by @SirBrayden saying, “I seriously wonder if Disney Parks will exist in the future.”
Why the tweet? It’s nothing new to see Disney fans struggle with the way things are in The Walt Disney Company at the moment, and they aren’t afraid to voice it on social media. With fewer perks and upcharges, along with CEO Bob Chapek not having the greatest reputation… well, some Disney fans are struggling with how the future looks for Disney. As Disney has seemingly been struggling, Universal has thrived.
The tweet had several responses, both in agreeance and others disagreeing. One of the most noticeable responses however came from Walt Disney World Resort’s neighboring Theme Park rival, Universal Orlando Resort. Universal jokingly clapped back with “Not after the Great Theme Park Wars of 2067… We’ve already said too much.”
Obviously, the Universal jab is a joke as most of their tweets are. It is however rather interesting that they went out of their way to respond to a random Disney blogger’s tweet just to take a punch at the Disney giant.
What do you think? Will Disney Parks exist in the future? Let us know in the comments.