Banned Disney Ear Creator Used Annual Pass Discount to Resell Merchandise

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Christopher Martin has reportedly broken more than one Disney rule to find himself in his current predicament. More information about the ear creator who has been at the center of Disney Parks news recently for being on the receiving end of a lawsuit from Disney and being banned from Walt Disney World Resort, despite being an Annual Passholder, has come to light. It turns out the Martins have done more than simply sell merchandise that violated trademark law. And now, more details about the banned Disney ear creator have been revealed.

Ear Maker Banned From Disney

Christopher Martin has been sued by the Walt Disney Company for violating trademark law / Courtesy of Sparkling Dreamers Instagram / Christopher Martin

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On March 10, 2023, Chris Martin was officially banned from Walt Disney World Resort, and the creator live-streamed himself being walked out of the Disney Park while visiting the Magic Kingdom. As Disney Fanatics know, Martin was banned on the pretext of “Annual Passholder violations.”

Martin, however, believed it was retaliation on Disney’s part for the creator’s actions.

Sparkling Dreamers Disney Ears

Mickey Ears / Credit: Sparkling Dreamers Instagram

However, per new evidence that has come to light, it seems Martin might well have done more than was first apparent to warrant Disney’s ire. Numerous reports from Martin’s viewers explain that he was attempting to sell his merchandise on Main Street U.S.A. and would use the discount that he had, courtesy of his Annual Pass, to buy merchandise that he would then resell to his followers for a marked-up price.

Tree of Life, Disney's Animal Kingdom

Tree of Life, Disney’s Animal Kingdom/Courtesy of Disney

All of this comes after Disney’s December 2021 cease-and-desist letter, which the Walt Disney Company claims Martin ignored. Rather than surrendering the merchandise that violated trademark laws, Martin reportedly tried to use promotions and sales to sell the merchandise faster. Per the Walt Disney Company, they didn’t want the case to have escalated as far as it has thus far.

In the meanwhile, Martin has made clear his plans to visit the Disneyland Resort soon—he’s also a Magic Key holder—and it remains to be seen whether he will be allowed to do so.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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