For a while now, Disney Parks fans have had plenty of words to say about the vloggers, streamers, TikTokers, and all other variants of social media influencers that are found running around the Theme Parks.
They cheered when Tokyo Disney Resort all but outright banned the practice in 2022. They called out folks filming rides for committing safety violations, and the overall view seems to be that the influencers are committing rude invasions of privacy. Now, this is concerning the filming of random Guests, but what about an official live stream of Magic Kingdom, Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure, EPCOT, and every other Theme Park that Disney Parks streams directly to Disney+?
A question was posed to Disney World’s subreddit, asking, “What niche thing would you do to improve Disney World?”
Webcams in all the parks, at least at the entrances looking in past the gates.
Nothing would make me want to visit WDW more than the FOMO of seeing all those excited people heading in and being able to see/hear the welcome announcements and shows each morning, not to mention those signature entryway music loops.
Oh man… I’d just leave it
streaming in the backgroundhooked up to my veins all day while I worked.
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The replies to her idea were all positive, with a few surprised Disney Parks had not already started this practice. Fans already listen to the Park background music while they work and watch the official ride-along videos and Fireworks performances Disney Parks has posted to YouTube over the last three years. Imagine being able to log into Disney+ and get a live stream of Main Street, U.S.A., and Cinderella Castle from the live stream camera kept on the train station platform.
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Would-be Disney World Guests should also remember that Disney is arguably within their rights to begin live streaming the daily events in their Theme Parks. Under “Company Rights,” on the Walt Disney World Resort website, it states,
“We may photograph, film, videotape, record or otherwise reproduce the image and/or voice of any person who enters the Walt Disney World Resort, and use the same for any purpose without payment to any person.”
Perhaps it really does come down to the difference between one’s likeness being shared through official channels and one’s actions unknowingly videoed and shared by random strangers.
What do you think?
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