Fans Speak Out Against “Capitalist Dystopian Nightmare” of Disney World

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Another day another frustrated Disney fan. Criticism being levied at the Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney World Resort, and Disneyland Resort is certainly not new. Whether for bad Guest behavior, long wait times, frustration with the retheming of classic attractions (yes, we’re talking about Splash Mountain), or even with the recent criticism that was aimed their way because of their celebration during Women’s History Month in Walt Disney World Resort. And now, there’s another one added to the list. One Guest shared their Walt Disney World frustrations, calling the Theme Park experience a “capitalist dystopian nightmare.

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Magic Kingdom Park, Walt Disney World Resort/Courtesy of Disney

Recently, one Disney fan’s post caused a notable discussion online when they posted sharing their experience planning for a Disney vacation. As the Guest shared, they were planning a vacation with their sisters and put together a set of rules for the trio to follow while on vacation at Walt Disney World Resort in order to get the most out of their trip.

Some of the examples included “no sleeping in past 8 a.m. (rope dropping ), wear sneakers only (due to a lot of walking), etc,” which most Disney Fanatics would know are often a normal part and parcel of going to Disney World. However, this caused friction between the sisters, and now the OP’s vacation might be in jeopardy. It’s important to note that this post was not in the Walt Disney World subreddit, rather was in an AITA subreddit.

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

The post was open to the general Reddit community who choose to be a part of the subreddit and perhaps because of that, a lengthy discussion came to pass about whether this was a fair move on the part of the OP. Many argued that this was late for Disney, countering the points of some users that 8 a.m. while on vacation was simply too early.

Reddit user and Disney Guest u/ItsMeNikki shared, “I love me some Disney, but the parks have become a capitalist dystopian nightmare. If every minute of the trip to the park isn’t planned out, you don’t really get to “max out” the experience without paying out the nose.”

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World Resort/Courtesy of Disney

These Walt Disney World frustrations are certainly not new. Fans have expressed them before while sharing their woes about the Disney Genie suite, Genie+ or Lightning Lane, or even the over-crowded reality of the Parks. But it’s certainly feedback worth noting—something that Disney consistently insists they’re doing.

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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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