American Moms Say No To Disney World

It's about time.

Conservative writer and mom Bethany Mandel has come to realize what this writer and others have known for decades: Disney is a creepy overpriced out of touch retro cartoon park that caters to very little kids and their PC parents. Anybody else who goes? Well, let’s just say they have lots of issues and leave it at that.

Mandel: “Kids, we’re going to Disney World!” My husband and I made the announcement early last month. And now here we are, two highly political parents working in conservative media, watching Disney openly stake their position on issues we, as parents, care deeply about, namely the sexualization of children and childhood.

In leaked video released by CRT activist journalist Chris Rufo, we see Disney executives proudly explain in an all-hands staff meeting, “In my little pocket of Proud Family Disney TVA, the showrunners were super welcoming . . . to my not-at-all-secret gay agenda,” executive producer for Disney Television Animation Latoya Raveneau said in a leaked video obtained by journalist Christopher Rufo.

“Maybe it was that way in the past, but I guess something must have happened . . . and then like all that momentum that I felt, that sense of ‘I don’t have to be afraid to have these two characters kiss in the background…I was just, wherever I could, adding queerness,” Raveneau added. “No one would stop me, and no one was trying to stop me.”

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Karey Burke, president of Disney’s General Entertainment Content, pledged to drastically alter the makeup of its characters, with at least 50 percent of its characters being LGBTQ or racial minorities by the end of the year.

My kids have taken a lot of hits for my political beliefs over their lives. Some might argue (myself included) that there have been too many. They’ve lost friendships when parents wouldn’t associate with us anymore, they changed teachers in a pottery class this week because the first teacher required masks and I believed it important to draw a line in the sand when it comes to masking low-risk children in low-risk settings two full years into COVID. So, I wasn’t going to take away a promised Disney trip because of these leaked admissions.

And then I priced out the tickets for our family of seven. The youngest two of our five children are still free, but the total for four days of just park admission is over $2,550. That’s not counting food, airfare, or the hotel. Just to walk into the parks for half a week is more than our mortgage. If we stay on site, that’s five figures. Quite literally, we could go to Europe cheaper. Why visit Epcot’s France when we could just visit France?

I had a realization when I ran those numbers. It became clear that my family isn’t the target audience for Disney any longer. My single girlfriends who visit Disney parks multiple times a year can actually afford to go. Our (admittedly large) family? Not so much…

Disney has chosen to honor the creative direction driven by a hyper-woke elite subset of their California offices. Time will tell how much the rest of us, wholesome American families, will take our money elsewhere. But I wouldn’t go buying Disney stock, that’s for sure.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 months ago

Disney heiress Is IN ON Woke at Disney

John Merrill
John Merrill
2 months ago

Americans should just boycott everything Disney. Disney seems to not care about the normal everyday family. And should Americans be told how to educate their children by a big company. And should we give up our family values because of Disney. No. Maybe if enough people say no to them. And It cut into their profits. Maybe then they will think twice about implementing a agenda that majority of Americans dont want. So we just have to stay the course and dont give in to them.

2 months ago

May Disney reap in full the rewards of their immoral productions and all their attempts to promote sexual deviancy in children. Divest of Disney – simple Strategy – major benefits to children of the entire World.

2 months ago

For $2500 buy a nice canoe, take a trip to a nice lake, camp and teach the kids something useful. The whole bill might not be $2500 so a dinner out to celebrate. They’ll remember that a lot more positively than standing in line at Disney for a 90 second ride.