The 189-page bill removes the ability of landowners to choose members of their board of directors and places limits on who can serve on the borough council. Anyone with experience working at an amusement park or entertainment complex in the past three years will not be eligible for the service.
Critics who have opposed the law in the past have said the bill is less about renovating Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District, a move that would give the governor the power to appoint board members but more about settling the score with Disney.
Splash Mountain is cancelled
Perhaps one of the most controversial topics discussed among the Disney Parks loyal fan base community is that of Splash Mountain’s re-poisoning. First announced in the summer of 2020, it will overthrow the original and somewhat “problematic”. Southern song (1946) and replaced it with a new story based on Disney Animation’s The Princess and the Frog (2009).
Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is set to replace Splash Mountain at Walt Disney World and Disneyland California in late 2024. Here’s a description of the new version of the ride:
Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will take guests on a musical adventure inspired by the beloved story and characters from the fan-favorite movie. As the movie resumes, guests will join Princess Tiana, Nevin and jazz-loving crocodile Louis on an adventure through the bayou as they prepare to host a one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras celebration where everyone is welcome. Along the way, guests will encounter familiar faces, make new friends and travel through the bayou listening to original music inspired by songs from the movie as they are transported to the next chapter of Tiana’s story.”
Despite the announcement of Splash Mountain’s imminent closure, more than 94,000 people signed a petition calling for The Walt Disney Company to stop the change. This pales in comparison to the 21,000 signatures Re-theme Splash Mountain received before the ad was canceled to close the attraction’s historic version.
With such great support for the popular and beloved ride, many are wondering if finally closing the rides at Disney Parks is the right business decision.
Embedded in Disney Animation and Entertainment
Some of the most recent works from Disney Animation Studios and shows included on Disney Plus have featured a wide variety of characters. Modern Disney movies like light year (2022) And Strange World (2022) It featured LGBTQ+ characters and was a huge flop at the box office.
Both films have been called by some the “most exciting” Disney films, as they left an overall bad taste in the tastes of most moviegoers. While Disney has had other successes in and out of animation recently, such as Wakanda Forever (2022) And Avatar: Water Way (2022)And strange world, And Light year It was certainly met with serious financial repercussions. This has already led to a restructuring of the studio.
In addition to the movies, Disney has recently received backlash over one of its latest offerings, The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (2023).
Disney’s efforts to promote representation, diversity, and inclusion on the show seem to have backfired, as a scene in the original Disney Plus reboot shows. The proud family: louder and prouder, has sparked controversy among viewers who claim that Disney continues to promote “Wake Up Trash” and is now adding “anti-white” propaganda to the “children’s show”.
In a clip from Disney Plus, the original show The Proud Family: Loudest and Proud (2022)Share it @cartoonishclaude on TikTok Penny Proud (Kyla Pratt), Dijonay Jones (Karen Malina Whiteand), Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins (Keke Palmer), Myron Lewinski (Marcus T. Paulk), and Zoey Howzer (Soleil Moon Frye) make up raps slamming systemic bias and racism and white supremacy that affects thousands, if not millions, of Americans each year.
While the show was praised earlier this year for its acting and portrayal of autism, the latest clip seems to be sparking anger among viewers once again, calling Disney “woke” and blaming CEO Robert Iger for continuing to promote this type of content.
How should Disney move forward?
The question moving forward will ultimately come down to one thing, unfortunately: money. Disney CEO Bob Iger must make important strategic decisions to reset the company’s culture if it is to remain the world’s leading entertainment and theme park organization. As we approach Disney’s centennial celebration, it will certainly be interesting to see how The Walt Disney Company deals with the “culture wars” in the future.
Do you think Disney should be involved in certain political issues or campaigns? Tell us what you think by leaving us a comment below.