According to Disney, the words: “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls,” are so offensive they can no longer be said inside the parks system.
What isn’t offensive to Disney: bearded adult men, wearing dresses while checking in little girls for a $200 Disney princess makeover.
People are losing their minds on the interwebs this week over a viral video of a bearded dude checking-in a little girl for her Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique makeover. And rightly so. Before I break down that story, I thought a little bit of background on Disney’s latest woke dumpster fire would be helpful to those deciding whether to plan a trip to the House of Mouse.
Summer vacation season is here! Within a few days my feed will be filled with what seems like every human I know, taking a selfie in front of Cinderella’s castle. And I will be one of them. I have been a dedicated passholder for several years now. I grew up going to the Walt Disney World parks, but never really cared for them until becoming a passholder. I consider myself somewhat of a parks expert. I know them inside and out. I have been hundreds of times in the past five years. My first year as a passholder, I lost count after 123 visits. So, we are talking super nerd, have no life, level of park dedication. In the beginning it was for the kids. It is amazing to see the parks through my children’s eyes. Every trip was a new exciting adventure for them. The rides, music, cast members, characters, bubbles, castle, fireworks, all of it, was truly magical for them and me. Once the kids got a little older, I started seeing the parks differently. My husband and I would use the parks for our date nights. We would ride rides like teenagers and end the night watching Happily Ever After. The landscaping, fireworks, artistry, shows, festivals, strangers we meet… would bring us back for more. EPCOT is my favorite park. It is beautiful.
When you are a stay-at-home mom, you do everything for everyone else all day, every day. I know it sounds crazy, but I enjoy going to the parks alone. Ladies, seriously, you must try it! Before having kids, I wouldn’t even go to a restaurant alone. The first time, it is scary. You think I am such a loser! What am I doing here alone? But once inside, you realize, you need this ‘me time.’ You can eat, watch a show, ride a ride, go to the bathroom alone, look at the landscaping, watch other families fight, giggle to yourself when you hear a mom yell, “if you do that again we are going back to the hotel,” and see kid’s tantrums in their full glory… all on your own time, without a care in the world. It is magical. (Thanks Gramma.) I still go to the parks at least twice a month. I wanted to share a little bit about my Disney background, so you understand I have a lot of personal experience with cast members (CMs) and park policy before and after COVID.
Before COVID the WDW Resort was the gold standard for theme parks. Everything was top notch. The streets were perfectly clean, not a scratch on a handrail or fence post, bathrooms were spotless, the food was decent, everyone was friendly, CMs were always in full character and went out of their way to provide you with a world-class experience. CMs were not allowed to have nail polish, visible tattoos, piercings, heavy makeup, colored hair, facial hair, or jewelry. Men had to have short hair, clean nails, no facial hair and wear men’s costumes when on stage. Women were required to wear female costumes, hair pulled back and clean short nails. Disney employees are called “cast members.” When they are visible to guests, it is considered, “onstage.” So, they are technically acting out a role when working inside the park. When they go behind a door or out of eyesight, that is called, “backstage.”
COVID changed everything for the WDW Resort. Disney experienced, in real time, what people were willing to tolerate in the name of “safety.” It surprised me how people, spending thousands of dollars, were more than willing to follow insane behavior rules which defied all logic and science. People just obeyed and took verbal tongue lashings from teenagers in costumes over masks and physical distancing. It was nuts. One CM got punched in the face after fussing at a celebrity guest who made a joke about COVID. While I do not condone violence, the CM totally deserved it. I always believed Disney’s COVID rules would put CMs in a dangerous position. I was right. CMs developed a God complex. They were given new authority over guests they never had before, and they took full advantage. CMs were no longer whimsical characters, happily playing a role. They became resentful, faceless, masked behavior police. CMs were punched, shoved, spit on, verbally abused and cussed out constantly over how they treated guests during the so-called “pandemic.” CMs behaved differently following reopening. Disney fired more than 30,000 people when the parks closed. When the parks reopened, they had to scramble to re-hire thousands of people. So, the usual new hire training was scrapped to get people costumed and on stage a.s.a.p. The culture totally changed. Walt’s signature ‘Disney Look,’ book was tossed out the Burbank office windows along with decades of successful policy and replaced with policies compliant with the Spirit of the Age. This is when the rainbow jihad really started making progress inside the parks.
When Happily Ever After returned to the Magic Kingdom after reopening, Disney executives decided it was too traumatizing to continue to use its signature phrase before the nightly fireworks show. “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, dreamers of all ages,” was shortened to “dreamers of all ages.” Because in the mind of leftists, excluding world-wide generational cultural norms to pander to a tiny fringe minority of the U.S. population is somehow ‘inclusive.’ Ask Bud Light and Target how well that is working out for them.
Cast Members are no longer allowed to use the terms, “prince,” or “princess,” when referring to guests. They can only refer to us as “friends.” I loved being called a princess at the park. It was part of the emersion of the parks system Walt disney intended.
Other than vocabulary, the biggest cultural change inside the parks is the CM’s Disney Look. They are now allowed to wear men or women’s costumes, show tattoos, nail polish, have long hair, facial hair, jewelry and other personal forms of self-expression. The Walt Disney Co. decided the most important thing for its employees to do while on the clock is to display sexual fetishes via professional attire worn at a children’s park so confused adults can feel better about themselves.
According to Parks Chairman, Josh D’Amaro: “Our new approach provides greater flexibility with respect to forms of personal expression surrounding gender-inclusive hairstyles, jewelry, nail styles, and costume choices; and allowing appropriate visible tattoos. We’re updating them to not only remain relevant in today’s workplace, but also enable our cast members to better express their cultures and individuality at work.”
Don’t you understand? Symbols of who you have sex with, and your preferred sexual fetish are now important “forms of personal expression,” and all Disney is doing is just innocently allowing “greater flexibility,” to display adult’s sexual desires so “dreamers of all ages,” i.e children, can be aware of who you like to bump uglies with.
This week’s viral video comes to us via everyone’s favorite socialist utopia, California. While this was filmed more than 2,000 miles away at Disneyland, I assure you, the gender jihad is just as eternal in Orlando as it is in Anaheim.
Rainbow pride merchandise and gay symbols are everywhere inside the parks. It is not subtle. Photographers even have an option for you to hold a big wooden rainbow Mickey silhouette on a stick in professional pictures. It is getting more in your face every year. But it isn’t just about the merchandise. Mickey has allowed men pretending to be women to represent the brand for years now. Back in 2018, belly dancers would entertain diners at a restaurant in EPCOT’s Marrakesh area. I just happened to be walking by one night, and the dancer inside the restaurant caught my attention. As a former dancer, I was surprised Disney would feature that style of dance inside the parks. I thought it was awesome! However, after watching for a few seconds, I realized the bedazzled dancer gyrating in the traditional two-piece bedlah, was a dude. I couldn’t stop watching. I started looking around the restaurant at the faces of everyone watching. I could tell they were as uncomfortable as I was. It was so jarring to see a man wearing a beautiful costume, with perfect hair and makeup, seductively dancing around families eating dinner. I guess those Imagineers couldn’t find any women willing to shake their hips for tips that night.
A few years ago, the kids and I were waiting in the Fast Pass line for Peter Pan. An obviously depressed, young attractive blonde guy was working the line. He had on a man’s costume, makeup, his long blonde hair pulled back in a ponytail, women’s jewelry and long coffin shaped trans pastel blue acrylic nails. My 5-year-old son kept glaring at the guy. He then innocently asked, “Why does that boy have long blue girl nails?” I responded, “Because his mommy didn’t love him enough to tell him no.” I was angry. Why am I being put in a position to explain to my 5-year-old why a boy is allowed to pretend he is a girl at work. It is outrageously offensive.
Recently, a bearded man in a dress has been spotted working at Animal Kingdom. Last sighting, he was rocking a dress, a large bow in his hair, and a full beard while helping guests load and unload on Everest. A female friend saw a male CM in a dress working in France at EPCOT. The man also had a very large bull-nose style nose ring, large forearm tattoos and a full beard. My friend complained to the section manager. However, the manager’s only concern was regarding the massive animalistic piercing in the dude’s schnoz hole, not the dress, tats or facial hair. One afternoon I was able to snag a reservation at Tony’s inside the Magic Kingdom. The host who escorted me to my table was another bearded man in a dress. Just what I wanted to see while eating my overpriced salty chicken parm.
Now, to Nick’s viral video. The video was posted by a mom on her TIK TOK account. Allegedly her intention was to show how much her daughter loved the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique experience. However, no one cares. The only thing everyone is focused on is the bearded dude in ugly blue eye shadow, wearing a dress, reaching for the little girl’s hand. Before Disney joined in the gender jihad, Nick would have been called, “a fairy god mother in training,” while working at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. However, since we no longer have any female mothers in America or inside Disneyland, CMs must now be called “apprentice.” The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is a ridiculously expensive, but very cool, experience for little girls. Girls would get their hair and makeup done for $100. Then pick out a $100 – $200 dress for a quick photo session with a professional photographer. I would have yanked a girl’s hair out for an experience likethat when I was a little girl! Now I am an adult, and still experience small bouts of jealousy when I see those girls with that signature glittered bun parading around the park.
The video is interesting because it is the first time the general public has seen a male CM, wearing clown makeup and a dress while onstage, in front of children. Disney isn’t putting cast member Nick in all his gay glory in national marketing campaigns. No, Disney saves that crap as a special surprise for unsuspecting families from middle America.
It is easy to see what a news organization’s moral stance is on the subject just by reading the headlines. Some sites are claiming Nick is being celebrated, that he is adored, and parents are coming to his defense. Other sites claim Disney is indoctrinating children, parents are outraged, and Disney is causing controversy. All of them have a bit of truth to them. Some people think this is great. Who cares if a man wants to dress up like a girl? Who is he hurting? Let him be who he wants to be, right?
Is this what we want corporations to teach impressionable children? Are we, as a society, willing to allow these companies to teach young boys they can be girls by putting on their best Tammy Faye Bakker makeup and a dress? Are women really that much of a joke to gay men in America?
This isn’t about “representation,” or “inclusivity.” This is about pushing an agenda on children. Confusing them while forcing an adult man’s sexual fetish on paying guests. On stage isn’t the place for it. You are at work. You are playing a role. There is a reason an adult gay man wants to interact with children dressed that way. It gives him sexual satisfaction. It pleasures him to force middle-class Americans to subject their children to this insanity.
As a company, Disney has decided to openly pass over traditional families to instead woo childless millennials with cash to spend and the gay community. Maybe people have finally had enough. This past Memorial Day weekend the parks were empty. Several news stories were even penned on the historic low crowd levels. I was very surprised at the wait times. I was expecting to see every E-ticket ride at 120+. When I checked, Flight of Passage was only an hour wait! FOP is usually 90 minutes plus every day of the week. Between the economy, the parks massive price hikes and Disney’s new gender jihad, people understand they have better choices when planning a family vacation.
I share all of this with you, not to bash adults who chose to live this type of lifestyle. This is America, you have the freedom to live how you choose. However, you do not have the right to push your sexual fetishes on me or my children. As an American, I have a right and a duty to question abnormal practices when acted out in a shared public setting. While it is technically on private property, Disney has a moral obligation to uphold America’s cultural norms. Respect, representation and inclusion should not mean the transformation, indoctrination and exclusion of traditional American values.