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Disney World Nightmare: Attendance Plummets Despite Massive Discounts

The Walt Disney Company finds itself in a precarious situation, facing both political and financial challenges due to its pursuit of a more “woke” audience. While it would be unfair to attribute all of Disney’s problems to its clashes with Gov. Ron DeSantis or its alignment with the radical left on gender issues, the company’s troubles stem from a combination of hubris and incompetence.

Recent data from Touring Plans, a company that tracks wait times at Disney parks, reveals a decline in average wait times compared to previous years. This unexpected drop has raised questions about the damage done to the Disney brand in recent times. Films like “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” the live-action “The Little Mermaid,” and “Elemental” have incurred significant financial losses. Even the highly anticipated fifth installment of the “Indiana Jones” franchise is projected to fall short of covering its massive budget and marketing costs.

The slump in park attendance during the summer season could extend beyond this period, with no major new attractions on the horizon. While Disney has plans for the reimagination of the Splash Mountain ride and the development of “Frozen” and “Zootopia” attractions in various locations, there may be a hesitancy among families to visit Central Florida with the anticipation of a new theme park opening at Universal Orlando Resort in 2025.

Politics is not the sole factor in Disney’s decline, but many American families now perceive the company as hostile to their values. Consequently, they are voicing their dissatisfaction by avoiding Disney properties and refraining from attending films that were once synonymous with family-friendly entertainment.

Disney’s attempts to attract visitors through promotions and discounts have not been sufficient to repair its damaged image. Issues such as casting choices in the live-action “The Little Mermaid” have further exacerbated the company’s problems. Without a return to a more balanced approach, Disney’s recovery prospects appear dim.

In conclusion, Disney’s woes are a result of a combination of factors, including its shift towards a more politically charged agenda and missteps in decision-making. The declining wait times at its parks and financial losses in film releases underscore the company’s struggles. To regain its standing and appeal to a broader audience, Disney must address the concerns of families who feel alienated by its recent direction.

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