For Disney Gay Pass holders, it’s a tough time to be a fan

Plows, who is originally from New Zealand, cares so much because Disney is such a big part of his life. she and his wife had an “Up” themed wedding and named their dog Loki after the character from Disney’s Marvel franchise.

It only took one trip to the park at the age of 7 to convince her that one day she would be “the manager of Disneyland”. adult, she chose to move to Los Angeles largely because of its proximity to Disneyland.

As she struggled to adjust to life in Los Angeles, Plows’ therapist recommended that she get an annual pass. each time Plows went to a session after a weekend at the park, the therapist noticed that she seemed more at ease, almost buoyed by the experience until the next visit to Anaheim.

“I think going to the park resets my nervous system. It’s a safe space,” Plows said. “You go there and you can hold your partner’s hand. do that in the real world because I never know what people are thinking.

“You never know if you’re going to be judged or a victim of a hate crime one way or another,” Plows said. “At Disneyland, you feel like everyone there is in a safe environment and everyone is loving towards their neighbor.”

When Plows found out about Disney’s donation to supporters of the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, she was so disappointed that she unsubscribed from Disney+, the company’s streaming service, and canceled her subscription to ESPN, which the company owns.

She and his wife were waiting for the COVID-19 situation to improve before getting passes again, but she also put those plans on hold; Divesting from Disney, even on a personal level, could pack a punch, she thought.

“Gays are everywhere at Disneyland — and not just on Gay Days,” Plows said, referring to the unofficial, multi-day “holiday” in the parks when LGBTQ+ Disney fans hang out.

“And they’re gay people with, quite frankly, a lot of disposable income that we spend at Disney,” she said. “We are one of the most loyal fanbases out there, so this recent controversy was a big misstep.”

A week later, Plows said she was relieved by Chapek’s change of course and the announcement that the company would stop donating to political campaigns in the state of Florida. In the future, she would prefer that they stop contributing to Republican or Democratic lawmakers if it could avoid controversies like this again.

benny madsena gay actor from Los Angeles who was a cast member at Disneyland, also considers himself an “adult Disney”.

But this recent political debacle — along with less than satisfactory conditions at the park since the pandemic — has him debating whether to renew his magic key this year. (The Magic Key is Disneyland’s new reservation-based annual pass program in Anaheim. Since the program’s introduction in August 2021, many Magic Key holders have complained that they have been locked out in favor of purchasers daily passes.)




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