Orlando Attorney Writes Column To Blast Disney For Being Woke

Clark County prosecutor Jonathan Vanboskerck has an issue with Disney. Namely, he can’t handle the company’s “wokeness.”

How little does Vanboskerck like it? Enough that he wrote an entire column about it for the Orlando Sentinel.

Vanboskerck wrote that he and his family have been lifelong Disney fans. They visit the theme parks. They take cruises. They watch the movies. But the company’s politics have him now questioning everything.

“Unfortunately, I am strongly rethinking our commitment to Disney and, thus, Orlando,” Vanboskerck wrote. “The more Disney moves away from the values and vision of Walt Disney, the less Disney World means to me.

“Disney is forgetting that guest immersion is at the core of its business model. When I stand in Galaxy’s Edge or Fantasyland, I know I am in a theme park but through immersion and my willingness to set the real world aside, something magical happens.”

Vanboskerck went on to lament Disney’s recent decision to more or less remove traditional family values — the values that used to be at its very core — and replace them with things only accepted by one side of the political aisle.

“More broadly, like many corporations, Disney has been politicizing its business,” Vanboskerck wrote. “Full disclosure: I am a Christian and a conservative Republican, so the people who run Disney and I do not see eye to eye.

The full column is well worth a read. You can check it out here.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. I could not agree more. Disney’s “magic” was it’s ability to create and support the illusion. You left the world behind and immersed yourself in a silly, fun place for a while. Disney has let the “real world” in and, as a result, destroyed the illusion.

  2. If you get past the whole illusion of Disney…it’s basically a company that’s full of pedos, homos, and human sacrificers. They were never family values…that was the illusion.

  3. Walt’s whole goal was to provide a way for customers to enter a world from their childhood, full of joy, goodness, laughter and excitement. It was to be a place to be a child, not a place to have to adult with woke employees who are now free to “express their individuality.”

  4. Given how outrageously expensive it is to go to Disney parks, a lot of people who used to go to them to get away from partisan politics will vote with their feet and decide that Disney’s capitulation to the woke mob is the last straw and a good reason to simply stop going there.

  5. I’ve spent about $15k with Disney in my lifetime taking kids on vacations. Admittedly, some of that was flight cost, but the majority went to Disney hotels, restaurants and theme parks. The last time I went was 2017 with my kids. We genuinely enjoyed it all the times we went.

    One day maybe my kids will give me grandkids, but you can bet your ass they won’t be going to Disney World.

  6. I have lived in Orlando for 25 years and in the Central Florida area in general since 1983. I hate Disney. I don’t like most of the folks who I know that work there. I don’t like the people who drive around with little Mickey Mouse toppers on their car antenna. That company is a total bitch to try and do any kind of business with, they treat local small vendors like crap and their employees are arrogant. But I do appreciate all of you who come down here to my home town and leave all sorts of your hard earned cash behind.

  7. This letter needs to be followed up by thousands more just like it. Steps like these are how people let companies know that politics should not play a role in business. Alienating and losing at least half of your customer base is bad for the bottom line, and given the partisan nature of the media, it is individuals that must make companies aware.

  8. You can read some woke douchebag’s response without paying for the site. Their reply is pretty typical, “perpetuating sexism and racism hinder that sense of escapism.” Of course they are too self unaware to realize that when you view everything through the lens of race and oppression, then everything will seem that way.

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