As Florida faces the highest single-day spike in confirmed coronavirus cases of any state so far, Disney World has re-opened. The Mickey Mouse wonderland of rides and overpriced merch insists it is safe to go to the park because their whole cheery staff is wearing face masks as would guests. However, one of Disney’s reopening commercial was nightmare fuel that earned immediate backlash from Twitter users.
Here’s the original ad.
@DisneyParksJobs also tweeted the ad on Twitter. However, as many retweeted it with criticisms, the tweet was pulled resulting in many posts like this:
I see we're setting a new bar for "dystopian nightmare" https://t.co/nFlmZ7hj1F— Jason Bailey (@jasondashbailey) July 11, 2020
what the fuck is wrong with americans https://t.co/ATY2Kx2jLW— cel 🍓 (@duooftwo) July 11, 2020
Oh shit! The trailer for Black Mirror season 6 is here! https://t.co/tuez2DhQDW— 🐧 Jesse (@Millenniowl_) July 11, 2020
who wouldve thought that the disney obsessed adults would be the ones to kill us all https://t.co/3IaBsvYVnS— adrian🦔 (@AdrianD9789) July 12, 2020
At least exotic dancers in gas masks made our dystopian capitalist hellscape *look* cool. https://t.co/ttCmuaGH1O— Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko) July 11, 2020
That did little to staunch the backlash.
Well if these guys says it’s safe… pic.twitter.com/zV2BCNLsGa— Phil Lord #BlackLivesMatter #WearAMask (@philiplord) July 11, 2020
The new Disney World ad is seemingly harmless until you realize that it has the sincerity of a hostage victim pic.twitter.com/mDa2Vyr3kP— nick (hoop) (@HoopSwoop) July 11, 2020
watching the disney world reopening video pic.twitter.com/hgYTPc6hXl— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) July 11, 2020
The ad for the new Disney Hospice looks great.— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) July 11, 2020
Looks like disney deleted their terrifying “welcome home” ad but i’m gonna post this anyway pic.twitter.com/fxb0WTrQwh— Fuzzy Slippers (@FuzzyUhSlippers) July 11, 2020
While the ad had been pulled from Twitter, some users had already ripped the video to create parodies that turned it into an outright horror film.
I fixed that "Welcome Home" Disney World commercial pic.twitter.com/IC922aBeCB— Click here to watch Sean Hannity blow an elephant (@tonygoldmark) July 12, 2020
I put the Us trailer audio to the Disney ad pic.twitter.com/ZY6tELcS66— Snore-antine (@TimSatre) July 11, 2020
Disneyland’s grand re-opening ad but with music from THE SHINING pic.twitter.com/1pJeJJwmKf— TODD SPENCE (@Todd_Spence) July 11, 2020
They finally got the Disney World ad right. pic.twitter.com/avy2PUOQXQ— Jimmi Simpson (@jimmisimpson) July 12, 2020
Disney welcome home ad but with Midsommar trailer audio pic.twitter.com/ya2a9HC1Uf— tenani (@Tenani) July 11, 2020
I fixed that apocalyptic Disney AD… pic.twitter.com/cjxb7m6wLx— Ryan Carlos (@OhItsRyan) July 11, 2020
Whoa! Now this is the Disney ad you don’t want to skip! pic.twitter.com/9EizhhEREX— Morgan J. Freeman (@mjfree) July 11, 2020
We are ready to welcome guests back to Jurassic Park. ✨ pic.twitter.com/kHSqTpkWSB— Jurassic Park Updates (@JurassicPark2go) July 12, 2020
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