SNL zings Disney, Fastpass in opening sketch

January 26, 2020, 12:47 PM · Did you catch this week's Saturday Night Live? Adam Driver hosted, and the episode included some jokes and references for Disney and theme park fans.

The show opened with a sketch about the impeachment trial, which ended up with Alan Dershowitz (played by SNL veteran - and Epcot Cranium Command voice actor - Jon Lovitz) in hell. Kate McKinnon played the Devil, who took credit for Disney's Fastpass. Watch (the joke's at the 4:50 mark):

"Frankly, a lot of stuff in Orlando started out right here in hell," McKinnon's Satan said.

Driver also reprised his bit as Star Wars' Kylo Ren on 'Undercover Boss,' this time playing an intern named Randy. And there's a Blue Milk joke in there, too.

Let's open the comments for you to share some of your favorite theme park jokes from TV.

Replies (6)

January 26, 2020 at 1:06 PM

Not strictly theme parks, but Disney compiled what it thinks are the best Disney references in The Simpsons:

January 27, 2020 at 2:00 AM

South Park skewered Fast Pass almost twenty years ago with Cartmanland, “I get in a line to get in another line”. I think SNL showed the general public is fed up with MDE and FP+ as much as theme park insiders.

January 27, 2020 at 11:09 AM

I love it when there are times things that I think only we hardcore theme park fans are bothered by make it to something so broad-based as an SNL sketch. This was hilarious.

January 27, 2020 at 2:29 PM

Maybe one day there will be enough of a consensus in the public eye that FP is a detriment that it will force Disney to kill it.

January 27, 2020 at 11:23 PM

Saturday Night Live criticizing Disney theme parks? Well its better synergy than just having them go to Universal Studios. And hate Trump all you want, the Universal episode of the Apprentice was a great combination of theme parks and television, much more so than the Disney World commercials disguised as episodes of ABC sitcoms.

January 28, 2020 at 6:12 AM

AngryDuck, have you seen the Unofficial Guide books on Orlando? They are one of the most comprehensive tourist guides that are in bookstores. I can come up with better plans for my day and I am not necessarily a fan, but the general public purchases those and it has interviews of people. It has scathing criticisms of FP+. That is evidence of consensus. Understand, I like FP. I don’t like FP+. I think Disney is well aware of a consensus against it. I promise you they have polled people familiar with all systems and are aware of the negativity and choose to keep it. For one reason is that it was a major investment for the company and they don’t want to walk it back. Another is that it is convenient for them. While years ago this would have never have been a factor for the company, it is now. Also, despite the frustrations, people are still showing up. Now they simply realize they can capitalize on the long lines by upcharge events with early morning hours.

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