Walt Disney World theme parks are reopening. But some fans are roasting the parks' attempt to promote their return.As we've been covering all week, the
It's just too easy, technically, to drop a different soundtrack on a video for some fans to resist the opportunity to go after Disney for reopening while the state of Florida is setting records for the most number of new Covid-19 cases in a single day. I wrote before that Disney should not be blamed for Florida's failure to manage the disease. (And I would 10/10 rather visit Disney than a bar, gym, or movie theater right now.) But Disney World clearly can't escape an association with the horrible news out of its home state.
Fans are editing the "Welcome Home" videos that the Walt Disney World Resort released online to promote the park's reopening. A couple of fans chose to change the commercials into a horror film.
Disney welcome home ad but with Midsommar trailer audio pic.twitter.com/ya2a9HC1Uf— tenani (@Tenani) July 11, 2020
While one decided to reframe the Disney spot with a rival's top IP.
We are ready to welcome guests back to Jurassic Park. ? pic.twitter.com/kHSqTpkWSB— Jurassic Park Updates (@JurassicPark2go) July 12, 2020
But here is what was perhaps the most direct approach for those who think that parks should not be reopening now.
They finally got the Disney World ad right. pic.twitter.com/avy2PUOQXQ— Jimmi Simpson (@jimmisimpson) July 12, 2020
Someone once said that there's no such thing as bad publicity. But I gotta figure that Universal, SeaWorld and all the other theme parks that have reopened are probably happy to have flown under the radar, relative to what Disney is facing right now.Tweet
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