The darker side of Disney
Few tourism operations are as adept at parting people from their hard-earned cash as Disney. But with questions beginning to be raised about the welfare of its huge workforce, there are increasing signs that the entertainment giant may soon be held to account
It’s exhausting, overwhelming, and very definitely overpriced. $177 for a one-day pass that allows you to visit both theme parks. Between $20 and $35 for parking. $25 for a pair of fake Minnie Mouse ears. $12 for a burger.
Disneyland is the gateway drug to forced jollity. It is to children what Las Vegas is to adults. The same desperate air of “Are we having fun yet?”. The same ruthless determination to separate harassed parents from every last...
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