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12 Troubling Facts About Disney’s Parks

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Disney World sells tickets for VIP tours for a lot of money

The tours offer visitors an official guide, transportation between parks, and priority for rides, leaving people with regular tickets to wait. The bad news? The tours cost $425 to $750 per hour for one to ten people, with a seven hour minimum. That doesn’t include admission to the park – and a 15%-20% tip is customary.

Visitors sometimes spit at characters

According to the Orlando Sentinel, cast members are sometimes subject to spitting and screaming customers.

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Some Disney employees have been homeless

According to a report titled “Working for the Mouse,” in 2018, 11% of Disney workers had been homeless at some time in the previous two years.

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Disneyland was sued for low wages

Last year, some 25,000 Disneyland employees sued the company for paying them less than the local minimum wage. A judge dismissed the case.

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Disney laid off thousands but reinstated executive pay

Disney thinks so little of the job security of its theme park workers that when it laid off more than 30,000 of them in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, management continued to be compensated and Disney had billions of dollars in the bank.

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