Disney’s dreams shattered
Ever since I was a little girl, I couldn’t wait to have a family of my own and to be able to make memories with them at Disney World. Although I never got to experience Disney as a child, I’d always heard wonderful things about the parks and the exciting moments people experienced there. I wanted to make my own Disney memories.
A few months after having our first child we headed to Disney. I can still remember the smile on my baby’s face when he saw Mickey Mouse for the first time. The pure love and joy he felt was fully expressed in his smile. I have photos of that day which I will treasure forever. Living a few hours away from Disney allowed us to visit the parks three to four times a year. Even after having more children, we continued to visit the parks. All of my children got to experience what I didn’t as a child. Just as I remember the smile of my first born when he first saw Mickey Mouse, I also remember the smiles of my other children.
A few years later we moved closer to the parks and became annual pass-holders. We looked forward to experiencing Disney magic as often as possible, which is just what we did. We went to Disney almost every weekend. It was our home away from home. We loved the rides, the parades, and meeting our favorite characters—but most importantly, we loved getting to make memories there with our children. I have so many photos of those wonderful days we spent as a family in the parks. We thought of ourselves as a Disney family.
When COVID hit in 2020, we had to cancel our passes which made us sad. We couldn’t wait for the pandemic to end so we could go back to the parks. Unfortunately, in 2021 our home was hit by another pandemic. This time it was one that we never in a million years ever imagined would happen. In fact, we didn’t even know that one like this could exist—our oldest child declared he was born in the wrong body. “I have a boy body with a girl brain”, he said. I was in complete shock. My kid hadn’t shown any signs of discomfort with being a boy. He was always very boyish, loved boy toys and never expressed any discomfort wearing the typical boy clothes.
As I looked into this whole trans movement and where it was coming from, I became aware that more and more children were identifying as trans each day. I also noticed that this agenda was being pushed by people in power. Vulnerable children were being sucked into this “cult”. Then I learned that, not only was the government part of this, so was DISNEY. This may seem an exaggeration to some but finding out that Disney was all pro this movement broke my heart. The place we all thought was pro family was now more focused on LGBTQ pride and pushing this agenda on children.
Disney now wants children to question their sexuality. They put inappropriate messages not only in their movies, but also in their parks. The Disney movies I once watched as a young child are no longer the kind of movies they make today. Disney tries to put a band aid on their position by touting inclusion, but, in reality, they do not care about the children. As a mother who loves her children enough to want to protect them, I no longer support anything Disney.