"Disney adults" criticized online, may be misunderstood

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

It seems a new article or post about a Disney adult goes viral every few weeks, and the comments are always the same, telling them to "grow up," get a real life or use their money to travel abroad instead. They're a beloved subject of hate online — the hashtag #disneyadultsaretheworst has almost 7 million views on TikTok.

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And therefore as a stranger give it welcome.

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Richard Bannister:

how is judging an adult who enjoys My Little Pony any different to judging an adult who happens to like Disney stuff?

I was careful to use a descriptor other than “enjoys” and “like”.

Carousel Rabbit's avatar

We're also talking about Disney "superfans," not people who just "like" Disney.

There really is no difference except what's got more cultural currency. If someone's got a hobby that isn't hurting anyone and you don't understand, that's fine. You don't have to understand other people's hobbies. When I see pictures of people cosplaying as MLP characters, my response isn't "gasp, the horror!" but "I'm glad they're having fun, I'm gonna do something else." I have the same reaction to hardcore model rail enthusiasts.

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Raise your hand if you've heard of John Miller, Prior and Church, Harry Traver, Ed Vettel, Anton Schwarzkoph, or Ron Toomer. ;)

"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza

For Disney Adults:


Poor people need not apply. Though its Disney so that goes without saying.

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I mean, if it didn't end with five days in Orlando. 🙂

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The Florida leg would be even better if it included a Galactic Starcruiser stay.

This trip sold out before going on sale to the general public. So, Disney hates poor people and rich people that have never traveled with Adventures by Disney. (This was the only source I could find for this. I hate linking to entitled Disney blogs, even if this one is one of the less whiny ones.)


If the demand is there I could see this itinerary being offered semi-regularly.

If money were no object and I didn't have a day job – not to mention other responsibilities – I'd have put myself on the waiting list.

ApolloAndy's avatar

That’s true of a lot of stuff.

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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