Adult Disney Fans Have No Idea How Ridiculous They Are
Slate has gotten a ton of reader feedback
following their trip to Disney World last month. Most of the angry readers are pissed off that Slate would dare disrespect the "Disney Experience." One Disney zealot chimed in to say that they felt Slate piece was a major injustice on the order of the Iraq War: "Disney without advanced planning compares to, I don't know ... attending a sporting event without knowing the rules? ordering an invasion of another country without being sure of the objective?"
Amazingly, the Slate feature turned up lots of other folks who feel questioning the Disney ethos is pure evil, so we've got plenty more crazy cultish quotes after the jump.
One woman who posted to Slate's messageboards said that Disney helped her cope with her job and asked: "Does it hurt to be a child for a few days even when I am actually 55 years old?" Actually yes, that can be very unhealthy! Another lady exemplified the sentiment felt by the indignant Disney fans when she dismissed the Slate piece, saying: "If a guest has a bad or boring time [at Disney World], it is pretty much their own darn fault."
However, there was another person whose reasons for Disney devotion make perfect sense to me. He began his response to Slate with: "As a gay man..." Say no more honey, of course you love Cinderella's magical kingdom. What queen doesn't want to be a princess? For gays guys and children Disney is paradise, and for many parents it's a necessary evil, but the whining at Slate only has me more convinced than ever that adults who obsess over Disney World are out of their minds.