Should Disney World offer a ride educating kindergartners on sexual orientation and gender identity?

“Disney pledges to help repeal Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill” (The Hill):

Disney has pledged to help repeal Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which was signed into law on Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).

The Walt Disney Company issued a statement shortly after the bill was signed on Monday that said, “Florida’s HB 1557, also known as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, should never have passed and should never have been signed into law.”

“Our goal as a company is for this law to be repealed by the legislature or struck down in the courts, and we remain committed to supporting the national and state organizations working to achieve that,” the spokesperson said.

“We are dedicated to standing up for the rights and safety of LGBTQ+ members of the Disney family, as well as the LGBTQ+ community in Florida and across the country,” the spokesperson added.

The bill is set to go into effect on July 1 and will prohibit primary school teachers from classroom instruction related to sexual orientation and gender identity, while educators of all grade levels will be prohibited from instruction on those topics that is not “age appropriate or developmentally appropriate” for their students.

Note that public elementary schools are not prohibited from providing classroom instruction related to sexual orientation and gender identity. The prohibition is only for kindergarten through third grade. Starting in 4th grade, a student could receive 2 hours per day of instruction on these topics, which would prepare him/her/zir/them to “earn salaries ranging from $329,000 to $430,000” as a diversity, equity, and inclusion administrator in a state university (source: the dreaded Fox News, which seems to have pulled public salary data) and, perhaps, even more at an elite private college.

The question for today is why Disney can’t act directly, rather than trying to overturn the law passed by the Florida Legislature? Disney has announced an official corporate policy in favor of sexual orientation and gender identity instruction for K-3 children. Millions of K-3-age children visit Disney World every year. Many of them are from Florida and thus, due to this new law, are at risk of being denied “classroom instruction related to sexual orientation and gender identity”. Why can’t Disney step in to fill the gap? In the photo below, a (masked outdoors) Disney employee (maybe in California?) holds a sign reading “Help us teach our children kindness and inclusion”. But, with a captive audience of millions, Disney shouldn’t need any help to teach whatever it wants to teach.

How about a dark ride along the lines of It’s a Small World? Children of all ages, including K-3, could travel in a vehicle shaped like a Mazda Miata and learn about myriad options for sexual orientation and gender identity. By including video screens, the ride could be kept continuously updated with the latest Science and, e.g., newly developed gender IDs.

You might say that sexual orientation and gender identity isn’t as much fun as some other topics, but if Disney isn’t passionate enough about 2SLGBTQQIA+ to offer this to the children who are already on site, can we accept their passion for 2SLGBTQQIA+ in the public schools as sincere?

Readers: What should the scenes of the sexual orientation and gender identity dark ride include? I can start with the cisgender heterosexual section. A “man” and a “woman” (Kentaji will bring in a biologist to assist with these terms) are alternately bored to death by each other’s company and annoyed to death by their biological children. A banner overhead reads “Marriage means that we solve problems together… problems that we wouldn’t have if we had stayed single.” The second scene is family court where the plaintiff asks for “permanent alimony” under Florida family law. The third scene is a pickleball court in The Villages where the now-leathery heteros congregate in single-gender groups while their adult children are ignoring them from 1,000 miles away.

A separate idea: Because Americans don’t have to work anymore, every Disney World ride requires waiting in line for 1-3 hours, even on weekdays. K-3-targeted sexual orientation and gender identity instruction could be provided to those waiting in line, a literal captive audience.

Potentially inspiring, scenes of African and Mexican life from It’s a Small World (September 2021):


  • Carousel of Social Progress for Disney World? (see image below)
  • “I got a ‘dress code’ violation at Disney World over my revealing top” (New York Post), in which K-3-age children were protected from seeing some portions of a 23-year-old’s body. Disney prohibits “clothing which, by nature, exposes excessive portions of the skin that may be viewed as inappropriate for a family environment.”
  • LGBT rights in Saudi Arabia (Wikipedia): “Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is illegal. LGBT rights are not recognized by the government of Saudi Arabia. … Homosexuality and being transgender are widely seen as immoral and indecent activities, and the law punishes acts of homosexuality or cross-dressing with capital punishment, fines, public whipping, beatings, vigilante attacks, vigilante executions, torture, chemical castrations, imprisonment up to life and deportation.” (Disney Plus operates cheerfully in Saudi Arabia and Disney has not suggested any changes to these laws and customs.)

Note that SeaWorld has a 2SLGBTQQIA+ section in the gift shop, but no rides specifically on the topic of 2SLGBTQQIA+. From earlier this month:

25 thoughts on “Should Disney World offer a ride educating kindergartners on sexual orientation and gender identity?

  1. The propaganda is astonishing. How is the safety of LGBTQ+ members of the Disney family affected if you cannot indoctrinate children with the favorite sexual habits of less than 5% of the American population?

    For the safety of 95% of the population perhaps there should be history lessons how small groups of radicals, often mentally ill, manage to gain power by reprogramming people with religious ideologies.

    • Anon: I’m going to assume that you’re declining my invitation to join the ride design committee…

    • ride design could include the gangster identity. They don’t have to worry about marriage, custody battles, child support or life time alimony. The main down side is the gangster identity can include increase interactions with law enforcement and decreased paternal certainty.

    • philg: Good point! Perhaps I could design the ride for the “A” part of 2SLGBTQQIA+ though. I could just take Disney material from the 1950s, when children were still children.

      (Why is the bill not nicknamed “Don’t Say Asexual” or “Don’t Say Heterosexual” bill?)

  2. We’d be really screwed up blog commenters if schools told us sexual orientation was a choice & school made us draw gay couples before the age of consent. The number of airline pilot suicides might be a lot higher than it already is. Depression, confusion, & high medical expenses seem to be a common effect of telling people their body parts have no meaning.

  3. Can we surmise from Disney’s willingness to contest this law “to the hilt” as it were as a signal that they’re about to expand their operations more formally into the educational sector?

    “Send your children to Walt Disney Pre-K!” reimbursed by the federal government?
    …and then on to Disney Primary WholeKid World?

    I mean, right now, they’re a theme park, or a constellation of them. The offer vacations and fantasy entertainment. Why would they be contesting this law if they didn’t have something bigger in mind for the future?

  4. So Disney, a corporation, wants to work with government to push a political ideology, control the marketplace, and oppress those who criticize it? Got it. That’s the literal definition of Fascism, according to Mussolini himself.

  5. There’s nothing you could show them. Everyone sees everything on the internet.

    • Thanks for the link. Here are some parts that I like….

      Burke said she supports featuring “many, many” characters who are LGBTQIA, which stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex, and asexual (or allies).

      The call was part of Disney’s “Reimagine Tomorrow” campaign, according to the video posted on Twitter Tuesday. Its website promises that 50 percent of regular and recurring characters across the Disney universe will come from “underrepresented groups.”

      The Disney honcho said she had been dismayed to learn from a colleague that the company only had a “handful” of queer lead characters in its content.

      “And I went, ‘What? That can’t be true,’” Burke said. “And I realized it actually is true. We have many, many, many LGBTQIA characters in our stories and yet we don’t have enough leads and narratives in which gay characters just get to be characters and not have to be about gay stories.”

    • These movies should have an 18+ rating in Florida. If current laws don’t allow for that, DeSantis should create a new law.

  6. The only reason why Disney is supporting LGBTQIA+ and similar themes such as BLM, Equality, Diversity, et. al. is to avoid the spotlight that the woke and the vocal 1’er% from giving Disney a bad name.

    At my big company, we are constantly reminded of Equality, Diversity, Women, Coming Out, et. al. on a weekly basics as if every month is a special month and the same themes repeated month after month and of course we have all the daily support group meetings, zoom or in person that are available. Let’s not forgot about the mandatory online classes that we must to take and pass.

    The woke complains about the 2% billionaires taking over, but the 2% woke is perfectly fine pushing their agenda on everyone else.

    Whatever happened to leave me alone and let me be!

  7. The Disney corporation is admitting that the mouse is a groomer. And that they want all of their other characters to be groomers too.

  8. Watching bigots work themselves up over contemporary sexual identity really takes me back 30 years. One day, there were no gay people, and then suddenly it was people you work with, people in the military, people in public restrooms and locker rooms, even your own family members. Rest assured, like countless other ignorant contrarians who came before and bemoaned every civil and social progress issue of the day certain to doom civilization, the world is moving forward without you. You’re only embarrassing yourselves.

    • There were no gay people in 1992? Everyone accepted gays in 1992, but they did not force the whole population (including children) to cheer them on daily and submit to them. Big difference.

      You are an authoritarian who wants people to fill out CRT and gender self criticism forms and humiliate them. It is all about power.

    • SenorP: Thanks for taking the time to write. I thought you’d be too busy on what President Biden has proclaimed as “Transgender Day of Visibility”:

      (If “trans women are women” then how are trans women visible as anything other than women? (however Kentaji and her team of biologists might define that latter term))

      So that we don’t go back to the dark days of 1992 when nobody could identify as “gay”, it would be wonderful to have your assistance in designing the new Disney ride. What would you put in to educate K-3 students on sexual orientation and gender identity? (i.e., the curriculum materials that they are being cruelly denied by the new Florida law) And how about a paper handout that riders could take home with them to share with K-3-age friends who didn’t get to go to Disney on a particular day?

    • @Seniorpablo

      Maybe the kids can figure some things out for themselves. Name-calling isn’t taught in K-3 curriculum, either, but you seem to have figured it out.

    • @Senorpablo, there is a big difference here that you are overlooking.

      I can choose what my family and kids will watch on TV. I can choose which organization my family and kids to join and support. I can choose which attraction my family and kids will attend at Disney. And the list goes on and on. However, when it comes to public education, and this is just one example, the way the woke are pushing their agenda, my kids and I have no, NO choose at all. My kids have to take those brainwash doctrine or else.

    • SeniorPablo: mental illness is not “sexual identity”, modern or not. Neither is pedophilia.

      None of us cares which orifice you use to pleasure yourself. But when you started sexualizing children – who cannot consent to it by the vitrue of being immature and not yet lnowledgeable – you simply became sexual predators.

    • Folks: Are you sure that it is fair to talk about “grooming”, in the sense that the teachers/administrators are trying to get children to engage in particular sex acts? What if the goal of the taxpayer-funded public school system is simply to get children anchored as reliable Democrat voters? Certainly it makes sense from a unionized schoolteacher’s perspective to try to make sure that the next generation of voters will support extra funding, bigger pensions, more lucrative union contracts, etc. A young person who identifies as 2SLGBTQQIA+ is going to vote for Team Biden/Harris, right? A cisgender heterosexual represents a significant risk of a Republican vote.

      (Same strategy applies for married women, which is why we see Democrat-run media outlets, such as the NYT, promoting the benefits of divorce and the satisfaction to be had from the Tinder lifestyle. Also why filing a divorce lawsuit is generally more lucrative in Democrat-controlled states.)

    • @Philip,

      > Folks: Are you sure that it is fair to talk about “grooming”, in the sense that the teachers/administrators are trying to get children to engage in particular sex acts? … unionized schoolteacher’s perspective to try to make sure that the next generation of voters will support extra funding, bigger pensions, more lucrative union contracts, etc.

      If that’s the end goal, don’t you then want to make sure and keep your group of your supported cause as small as possible? If everyone is a teacher or if everyone is government employed, where will the government get the money to pay everyone? Do we then resort to annexing Mexico followed with an invasion of South American countries to keep the money flowing? Once we are done with South America, do we look north?

  9. I find it hard to design a gender identity dark ride. philg’s heterosexual section is well done and will disabuse children of the illusion of attaining happiness if they go down this erroneous path.

    Instead, here is an idea for a short cartoon movie to be played for the captive audience in queues. The main character is a dog, let’s call him Ronnie the Racist.

    Stage 1 (The suffering): Ronnie grows up in the Appalachians in a poor white family. His life is bleak and he gets into street fights with pit bulls. One day a visiting sociology student sees him barking at a Black guy. Ronnie is immediately reported to Dog Protective Services.

    Stage 2 (Rehabilitation 1): Ronnie is deported to New York, where he enters an unconscious racial bias training program. The consultants are mystified, because he only barks at some Black people. 20 trainings sessions and $400,000 later the consultants figure out that they have the wrong group: Ronnie actually barks at members of the set of 2SLBGTQQIA+ people (which includes some Black people).

    Stage 3 (Rehabilitation 2): Ronnie is renamed to “Ronnie the Sexist” and enters a gender sensitivity program. After 20 sessions and $400,000 later the consultants declare him sexism free (the director’s cut includes electroshock therapy, but this is censored by Disney).

    Stage 4 (Redemption): A gay oppressed superstar conductor and his protege visit the shelter and adopt Ronnie. Ronnie now lives across Central Park and enjoys a life of luxury and abundance.

    Stage 5 (Drama): The superstar conductor gets his oppressed protege a job as chief conductor of the Wokistan Symphony Orchestra. Ronnie moves to Wokistan and continues his luxurious life.

    Stage 6 (Directors cut, censored): The protege gets his own proteges. This generation however reports him for sexual harassment. The protege loses his job, Ronnie lives in the streets of Wokistan and moves back to the Appalachians after a while.

    • @Anonymous: This was truly inspired, but the really amazing thing is that I’ll bet something similar has already happened, many times, with some variations on the theme, but not too many. Your imagination is wonderfully vivid but I’ve found that no matter what I conjure up, it’s no match for reality.

  10. Disney operates theme parks all over the world that are in countries that are anti-gay. Can we get an article on that please?

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