Disneyland To Ban Screaming on Rollercoasters | 22 Words

Just days ago Disneyland finally reopened with an update to its iconic Snow White ride.

However, the new updates are prompting a wealth of backlash...

Here's why...

Of course, Disneyland is one of the most magical places on earth.

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There are currently 6 Disneyland parks spread across the world and almost every person on the planet knows all about them!

But where did it all begin?

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In 1955, the first-ever Disneyland opened its doors. Nearly half of the United States' citizens gathered around their black-and-white television sets on July 17th as California's Disneyland was finally unveiled to the public.

Disneyland's revelation was fully broadcasted...

And people were able to get a first, yet slightly grainy, look into the theme park.

It was a highly anticipated event...

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After more than 2 decades of planning and a breakneck year of construction, Walt Disney had transformed a 160-acre orange grove in Anaheim, California, into a $17 million theme park. Here, Disneyland was born.

Thousands of people flocked to the park on its opening day.

The theme park expected a crowd of 15,000 people at the invitation-only opening... However, a staggering 28,154 passed through Disneyland’s gates thanks to counterfeit tickets.

The lines went on for miles.

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Everyone was keen to immediately experience Walt's creation so the lines were long. And this wasn't even at the park - cars were backed up for 7 whole miles along the Santa Ana Freeway.

Visitors were not disappointed...

And fast-forwarding over sixty years, the park and all the other Disney locations remain as popular as ever.

The Disneyworld Florida resort is perhaps one of the most popular...

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But the resorts in Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Paris pull in millions of visitors every year.

Guests don't just visit Disney resorts for the magic, however...

Millions of guests flock through the gates every year for Disney's remarkable rides, of course!

The attractions are endless...

And even though Disney has been improving its rollercoaster game more and more over the years, there are many rides that remain to be timeless.

But Disney has had a rough year.

The parks have been sporadically shut over the pandemic.

But they've come up with a new policy to keep their parks safe.

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And people don't know what to think.

The California Attractions and Parks Association (CAPA) released their "responsible reopening plan."

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And there's one rule that raised eyebrows.

No screaming on rollercoasters, to minimize droplet spread.

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How is that possible?

And then we finally got the date that Disneyland would be reopening.

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But it was also revealed that most American's would not be able to attend.

How so?

Well when Disneyland Park and Disneyland California Adventure Park reopen their gates on April 30, it will only be for Californian state residents - and only at 15% capacity too. So it's going to be a small Disney World.

But what's the latest?

Well it's all about the Snow White ride that has come back with a series of updates...

The ride, Snow White's Enchanted Wish, takes guests aboard a wooden mine cart as they accompany the princess as she escapes the clutches of the Evil Queen.

And promises to:

Begin your fairytale journey in the cozy cottage of the Seven Dwarfs, then visit dazzling mines filled with glowing gems. Soon you'll be riding into the Queen's sorcery chamber and discovering a magic mirror just as Snow White bites into a poisoned apple! When all looks lost, will Snow White find her own happily ever after?

However the ride is facing a lot of scrutiny.

Why? Because right at the end of the ride, Snow White receives her 'true loves kiss', however many believe it is not consensual.

The San Francisco Gate states:

Haven't we already agreed that consent in early Disney movies is a major issue? That teaching kids that kissing, when it hasn't been established if both parties are willing to engage, is not OK? It's hard to understand why the Disneyland of 2021 would choose to add a scene with such old fashioned ideas of what a man is allowed to do to a woman, especially given the company's current emphasis on removing problematic scenes from rides like Jungle Cruise and Splash Mountain.
Why not re-imagine an ending in keeping with the spirit of the movie and Snow White's place in the Disney canon, but that avoids this problem?

So far Disneyland have not responded to the accusations. 

Do you think they should remove the scene?