Disney doubled! California park launches first ‘Pride Nite’ where Mickey and Minnie Mouse will dress in rainbow costumes – amid Bob Iger’s ongoing war with Ron DeAntis in Florida
- Disneyland in California has announced Pride Night in June
- The announcement was made amid an ongoing battle between Disney CEO Bob Iger and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis dating back to the “Don’t Say Like Me” bill.
- On Monday, DeSantis threatened to build a state prison next to Disney World
Disneyland has announced Pride Night festivities as company CEO Bob Iger remains locked in a fight with Ron DeSantis dating back to the governor’s “Don’t Say Jay” bill.
The announcement was shared on Twitter Monday afternoon just moments after DeSantis’ press conference He threatened to build a state prison next to Walt Disney World and Reedy Creek.
According to Disney, characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse will be wearing special rainbow costumes at the event to celebrate all things LGBTQ.
The timing of the “Pride Nite” announcement didn’t seem coincidental to the many on Twitter who vented their voices praising “The Mouse” for his satire of the Republican politician.
Ron brought a plastic fork to a nuclear fight. A Twitter person while quoting the ad said: The Mouse is an IP that runs a theme park.
Disneyland announced “Pride Nite” in June as company CEO Bob Iger remains stuck in a fight with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over DeSantis’ “Don’t Say Gay” bill
Disney CEO Bob Iger and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis remain locked in a fight
The timing of the “Pride Nite” announcement didn’t seem coincidental to the many on Twitter who vented their voices praising “The Mouse” for his Republican political questioning.
Another person online said: “DeSantis says he will build a prison to punish Disney. Disney announces Pride Night. Would love to see DeSantis’ face next! ”
Disney’s battle with Florida first began in 2022 when company officials spoke out against the then-proposed “Don’t Say Jay” bill.
Current law prohibits the teaching of sexual orientation and gender identity to children in Florida schools through the third grade.
Former CEO Bob Chapek responded to the bill and said at the time that he had contacted DeSantis to “express our disappointment and concern.”
In response, Florida Republicans dissolved the state’s tax district.
Even though Pride Nite is taking place on the other side of the country, Twitter users weren’t convinced that the ad had nothing to do with the current controversy happening in Florida.
“This is Disney standing up to Florida’s radical governor,” wrote actor Stephen Pascual.
Someone joked, “The fireworks will be so big and perfect that they will cover the coup d’état that Disney launched in Tallahassee.” “The last thing Meatball Ron hears is ‘Oh Gorsh’ before Goofy shows him the true meaning of Hush Puppy.”
Not all social media was supportive of Disney’s announcement.
Add Disney to the list of companies that have woken up the boycott. And ** the king of the pride of the night. Oh my God. Walt is rolling in his grave,” wrote one angry Twitter user.
Another person wrote: “Why is Disney not getting my money anymore?”
“I’m sure the eccentric Disney adults will love this,” said one user.
“The fireworks will be so big and perfect that they will cover up the coup d’état that Disney launched in Tallahassee,” one person on Twitter joked.
Right after @RonDeSantisFL’s press conference, Disney is tweeting this! Someone else wrote that here Baby Huey plays the game where she grabs a piece of … from the toilet, while the mouse plays checkers.
“This is Disney standing up to Florida’s radical governor,” wrote actor Stephen Pascual. This is how you deal with bullies. Bravo, Disney
Add Disney to the list of companies that have woken up the boycott. And ** the king of the pride of the night. Oh my God. Walt is rolling in his grave,” wrote one angry Twitter user
‘I’m sure the geeky Disney adults will love this,’ said one user.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that the state legislature will reverse Disney’s legal maneuvers that stripped its new board of directors of its power.
The California theme park’s “Pride Nite” festivities will take place on June 13 and June 15 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets cost $139.
The event – part of Disneyland After Dark – goes on sale April 20.
Disneyland officials said a dance party with characters dressed in “special costumes” and other photo opportunities with “pride-themed backdrops” will be offered.