Disney’s ‘sinister’ video to celebrate parks reopening compared to horror film

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Disney World in Florida has reopened its gates for the first time in more than three months as pictures show excited guests filing through the entrances.

The resort, which usually welcomes more than 58 million visitors each year, had been shut since March 15 but is now back in operation with safety measures in place – despite the state’s spike in coronavirus cases.

To build excitement and promote that it’s back in business, Disney posted videos online to show what guests can expect – and inadvertently left plenty feeling thoroughly creeped out as it was compared to something from a horror film.

The clip shows empty rollercoasters circling the tracks, abandoned tea cups spinning round and round, the parade taking place desolate streets, and staff relentlessly cleaning every surface in sight before waving expressionlessly at the camera from behind their masks.

It’s saved somewhat but the uplifting music, but one person added the soundtrack to The Shining to highlight how eerie the whole thing is without it:

One person said: “I wrote an (unpublished) novel about a sinister amusement park that trapped people a la Pleasure Island and it was still somehow LESS evil than real-life Disney World.”

A second video shared on Twitter saw staff repeat the phrase “Welcome come” over similar scenes, as another commented: “I have watched that DisneyWorld reopening commercial like 10 times and it is still the most dystopian thing I have ever seen.

“I think it’s the repeated ‘Welcome’ while wearing surgical masks and it‘s so weirdly creepy.”

Another wrote: “The Disney re-opening announcement video is like the trailer to the horror film of the summer. “

Florida is one of several states where the daily rate of new cases of the virus has been increasing. The state recorded a record high of 120 Covid-19 deaths on Wednesday.

A spokesperson for the resort said it is still in the “early days” of its phased reopening, and it will monitor the situation and make adjustments as required.

Some ticket holders have already vowed not to use them, as one said on Instagram : “Florida is making magic everyday with record breaking cases. Not risking my health for a sorta Disney experience. I’m letting my tickets expire.”

A second urged: “Please don’t do this, Florida is suffering.”

But for others it wasn’t a problem, as they replied to the video to say: “Can’t wait. See you in a couple days!”

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