Amid controversy over Disney “going woke,” the company is not backing down but has recently announced its first-ever “Pride Nite” as part of its “After-Dark” series, according to The Daily Wire. The “Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite” is scheduled for June 13th and June 15th during the month of pride.
There will only be a limited number of tickets on sale for the late-night event. Disney told fans that characters such as Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy will be there to take pictures, according to ABC News. Tickets went on sale on April 18th for Magic Key holders and are expected to go on sale on April 20th for the general public.
The event has already begun to generate disfavor with the company’s conservative fans. It also comes amid a battle with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as the state legislature introduces a bill that undoes a deal that the Disney-controlled special district board made with Disney before the state-controlled board took the reins, according to The Daily Wire.
The agreement between the former board and Disney was in response to DeSantis’ goal to revoke the company’s special tax privileges after they criticized his “Parental Rights in Education” bill as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. The bill reportedly prohibits teachers from discussing gender and other inappropriate topics with children from grades kindergarten through 3rd grade.
After the back-and-forth between Disney and the Sunshine State, Disney reappointed CEO Bob Iger, who alleged that he wanted to pull the company out of the political controversy engulfing them, according to Breitbart. Iger vowed to “quiet things down” after his predecessor Bob Chapek committed himself to LGBTQ activism.
Iger himself previously came out against DeSantis’ bill, claiming that it will put “vulnerable, young LGBTQ people in jeopardy.”