What began as light-hearted fun has once again resulted in a storm of fury across the Twittersphere. Today on Presidents Day, some Trump supporters gathered just outside Walt Disney World property to campaign on behalf of President Trump’s re-election, and they decided to have a little fun with it.
Beyond the usual hand-made signs, the MAGA hats and “Trump 2020” flags, some of those supporters got a little extra creative. They took a full-size cut out of Mickey Mouse and dressed him in MAGA gear. Red cap and all. Mickey’s smiling and giving a thumbs up to the drivers who pass by.
This appears to be at the Hotel Plaza Blvd Property Entrance. Keep in mind that this is NOT the main Walt Disney World entrance off I-4. This is more-or-less “the back entrance” that takes guests straight to the Disney Springs Resort Area. Just off the property is a plethora of shops and restaurants with parking lots that make it much easier for people to congregate and campaign on this level.
Now, the only harm done here is perhaps copyright infringement and false representation as The Walt Disney Company has not openly endorsed any political candidate since Dwight D. Eisenhower. However, that doesn’t stop people from being triggered by the sight of Mickey Mouse smiling in a MAGA hat both for and against.
I really hate this. I HATE THIS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!! I’m so sorry, Mickey. https://t.co/wE4JVzE1O2
— Francis Dominic✨ (@francisdominiic) February 17, 2020
Here are a few of your supporters in Orlando Florida showing just how much you mean to us!
(At a main entrance to Disney World)
Thanks for all you do!
Happy (BEST) Presidents’ Day pic.twitter.com/eDhP1jiPQ9
— PATRIQT (@IvotedT) February 17, 2020
Trump Army camped out in front of Disney World Go Trump. pic.twitter.com/oPvCK0WIWU
— Glockmyster (@glock2740cal) February 17, 2020
There are people standing by the Walt Disney world sign with trump signs.. I am DISGUSTED
— liv ☼ jedi kristoff (@westanonerat) February 17, 2020
Mickey Mouse would NEVER pic.twitter.com/PoiIy4Ovra
— maddie ⚯͛ (@maddie_odair) February 17, 2020
Walt Disney World’s Policy on Political Statements
Now, what’s laughable about these Trump Supporters is that they are truly testing the line of what is a permittable political statement. Because Walt Disney World does not permit such actions on their property. In fact, a Trump Supporter got banned back in 2018 for simply pulling out a small Trump banner and posing with it for his Splash Mountain picture.
According to Walt Disney World Resort Property Rules, the following actions are forbidden regardless of agenda:
- Unauthorized events, speeches, or use of any flag, banner, sign or other material for commercial purposes, or as part of a demonstration.
- Unauthorized solicitations of any kind, whether commercial, religious, educational or otherwise, or conducting any unauthorized commercial activities, including solicitations of money or other contributions or donations.
Technically, these Donald Trump Supporters campaigned off Walt Disney World Property and the MAGA Mickey prank is the closest any political organization will ever get to sparking their own campaigning at any theme park in Walt Disney World.