The only valid reason to socially distance from Disney park characters is that the costumes are covered in every possible bodily fluid and worn by desperate people who couldn’t get a job at Burger King. But I’m pretty sure a teenage dropout (I’m sorry, cast member) wearing a Mickey Mouse costume that ways more than he does and has 5 layers of insulation is probably not at any great risk of COVID.
Indoor meet-and-greets with Disney characters are back at Disney’s theme parks, but hugs and autographs aren’t yet allowed.
Except for those “guests” buying the max premium special pass for only $200 more.
Guests can take photos with characters but will have to keep their social distance.
“Although the environment is not right just yet for hugs and autographs, you’ll soon be able to have individualized time with some of your favorite characters, getting to visit with them in a themed location and snap a photo or two,” Disney said in a statement.
Prices however will stay the same.
What exactly is the contagion risk of Goofy giving you an autograph? About the same as Fauci attending a baseball game?
Some social media users derided Disney’s announcement on Twitter, where the company posted an image of a couple wearing masks and snapping a socially distanced selfie with Mickey Mouse.
The perfect metaphor for Iger’s woke Disney.