A couple months back, I posted an innocuous little blurb about a new t-shirt being sold at Magic Kingdom (specifically in the Sir Mickey’s shop in Fantasyland). As is the duty of every person who writes something on the internet, this post was intended to mock a large corporation for its fact checking, and to score points with the media, and to catapult me into international folk hero status.
Little did I know that this would all come true.
This touching, poignant essay on the state of Disney t-shirt artwork has clearly been making its way up the executive food chain. It started with some low-level merchandise managers, found its way up to Tom Staggs (little known fact: Tom Staggs must approve every design submitted by merchandisers with a green rubber stamped nicknamed “Tom Stamp”), and eventually made it all the way to Bob Iger, who addressed at last week’s board meeting.
The Main Street t-shirt design has since been corrected, and a new offering is now for sale in Sir Mickey. All because we dared to be a voice peeing into the wind. It just goes to show you, kids. You CAN make a difference!
@Phil, I always felt that the Kremlin looked like something that belongs in a theme park!
Aww for a second there I thought I would see the Kremlin there in the background. Now that I would buy comrade.
They forgot to correct the most offensive part: WALT DISNEY NEVER WALKED THE STREETS OF THE MAGIC KINGDOM!!! That is a famous picture altered to make it look like WDW. As if the Castle show with Walt saying ‘To all who come to this happy place..” wasn’t wrong enough, now they are transporting Walt to WDW a good 7 years after his death. #facepalm
@Melissa, this picture was taken during Walt’s hip-hop phase.
Is it just me, or do Walt’s pants look like they’re about to fall down?
And also that he was 9 feet tall. But I think both of those are accurate in any case.
Of course now, it implies that Walt Disney had access to a time machine.