There was a story going around that Disney World was “fighting the Florida government in court” to seek an exception from the legal drinking age for everyone who is 18 or older.

A Disney blog released a post and a TikTok video on August 20, 2022, which both said that Walt Disney World Resort was “lobbying to decrease the drinking age to 18.” On the other hand, this turned out to be nothing more than a humorous and lighthearted piece of Disney fiction.

Within only a few of days, the video that was uploaded to TikTok garnered close to three million views. This account is connected to The Mouse Trap blog in the following ways:

@mousetrapnews Do you think this is a good idea for Disney World? #disneyworld #disneynews #drinkaroundtheworld #epcot #disneydrinks ♬ Le Festin (From “Ratatouille”) – Movie Sounds Unlimited

The following is how the narrator of the news story described it:

Disney World is lobbying to lower the drinking age to 18. Disney World is battling the Florida government in court to get a resort exemption. The exemption would allow anyone 18 and older to drink on property. This is clearly an attempt to generate more money for the Disney company.

After some time had passed, the user @mousetrapnews posted a comment on the video in which they claimed, “If you were thirsting for some bogus Disney news, you got it! Nevertheless, you should continue to follow us and check out the article! We guarantee that it will be an enjoyable read. ”

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The Complete Narrative of the Satire

The post that was published on the blog for The Mouse Trap started out with some background information regarding the previous President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, and the National Minimum Drinking Age Act that was passed in 1984. The narrative then moved to the alleged news about the drinking age at Disney World, and the parody was presented as follows:

Drinking Age at Disney World May be Lowered to 18

 

Disney World is looking to defy the minimum drinking age act. The Walt Disney Company is currently battling the state of Florida in the courts over the minimum drinking age. Disney is attempting to lower the minimum drinking age on Disney property to 18. They are clearly doing this to increase their revenue at EPCOT and across Disney World. We all know how popular drinks are at EPCOT. Whether you are having a few different concoctions or drinking around the world, alcoholic drinks are a big part of the EPCOT culture.

To summarize, the answer is no, Disney Globe will not decrease the drinking age inside its parks to 18 years old. Neither will Disneyland or any of the other Disney parks located around the world. This was nothing more than a narrative written for humorous effect on a website devoted to satire.

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