That Time Disney Built a Creepy Government

2021-ж., 15-янв.
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The most magical place on Earth, or a sinister site of social control?

Disney World is beloved all over the globe for the pure escapism it offers. But the story behind this fantasy world is a lot weirder, and a whole lot less magical than it might seem. We'll explain in this Wisecrack Edition: That Time Disney Built a Creepy Government.
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Written by Jeanette Moreland
Hosted by Michael Burns
Directed by Elizabeth Yarwood
Illustrations by J.R Fleming
Motion Graphics by Riley A
Editing & Additional Animation by Brian M Kim
Produced by Evan Yee

#disneyworld #disney #wisecrack
© 2021 Wisecrack / Omnia Media, Inc

  • Theme parks like DisneyWorld are not the only ways to experience recreation. Give me the ragged charms of Six Flags, state fairs, carnivals, Caribbean carnivales, block parties and music festivals. These are often coordinated and participated by us unwashed masses who, while surrounded by the ugly realities, still find joy and wonder among one another.

    Sela LewisSela Lewis2 күн мурун
  • I recall hearing that Disney pays horticulture students pretty well. I looked into it a very long time ago, however...

    johnnyscifijohnnyscifi4 күн мурун
  • So it’s like Ba Sing Se

    Comic book movie and cartoon fanComic book movie and cartoon fan5 күн мурун
  • Gruen got Diesel'd

    Tim AndrusTim Andrus6 күн мурун
  • This just reminds me of Bioshock.

    Óscar Jesús Martínez JavierÓscar Jesús Martínez Javier6 күн мурун
  • To me, it's one of those things where people can be smart enough to design huge complex machines, but not smart enough to realize that doesn't mean they are capable of personally solving all the worlds problems. Planned cities sometimes seem less efficient than the slums tbh

    Waitwhat469Waitwhat4697 күн мурун
  • This just made me think of bioshock infinite.

    Sean CliffordSean Clifford8 күн мурун
  • The secret tunnels lead to Lake Laogai.

    StevenTheVyonder1996StevenTheVyonder19968 күн мурун
  • Was that clean disney bathroom thing meant to be sarcastic? Because last I remember it was the exact opposite. McDonald's has clean bathrooms

    exMuteKidexMuteKid9 күн мурун
  • I'm watching this and I just got an advertisement on the video for Disney World tickets. This is creepy

    G33kaholicG33kaholic9 күн мурун
  • I worked as an actor in early 2000 at Disney paid AEA union wages. Not bad for the mpuse

    Kathleen CollinsKathleen Collins9 күн мурун
  • I live 20 minutes from Disney so I go there every weekend to forget about the real world that exists Monday through Friday

    BigCheech 4509BigCheech 450912 күн мурун
  • Yeah let's bow down to our corporate overlords in the fascist utopia company towns they've built

    Orion's ArrowOrion's Arrow13 күн мурун
  • so china is just a big disney world?

    oldcowbboldcowbb13 күн мурун
  • Difference is you have a choice to go to Disney or not.

    nope nowaynope noway14 күн мурун
  • I guess no one is going to mention all the thousands of children who have gone missing ain't the park open

    OrainOrain15 күн мурун
  • This sounds like a libertarian's wet dream. Which is everyone's nightmare.

    Jack MarsdenJack Marsden17 күн мурун
  • Walt Disney was the MAN... and today disney, the јёwIѕh one, is nothing but ёxсrёмenт. Ѕаd.

    Miki FloksterMiki Flokster18 күн мурун
  • ugh, reminds me of utah valley in the 90s

    A. personA. person19 күн мурун
  • Wait! You don't think that princesses are real, outside of Disney parks? LOL, so, so stupid.

    robert geerobert gee20 күн мурун
  • Basically, it's a good place to go and experience. Not a place to live in.

    António BraçaisAntónio Braçais20 күн мурун
  • Wow. Poor Gruen. Mad respect for trying to opose the corruption of his creation.

    António BraçaisAntónio Braçais20 күн мурун
  • "Ahyuk, I'll do it again"

    X95 23X95 2321 күн мурун
  • Disney is the kind of company that would trigger the apocalypse if it would mean some extra bucks.

    Vlad 117Vlad 11723 күн мурун
  • 6:19 probably racially motivated

    THGAwesomeTHGAwesome23 күн мурун
  • I heard the majority of their employees are on food stamps

    THGAwesomeTHGAwesome23 күн мурун
  • Also dude was a nazi sympathyzer.

    BlackatchaproductionBlackatchaproduction24 күн мурун
  • I think you vastly underestimate how much people want a King. A good benevolent wise powerful King that will protect, provide, teach and care for them. And who better than Walt Disney? I personally know several guys and girls that would live in Disney's company town without hesitation. Because they want to be lied to, they want to pretend bad things don't happen, they want to pretend everyone is good with good intentions, they want a Utopia, a heaven on Earth, and who can blame them? And who can blame Walt for trying to make that happen? It's the same deep desire at the heart of Communism: Utopia. No one has more than the other, greed, hate and fear do not exist because everything is fair and everyone is equal. Contrasted against the magic of Disneyworld today that works because of capitalism. But neither of these will bring about Utopia. Proven through logic and history. Humans will always be evil because we are only human. Forever born with the desire of another better world.

    Austin BakerAustin Baker28 күн мурун
  • 6:25 "scratch on virgin" -Walt Disney Why am I not surprised⸮

    0ned0ned29 күн мурун

    SCORPINOX OfficialSCORPINOX OfficialАй мурун
  • Surprised you didn't mention some states are trying to let companies set up their own local governments to accommodate this stuff

    Kevin BissingerKevin BissingerАй мурун
  • Walt was just an Andrew Ryan wanna be

    OrgnlProductionsOrgnlProductionsАй мурун
  • disney world is whitelandia.

    your mother's favorite.your mother's favorite.Ай мурун
  • Indenture servitud at the happiest place on earth.

    Boomhauer dangBoomhauer dangАй мурун
  • Tell us where Mickey touched you

    David JonesDavid JonesАй мурун
  • Do y'all think coca-cola is trying to do the same in Georgia with it's voter suppression laws?

    Jeanny ThomasJeanny ThomasАй мурун
  • so they're making a monoculture?

    twojac 20twojac 20Ай мурун
  • Hahaha park lane mall in reno nevada! The lamest mall ever allowed to exist. It's no longer in business here and good riddance.

    Shane MolineShane MolineАй мурун
  • "Huh-huh! Come live in our fascist dystopia founded by a union-busting Nazi-sympathizer, huh-huh!"

    Doctor ButlerDoctor ButlerАй мурун
  • 415 babes. 415 fo life!

    Elise Brodeur-JacobsElise Brodeur-JacobsАй мурун
  • Disney world sounds like a living hell to someone who cares about privacy, manipulation and free will.

    josh fritzjosh fritzАй мурун
  • Very interesting and informative. If we were forced to go there or live your video would be upsetting.

    Mitchell TheisMitchell TheisАй мурун
  • Alot of people also don't know walt Disney was a huge nazi sympathizer who worked with nazi's, hated the Jewish people, worked with elron Hubbard, Jack Parsons, and Warner van braun to create nasa. That is the creator of scientology, a known satanist some would say a influence into today satanism or lucifarinism, and a nazi who eas brought over during operation paperclip. This is alot like what is happening today so many uneducated on the subject have been convinced socialism or communism is a good idea when it strips the money and power from the people and gives it to corporations and governments, just like Disney world hiding its freedom stripping problems behind smiling characters and flashing lights and gets you to spend your money on their dream. Disney made the movie mulan in the part of communist China where they have concentration camps acting out genocide on the muslims. We vote with our money not our ballet, the more money goes to a corporation like Disney the more powerful it gets and spreads its false happiness while throwing out all the "unwanted" poor people. Disney actually publicly thanked China for letting them film mulan where the concentration camps are. Instead of reacting to things like this the media focuses on getting the races, genders, and sexes to fight each other and cancel pointless things like dr suess. But what do I know 🤷‍♂️ At least we have Biden to save us🤦‍♂️

    My Best LifeMy Best LifeАй мурун
  • Cult.

    Wendy BusbyWendy BusbyАй мурун
  • Remember guys if Disney takes this down it’s canon Wait-

    MrShadrackMrShadrackАй мурун
  • Oh, shut the fuck up. So sick of people trashing us. The things you people say make no sense.

    BeegeezyBeegeezyАй мурун
  • Psycho Architecture, A dedicated use of building design to invoke specific psychological response. First mention in the comic "Mister X" in which something went wrong, and instead of creating a city wide stimulation of positive emotions, created Gotham City's Crime Alley instead. Over an Entire Cityscape. The only relief was narcotics, suicide, and questionable meta-drugs that turned people to ghost's so they could escape . Everyone else became crime lords and violent psychotic monsters

    Benjamin ConnorBenjamin ConnorАй мурун
  • This literally happened under liberal capitalism. Somehow, left-wing liberals still manage to make it an anti-communist propaganda. Respect China, respect Cuba, imperialist gringos!

    OliveiraOliveiraАй мурун
  • I'm gonna pitch a game where we humans visit a planet long abandoned and the setting is this old theme park that looked pristine in its earlier days but you walk the underside where it's more dank and dreary with a few mysteries lurking.

    weichiang89weichiang89Ай мурун
  • Soon, there'll be a bellyache after they have eaten too much/many companies.

    Caio lima caldasCaio lima caldasАй мурун
  • I've heard of people who'll go there to visit even though they don't have enough money for gas to get home afterwards, but the one time I went there, people actually tried to kick me out of the park because I got too tired and didn't look happy enough(you know, because nobody else's feet hurt and nobody else was hungry after getting separated from parents and unable to afford $7 pretzels because parents held the purse). Repeat guests get so self-centred about their own "pure" happiness that they'll gladly act as not-so-secret police.

    Alex MintAlex MintАй мурун
  • Frankly since this is prime A real estate for predators you have to be grateful for the lack of anonymity in the park.

    Welcome To the ForestWelcome To the ForestАй мурун
  • Hey good video, but bro, those sound effects you use are so annoying.

    Amy RAmy RАй мурун
  • It’s hard to take this seriously when Disney paid for it too

    Mother of KittensMother of KittensАй мурун
  • Most accurate disney video I have ever watched in my life.

    Vicky KaplanVicky KaplanАй мурун
  • I'm glad Walt didn't have access to underwater domes, a city in the sky, or Adam.

    Richard ArriagaRichard ArriagaАй мурун
  • come on down to TESLA STATE were evryone is given a job and your house is free because The Food On Your Plate Belongs To TEALA STATE and elin musk is then eternal ruler. JOIN TESLA STATE. ESTABLISH TESLAISM. Cominisim but trademar- i mean comunisim but better. ESTABLISH TESLAISM. Become TESLA

  • Every thing in this video sounds like the Great Reset many government leaders are currently discussing.

    ShawnDarkfire500ShawnDarkfire500Ай мурун
    • @Richard Arriaga Nope, I'm what is known as an independent, I don't love him, I think he has done good and bad things during his term, and he had nothing to do with the pandemic but for an over reaction that Democrats ran into a death spiral of insanity. Biden is the one who is willing to inact the Great Reset here in America, through I doubt any of the Democrats have thought about how they will convince the citizens to go along with them.

      ShawnDarkfire500ShawnDarkfire500Ай мурун
    • Trump brings neofeudalism complete with plague deaths and you love him for it.

      Richard ArriagaRichard ArriagaАй мурун
  • The "Real Magic" of Disney is how the park employees manage to survive on such poor wages.

    chucky cheesechucky cheeseАй мурун
  • all my friends think im crazy cause i claim Disney as the evil empire Zach Rocha warned us bout

    zaac smitzzaac smitzАй мурун
  • could you imagine the HOA fees living at Disney World

    Aaron MooreAaron MooreАй мурун
  • 13:37 wait until twitter realizes Walt Disney was an actual Nazi

    FutureLaughFutureLaughАй мурун
    • He supported actual Nazis like Werner von Braun (US gov did too). Not sure if he was an actual Nazi.

      Richard ArriagaRichard ArriagaАй мурун
  • That's not socialism that's unfettered capitalism/fascism. Family values,rewriting history to make it appear the corporations are the good guys, that sounds like a combination of the false right left paradigm of our corrupt political system. Two right wing ideologies pretending to oppose each other to manufacture public perception of reality itself. It seems most people don't really understand the true definitions of the words they are using to describe these systems. It's a perception deception.....especially in a society as corrupt as the United states .

    Martin PfylMartin PfylАй мурун
  • For the uninitiated, what happened was, Walt and others were so horrified about the atrocities of WW2, that he fucked up completely, forgot the overriding principles he was knighted under and made his company the beginning of corporate totalitarianism. Of course they merged with the CCP. Poor, Walt, he was before my time, he was one of the first of the modern order and he would probably hate himself if he lived to see this.

    Matt StaffordMatt StaffordАй мурун
  • The seemly crime technically scrape because cod congruently frighten over a ambiguous flesh. hungry, lackadaisical edge

    Tran Thien hungTran Thien hungАй мурун
  • I must say I did NOT expect a wine delivery ad. I feel all smart and fancy by watching this video. Usually I got offered VPNs on my content or Raid Shadow Legends :P

    Demogorgon WhiteDemogorgon WhiteАй мурун
  • I think these heterotopian cities keep failing for the same reason the original matrix failed in the movie, The Matrix. People just can't accept a perfect paradise. People only believe their lives are real if there's misery in it.

    Sahastri HerculesSahastri HerculesАй мурун
  • america: hey you remember that whole industrial revolution thing? ykno, when all those english kids died in tunnels for coupons? yeah lets do that again! This is why you lot need better k-12 education. That's only slightly a joke. Ol' Walt is from KC, interestingly:

    Zak DZak DАй мурун
  • There was a commercial for Disneyworld in the middle of this video

    Pat & MacPat & MacАй мурун
  • Disney ad before the video. Ironic.

    Tracker BuckmannTracker BuckmannАй мурун
  • Consistent outcomes requires consistent inputs. Anytime a business is consistently and intentionally providing us with something, we should probably assume that they're micromanaging the shit out of it to make it happen.

    Gwafa HazidGwafa Hazid2 ай мурун
  • Umm mall rate?

    Conner BrooksConner Brooks2 ай мурун
  • #FireKK or #CancelDisney

    Red T. BascoRed T. Basco2 ай мурун
  • Hey Wisecrack, here's a good lesson i learned when i was a kid and i think you're videos might benefit from it: "If you have nothing nice to say, don't say it!" Give it a try sometime assholes!

    Dyl NishDyl Nish2 ай мурун
  • One must decide this is too much or if this is what they are really willing to sacrifice

    HapsetshutHapsetshut2 ай мурун
  • Ok but in the China section though they may not mention communism you can still buy a puppet that wearing something that looks a lot like one of their uniforms

    HapsetshutHapsetshut2 ай мурун
  • When Camazotz is real.

    Bogdan CvetkovicBogdan Cvetkovic2 ай мурун
  • We used to have a beautiful theme park where I come from... magical and original. Then it was bought by US shareholders and modeled upon Disneyland. All the magic is gone. It's just become loud and exaggerated in all ways. No quiet spots any more, just action. And overpriced, silly stuff at every corner. I guess they make a s***load of money. I feel like a part of my childhood is gone.

    PomoscorzoPomoscorzo2 ай мурун
  • Disney is like a religion (or a cult, if you're willing to go that far), or something along those lines. the thing that it offers seems sublime, while hiding things about itself you may not realize, and denouncing anything that doesn't belong to its system. sure, its fun, but so is eating from popular restaurants, or playing a particular video game, or spending time with someone you really care about, the difference is how much control it holds over us, and how our views of it are often scewed.

    Careless DreamerCareless Dreamer2 ай мурун
  • Disney castle logo = Epstein island temple.

  • It's the "Happiest Hell On Earth".

    rrrt01rrrt012 ай мурун
  • The price was reasonable if that's a recent one, Disneyland ain't half of that and it charges near the same.

    Andy KAndy K2 ай мурун
  • Question: Is Hershey Pennsylvania a Company town? I remmeber going there almost every single summer when I was little and feeling the way you described in this video like its real but its not

    Blue Bankroll ArmyBlue Bankroll Army2 ай мурун
  • Walt Disney is of, by and for the Pedos.

    Dan IsriteDan Isrite2 ай мурун
  • Those who try and hide their plans from The Lord turn everything upside down.

    TravisTravis2 ай мурун
  • Don’t beat up on America Jackass, and you need to check your sources this isn’t even the true story of Walt Disney’s vision of the future

    Koby HumbertKoby Humbert2 ай мурун
  • I was scared by “Mickey can’t hurt you”

    Aedan O’KellyAedan O’Kelly2 ай мурун
  • You can't just say you were banned from Universal and not tell us why!

    Cotton Candy SharksCotton Candy Sharks2 ай мурун
  • Disney? That's a funny way to spell "evil".

    selforganisationselforganisation2 ай мурун
  • It seems kinda medieval... Like in Europe between XIII and XIX century there were some very wealthy families, that were doing exactly the same things - building their own villages to be seen so good, while in reality all they did was exploiting. And during the industrial revolution the same went with wealthy capital-owners. Here in Poland we have a lot of examples of that kind of stuff - e.g. the city Zamość that's been built in XV century by prince Zamoyski and Nikiszowiec (now part of Katowice) designed by architect brothers Zillmans and owned by Giesche Erben, the owner of a coal mine. I think it's such a red flag when things like this start to happen. When the wealthiest 1% can do stuff like that while all the rest have to work their asses just to eat, things will start to collapse soon. Are people blind or something not to see that?

    filmowczyniafilmowczynia2 ай мурун
  • I once lived for a while in a Disney Town in Europe. It is called Serris, and it's a few kilometers off Eurodisney/Disneyland Paris. I called it "Mousechwitz", because it had a subtle eerie feeling of being a concentration camp for employees. There were other 4 Mousechwitzes as well, all conveniently isolated from one another. Older employees and even older managers were telling us, new employees, how even a couple of years before we came in, at the picnic tables outside our dorms, designated managers would sit down with us every single time to control our conversations: immediate censorship of the slightest criticism towards Disney and, much worse, the only conversations allowed not only at those picnic tables but indeed in every single public space HAD TO BE about how great Disney was and what a great opportunity we employees had at being allowed the once-in-a-lifetime luckly opprtunity of toiling away for our slave masters. Our private clothing was also strictly regulated: wearing a clothes item with a rival brand cartoon character would immediately bring you threats of immediate termination of your work contract. There were barely any shops in or around Mousechwitz (a very expensive bakery, a very expensive soulless bar, and a very expensive minimarket, all three of them would close at 5 pm). And there was no other transportation except the buses that took you to Eurodisney; so 95% of the time 95% of the employees would go to the Disney Village to socialize and spend our little money at Disney bars and Disney eateries & restaurants (even with our 1O% discount it was still very expensive). For the rebels from us who wanted to do our weekly shopping at a normal store, we had to literally take a train to another city, Torcy, where all the Disney employees were prayed upon by the local thug bands, right at the train station and all the way to the shopping mall where the supermarket was, so we had to organize to go in groups of 6 but despite that still got tauntedd, threatened and occassionally robbed and beaten by those thug bands. At the park itself as well as at the hotels or the Disney village, employees could be fined if not smiling enough 100% of our time. I remember a day, as I was waiting a row of tables at one of the restaurants of the Sequoia Lodge Hotel, where my manager gave me a Pluto certificate for outstanding work the previous month at the beginning of my shift (this came with voucher of about USD100 that could only be spend at... you guessed it, Disney stores), and at the end of my shift he deducted USD150 from my pay b/c while I was clearing away a table and thus having to go the dishwashing area (off limits to guests, as it should be) a guy who was sitting alone at one of the tables I waited at took the opportunity to sneak away without paying his bill - we had controls at the exit to make sure this didn't happen but the guy went away unnoticed. How the hell was I supposed to watch somebody trying to sneak away while I am in another area of the restaurant??

    Fabien ColonelFabien Colonel2 ай мурун
  • Walt had so much in common with certain German thinkers of the previous decades

    mark patersonmark paterson2 ай мурун
  • I want to understand the so called magic of Disney. Even as a kid I didn't get it. I got Star Wars or brilliant films like Time Bandits, but never Disney. Funny how everything they did that was less Disney were the only things I liked: Dragon Slayer, Tron, etc... Disney characters used to get on my nerves (and still do) like Mickey, Goofy--they weren't a patch on the likes of Foghorn Leghorn or Daffy.

    mark patersonmark paterson2 ай мурун
  • Celebration town sounds like the Truman show.

    robotsrulerobotsrule2 ай мурун
  • I lived in Florida for 5 years and why does every man wear these bright neon gay colors?

    David D WhitDavid D Whit2 ай мурун
  • Heterotopia is a line without gays

    David D WhitDavid D Whit2 ай мурун
  • The scary part is that we all seem to enjoy it. Hell even that mention of the evacuation is something that is wild. Can you imagine the preparation and organization involved in that? Makes you think we’d be better off with Disney in charge of the government. AND THEN you realize how crazy and terrible that would be.

    Soren KazarenSoren Kazaren2 ай мурун
  • That time? You mean still have it.

    Brandon NinjaBrandon Ninja2 ай мурун
  • Its like the plot of Bioshock infinite

    Onur AOnur A2 ай мурун
  • Damn, I wanna pay attention but I always lose it when Michael is hosting. He’s so cute.

    Nat OliverNat Oliver2 ай мурун