Not to be outdone by Universal Orlando’s announcement of a new theme park, Disney teased its own huge announcement for August 22.
And here it is: They’re launching a documentary series on Disney Plus that focuses on how happy their employees are.
No, I’m serious. This was the big, huge, earth-shaking news that was teased weeks ago.
The secret project has been revealed! “One Day at Disney,” a documentary on cast members across the company coming Dec. 3 to @disneyplus. A matching coffee table book is also in the works. #D23Expo @DisneyD23 pic.twitter.com/m8OzQ6NZGO
— Attractions Magazine (@Attractions) August 23, 2019
So, yeah, “One Day at Disney” is coming as both a Disney Plus series and a coffee table book.
A crummy commercial for a documentary that has Disney patting itself on the back for its working conditions. (Be sure to drink your Ovaltine, kids.)
And Disney Twitter is not happy.
Meanwhile, all the people who have actually worked at the Disney parks are watching this like… pic.twitter.com/T3inAiaDRq
— Shane Champagne (@SeaSaltArt) August 23, 2019
Disney, stop hyping us of a "Secret Project" announcement ESPECIALLY after Universal's EPIC new park announcement. This is not on that level. I'm giving you this weekend to redeem yourself and announce something BETTER… pic.twitter.com/DsHp00Hpin
— bunifarcr (@bunifarcr) August 23, 2019
— Rupert Beard (@rupertbear) August 23, 2019
What do you mean the secret project wasn't the giant 300-ft Star Wars Hypercoaster that somebody with 10k followers said it was going to be? Are you telling me they lied to me?! #D23 pic.twitter.com/mkn0QsxEzu
— D23's Corporate Expo Shill (@phantazmick25) August 23, 2019
You get the idea.
With Universal seemingly bringing out the big guns (and by that, we mean the Super Mario Brothers), the announcement was less than underwhelming.
Hey, it’s a long weekend. Maybe something else will wow us.
Check out this video by Clownfish TV for an initial reaction.
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