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So about that happiest place on Earth

Many years ago I was a neutrally avid Disney fan, like most, though I was not a stout supporter, I was a supporter. But that started changing ever so slowly.

Of late I’d like to say it’s a cute and fun distraction and I am the kind of fan that does not buy into calling the minimum wage employees dressed up as characters, as cast. They are employees, not actors. But that’s just me.

It started when I noticed a friend of mine’s Disney Credit Card… and that it had a 25% APR attached to it.

That had me wondering how this “happy” place could do that to its fans. Then again, maybe that’s why its so happy, with all the bucks they rake in from various ventures, including its credit cards.

I have been a little leery since then, but it wasn’t such a big deal that it converted me into any kind of anti-Disney fan. Just a prudent consumer.

Then they bought out Marvel and later, LucasFilm.  (Aren’t they releasing some new Star Wars thing soon?)

Then I got to see how Disney works to help market their content right after they bought Marvel.

When Iron Man 3 came out, Disney slathered up the world with trailers and such, to the point that they were giving away what many would consider to be story spoilers to the then upcoming film.

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