Disney’s “The Santa Clauses’ Winter Wonderland”, a rooftop attraction on New York City’s Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport, was touted by an aggressive marketing campaign as the city’s “most magical holiday attraction of the season,” quite a boast in the home of Rockafeller Center and Radio City Music Hall. But parents in the five boroughs are boiling on social media describing the experience as “frustrating,” “dangerous,” and “a sh*t show.”
According to The New York Post, the attraction featured a “tiny” ice-skating rink, a skinny Santa who didn’t fill out the suit, and most troublingly a “dangerous” slide that was allegedly shut down after a child was injured riding it. Adults and other children also reported minor injuries and discomfort after riding the slide.
Thirty-year-old Kamilla Cohen told the Post, “It was a s–t show. The whole experience was frustrating.” She explained that her family went to the event Saturday at an eyewatering $60 for two VIP tickets which included entry to the “North Pole” in addition to a fast-pass entrance to skip the lines, skate rental, dining cabins and hot chocolate. Standard tickets were available for $15 but could increase at “peak times” with kids under 4 free according to the outlet.
Referring to the event’s main attraction, the large slide, Cohen said, “It cracked my back so badly. I probably need a visit to the chiropractor. We asked our daughter if she wanted to go again, and she said no, I think she hurt herself. It’s so unusual for her not to go back to a slide.”
She then described the horrifying moment when a young boy’s ankle was allegedly broken going down the slide.
“It was so loud. I thought he was laughing at first and then I realized he was probably crying. People started to come up to him and someone said his bone was exposed – his ankle snapped.”
As reported by The American Tribune, the Disney version of a Christmas village obsequiously avoided any direct reference to Christmas throughout the 65,000 sq. ft. facility. Cohen also noticed that curiously other than a Disney logo on online advertising and the ticketing page, not a trace of Disney’s characters or stories were to be found. “There was nothing Disney inside – no Disney characters, we didn’t see a Disney trademark anywhere. The pictures online looked so nice that’s why we wanted to go in the first place,” she noted that she hoped her kids would see characters from Frozen their favorite Disney franchise.
“When a business puts a Disney name on it, you expect to see a Disney character,” she added. Cohen’s family reportedly spent less than two hours at the event, thirty-five minutes of which was spent in line waiting to see what she described as a “small Santa.” Other families described the ice skating rink as “tiny and without ice.”
As previously reported by Trending Politics, Disney’s recent woes outlined in a bombshell SEC filing would only seem to be compounded by the very public stumble in New York and could realize another loss in addition to the billion dollars reportedly lost from 13 ‘woke’ film releases.