The most magical place on Earth wasn't so "magical" for families visiting Disneyland Paris recently after the park's Onet cleaning staff protested, leaving the park covered in trash.
Although rides and amusements remained open, the guests who weren't too happy with the disruption to their expensive vacations.
#DisneylandParis today https://t.co/t9sRvr5rtJ— DestroyingDreams (@DestroyingDreams) 1553927524.0
According to WDNT the protest was organized by workers from Onet, an independent cleaning company contracted by the park. Workers were reportedly protesting their company's management, seeking fairer wages and better working conditions.
Photos of the protest show toilet paper and other litter spread across the Disneyland Hotel and the park's Main Street, along with protest signs speaking out against employee mistreatment.
But families who had shelled out for the magical Disney experience may have been more upset than protesting workers.
To see this happen as a protest at @DisneyParis_EN makes me so sad and disappointed. Litterpicking in the park is o… https://t.co/B1HmjLHZwp— 💕🌸🦋🏳️🌈🦋🌸💕 (@💕🌸🦋🏳️🌈🦋🌸💕) 1553954441.0
@davidanthonywo1 @DisneyParis_EN this is horrible. People could get sick or injured. What about the children?— John Woods (@John Woods) 1553943184.0
@DisneyParis_EN @Disney paid massive money for Disney land hotel to walk around in trash and be intimidated with my… https://t.co/1EVW0E4II7— David Woods (@David Woods) 1553933359.0
https://t.co/y2a2yozqaI— David Woods (@David Woods) 1553933654.0
https://t.co/E3BjmyYKat— David Woods (@David Woods) 1553933661.0
@davidanthonywo1 @DisneyParis_EN @Disney Agree. Disrupting children's holidays, that their parents have paid a load… https://t.co/s2sZ0JFcNA— DestroyingDreams (@DestroyingDreams) 1553935758.0
@DestroyingDrea1 @DisneyParis_EN @Disney Absolutely, we have saved for months for this holiday. It is not acceptable.— David Woods (@David Woods) 1553935875.0
@davidanthonywo1 @DisneyParis_EN @Disney If I’d forked out for the DLH I’d be fuming and certainly be expecting som… https://t.co/L9eeTbJm49— The Unwanted Aladdin (@The Unwanted Aladdin) 1554012993.0
@davidanthonywo1 @DisneyParis_EN @Disney I'd never listen to my employees if this was how they protested - I'd straight up fire them.— Yūki Akuma (@Yūki Akuma) 1554107345.0
Disney tried reaching out to apologize for the situation though guests seemed to feel it failed to make up for it.
@NonevyaBusiness @DisneyParis_EN Good afternoon. We are doing everything possible to limit the disruption caused by… https://t.co/TOLzTiPdwS— DisneylandParis Help (@DisneylandParis Help) 1553960633.0
@davidanthonywo1 @DisneyParis_EN @Disney Dear David, we are doing everything possible to limit the disruption cause… https://t.co/cPKwanatwx— DisneylandParis Help (@DisneylandParis Help) 1553946769.0
@DLPHelp @DisneyParis_EN @Disney Thanks, I do appreciate that but in fairness, when you wake up to people banging d… https://t.co/ZbvIyzmU7H— David Woods (@David Woods) 1553951417.0
Many across social media however spoke out in favor of the workers and had little sympathy for families mildly inconvenienced by the protest.
All these people salty af about the protest at Disneyland Paris today. Grow up. They are workers fighting for their… https://t.co/4WKSKmgsrJ— Lindsey💕 (@Lindsey💕) 1553959667.0
@davidanthonywo1 @DisneyParis_EN @Disney "Excuse me could you go back to being oppressed for another 4 days i paid… https://t.co/e4uQv7uV0G— Slaughterhouse (@Slaughterhouse) 1554088290.0
@davidanthonywo1 @DisneyParis_EN @Disney Yeah well maybe Disney ought to pay their sanitation workers better and th… https://t.co/Dawm8HGIGh— macho ayn randy savage (@macho ayn randy savage) 1553990057.0
@JohnAlanWoods @davidanthonywo1 @Jo_Goodwin83 @DisneyParis_EN @Disney Or..... or..... you could take a holiday some… https://t.co/zAGgKX60zc— Math (@Math) 1553988522.0
@davidanthonywo1 @DisneyParis_EN @Disney Intimidated? We are here too and nothing intimidating by it. Night cleaner… https://t.co/0PW1yxFpFH— Jo Goodwin (@Jo Goodwin) 1553934538.0
According to a spokesperson for Disneyland Paris that spoke with Fox News this is not the first time workers at Onet have protested the pay and conditions at the park.
Given the impact of the latest protest however maybe this time Disney will listen.
@davidanthonywo1 @DisneyParis_EN @Disney That's the point of protest...— Michael Roecklein (@Michael Roecklein) 1554010553.0