The Walt Disney company announced in September 2020 that Disneyland would be moved from California to Texas.
On August 31st, 2020, the website Uncle Walt’s Insider published an article claiming that due to various natural and man-made disasters in the state of California, the Disneyland theme park was “abandoning” California altogether and moving to Texas. Indeed, the claim seems plausible since 86,000 people did do just that in the last year, and more have left the state than have moved there every year for the last seven years. Presumably for these reasons, the claim has gone viral on social media and been spread far and wide.
Misbar’s investigation into this claim reveals it to be false. The website in question, Uncle Walt’s Insider, is a satirical website that claims the title of “Most Churros Consumed, 1965-Present” as well as “Walt Disney’s Favorite Website.” The site also admits that “All events, persons, and companies depicted herein, including Disney, Walt Disney, and The Disney Company, are fictitious, and any similarity to actual persons, living, dead or otherwise, or to actual firms, is coincidental. Really. The same goes for any similarities to actual facts.” Furthermore, the Walt Disney company has given no such assertion. No other news outlets have reported on their ostensible move to Texas.