China Is Stealing Our Theme Park Visitors

Here’s the latest scandal rocking Southern California:

Visitors to the Shanghai Disney Resort in China will soon get to use a smartphone app to reserve a time to visit their favorite attraction without waiting in a long line — at no additional cost. But some Disney fans are irked because the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim launched a similar app in July at a cost of $10 a day….“It’s just the latest money grab,” wrote a Disney fan who goes by @RobertofDisney on Twitter. “There’s no reason it shouldn’t be free.”

The Chinese are laughing at us, as usual. Soon Disneyland will be a ghost town as visitors head to Shanghai instead to take advantage of its free Maxpass. I hope Donald Trump does something about this.

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