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Disney Tee Plays on an Instagram Meme

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While shopping at Epcot’s MouseGear, I came across this tee that is the epitome of Disney trying too hard to be hip. It’s a play on the Expectation/Reality meme, where you think your photo staging will be gorgeous but really you look like a mess.

I mean sure, Pocahontas sings about Colors of the Wind, but other than that, the character has nothing whatsoever to do with this type of thinking. The tee shows a vain quest for the perfect image, but Pocahontas is perhaps the most self-effacing of Disney princesses.

I could almost see this concept working with Ariel, but Pocahontas is such an odd choice to be painted in this social media framework.

Do you find this funny, or does it fall flat for you as well?

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Erin Foster

Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel (now PlanDisney), a regular contributor to, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater.

One thought on “Disney Tee Plays on an Instagram Meme

  • This shirt is indeed trying too hard. However, what I think is really sad are the Disney plus tees I see in that same display. They really think people are going to walk around wearing a t-shirt with Disney’s streaming service on it? Maybe if it was a free giveaway with purchase and you could wear it as a pajama shirt, but otherwise…just no. I mean, do people go around buying and wearing Amazon Prime and Netflix tees? Come on, Disney, that’s just weird!


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