"The Money Behind the Mouse"

Orlando is the Themepark Capital of the World, attracting over 66 million tourists each year. But beyond Cinderella's Castle, in the shadows of the supposed "Happiest Place on Earth," the majority of Disney's employees make less than minimum wage. Many of these employees live below the poverty level, working to make other children's dreams come true while they struggle to provide for themselves and their families. The poverty theme park workers face exacerbates an already existing racial wealth gap.

- George Bernbaum '25