“The Dark Side of Disney” documentary film to explore adult side of theme park vacations, hits Kickstarter for funds

Posted on April 18, 2014
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Last year, director Philip B. Swift released “The Bubble,” a documentary film about the Disney-built town of Celebration, Fla. Now he’s centered his sights on a new project surrounding the side of Disney theme parks the company doesn’t want the world to see.

“The Dark Side of Disney” is Swift’s newly announced feature-length project, inspired by Leonard Kinsey’s travel guide of the same name. Swift plans to “adapt” the chapters in Kinsey’s book, showing its tips and tricks on screen.

Among the tamer topics are finding inexpensive park tickets and time shares and drinking around Epcot’s World Showcase. It will also explore more extreme (and sometimes illegal) activities, including not-so-family-friendly activities such as having sex in the parks or obtaining and using drugs. It’s not called the “dark side” for nothing.

The film is being funded via Kickstarter, explained by Swift and Kinsey in the video below.

The project notes the film will feature the “proper way to push the envelope at the parks,” through undercover video and interviews with tourists who have engaged in similar activities over the years. Kinsey notes his book has sold more than 40,000 copies, so there is no shortage of adult Disney fans who want to do much more than ride “it’s a small world” on their vacations.

Swift is hoping to raise $20,000 to make the film a reality.

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  1. Betty

    I think Vice Magazine would sponsor the project!!!

    • Troy

      I agree with Betty. I think this would be right up Vice’s alley.

  2. Warren

    This sickens me and the girl on the book cover makes me want to vomit.

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