Better watch your step the next time you’re in Disneyland, otherwise you may cross paths with the Jungle Cruisers or the Main Street Elites, hardcore gangs with denim vests and tattoos and just as hard to get into as a real gang, except…well, they’re DISNEY gangs.
Yeah, these gangs are made up of Disney-loving fans who wear matching gear and get tattoos, just like real gangs, and apparently they are hard to get into, much like a motorcycle gang. Disney is okay with it so far because the gangs aren’t violent, despite looking somewhat intimidating. In fact, some of the gangs even take it upon themselves to help police the parks and report people breaking the rules.
This all sounds well and good and “safe” for the time being, but allow me to project a head just a little.
If more gangs continue to form and add members to their ranks at some point the “turf wars” are going to spill over and someone is going to want complete control of The Magic Kingdom. It might start with Cinderella’s Castle, or maybe a takeover at The Hall of Presidents, but at some point someone is going to want to be the King of Magic Mountain. Can the Peter Pannies take the Tinkerbells? Do you really wanna mess with the Goofies?
All I’m saying is this: if a rival gang offers you an “apple,” don’t eat it.