Disney World Is, Quite Literally, Unamerican

November 21, 2016 in Daily Bulletin

We at Centives love Disney World. But you should know it doesn’t believe in all 50 states, as Cracked explained:

  • Disney World has hundreds of American looking flags flying all over the place. But if you look closely, you realize they don’t have all the 50 American stars that their normal Yankee brethren have.
  • This is because there are specific rules around flying American flags. They must be taken down in the rain. They must be well-lit. The President might order them to be flown at half-mast.
  • But Disney doesn’t really want to ruin the singular Disney World experience. By having a different number of stars, it technically isn’t flying the American flag, and doesn’t have to abide by the flag code.
  • Moreover, Disney saves some money by not having to pay people to abide by all the provisions of the flag code.

Cracked’s full article talks about other serendipitous cost saving measures hidden in our everyday world.