When Visitors visit Disneyland Paris, they will surely want to share as much of their trip as they can, posting stories on their social media and even recording some of the attractions and entertainment offerings they see at the Parks. While it’s a great way to create and preserve memories, a recent incident has guests furious.
Recently, dlrpfans – Disneyland Paris Fans (@dlrpfans) posted a video on Twitter outraged after one of the videos he posted on YouTube was blocked amid a copyright infringement claim alleged Universal Music Group, or UMG. The original poster explains that the affirmations are made because of the song “Are you ready for the ride?” and comments on this is especially upsetting that Disney isn’t even the one making a claim.
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He goes on to say that the song in question is not a song that can be marketed, which means they cannot lose money from it. He comments that his video is the first in a long series, as videos from other content creators will likely be blocked soon.
You can watch the video below or click here to see it.
Warning: coarse language is used in this video; viewer discretion recommended.
UMG video blocking wow good job guys if you have a video with this song prepare to get it blocked by UMG soon
UMG video blocking wow good job guys if you have a video with this song prepare to get it blocked by UMG soon pic.twitter.com/H0Y5cKy1l5
— dlrpfans – Disneyland Paris Fans (@dlrpfans) May 19, 2022
Viewer DLPcelebration (@DLPcelebration) pointed out that the song in the video and the song that Universal Music Group claims are two completely different songs, and the only thing that connects them is a similar name. The song in the video is “Ready For The Ride”, which is part of the soundtrack to the “Dream…And Shine Brighter” parade at Disneyland Paris, while the song Universal Music Group refers to is “Are you ready for the ride?” from the Latin American program Disney Channel Violet (2012-2015).
Seriously, @YouTube? What the hell is going on at UMG?
Are they troubled by a song of the same name from Disney’s Violetta series?
Seriously, @YouTube ? What the heck is going on at UMG?
Are they confused by a song of the same name from Disney's Violetta series?
— DLP Celebration (@DLPcelebration) May 20, 2022
User maikoki (@maikoki) also said that their Instagram Stories were also blocked as of Wednesday, May 18, meaning this issue has persisted since the start of this week.
All my instastories were blocked from Wednesday 🤬🤬🤬🤬😭😭😭😭😭
— maikoki (@maikoki) May 20, 2022
Universal Music Group has been the worldwide distributor of Disney music since 2013. The deal gives Disney access to Universal’s extensive roster of award-winning music producers and songwriters in exchange for access to… ‘Universal to Disney’s vast marketing entities including ABC, Radio Disney, Disney Channel and ABC Radio to name a few.
At the time of this article’s publication, Disney had not released any statement on this matter.
Find out more about Disneyland Paris
The official Disneyland Paris website describes Dream… and Shine Brighter! as following:
Prepare to be amazed by Dream… and Shine Brighter! – a joyful daytime show specially created for the 30th Anniversary. Watch in awe as a flurry of festive fun transforms Central Plaza into a colorful extravaganza. Get your dancing shoes ready for the brand new catchy 30th anniversary song. And be sure to say hello to all the Disney Characters as they happily make their way to the celebration in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. From Mickey, Minnie and their friends dressed in shiny 30th anniversary costumes, to familiar faces from iconic Disney films – there’s so much to see!
At Disneyland Paris, many changes are coming for the Walt Disney Studios and their Disneyland Park with the 30th anniversary. Walt Disney Studios is adding a massive addition that will include star warsWonder, Frozenand their very own Avengers Campus, the first section to open in the park.
We recently saw Disneyland Paris move towards renewable energy with solar panel canopies installed over guest parking lots, as well as the reopening of Disney’s Sequoia Lodge while Disneyland Paris Resort continues to undergo renovation. The Disneyland Paris app has also changed; learn more here. Disney Stars on Parade is also back at Disneyland Park. Guests who wish to skip the line can also purchase Premier Access, a pay-per-ride system that allows guests to skip the line.
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