Dis·​ney·​fi·​ca·​tion ˌdiz-nē-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce Disneyfication (audio)
: the transformation (as of something real or unsettling) into carefully controlled and safe entertainment or an environment with similar qualities
the Disneyfication of a downtown

Word History


Walt Disney + -fication

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Disneyfication was in 1959

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“Disneyfication.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Disneyfication. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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