Didney Worl refers to an erroneous spelling of the phrase Disney World, associated with an image macro series, depicting various characters from Disney animations, displaying a Derpy facial expresson.
Didney was first defined on Urban Dictionary on August 15th, 2005, with various posts referring to the form in the following years, however “Didney Worl” in its widely known contemporary form wasn’t conceived until 2008.
The iconic misspelling of Disney World originates from Flickr user canicula, who uploaded a bunch of photos to a gallery on the image sharing site to a gallery named “Didney Worl 2008”.
Spread and Usage
“Didney Worl” became a popular meme on Tumblr, with a blog launching on July 15th, 2011, under the name “Goin To Didney Worl”.
A short YouTube remix named after “Didney Worl” was uploaded to the video sharing platform on July 17th, 2011, by TheBoyInBlack.
By January 2012, the meme made it to Reddit, with u/clearlyreading having uploaded an image macro of Gaston from the Beauty and the Beast to r/funny on January 23rd.
This image macro proceeded to spread to other sites, including FunnyJunk, DeviantArt as well as Facebook.
“Didney Worl” remained a popular meme series for five years, appearing on Twitter, Instagram and 9GAG as well, however, starting in 2017, its popularity began to decline.