Disneyland is definitely not the happiest place on Earth for Shonda Rhimes.
The TV maven, who made more than $2 billion for the network with shows including “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal,” revealed that a squabble over a ticket to Disneyland led to her exit from ABC.
Rhimes, 50, explained the battles over budgets and content with the network — which is owned by Disney — were endless.
“I felt like I was dying,” Rhimes, 50, told The Hollywood Reporter. “Like I’d been pushing the same ball up the same hill in the exact same way for a really long time.”
However, the straw that finally broke the camel’s back came down to something as mundane as an all-inclusive pass to Disneyland.
Included in her ABC contract was a non-transferrable pass to the theme park and — because she was single — she negotiated a second pass for her daughters’ nanny.
One day though, she needed an extra pass so that her sister could take Rhimes’ teenage daughter, Emerson, while the nanny chaperoned her younger daughters, Harper and Beckett.
Rhimes said that she was “told more than once,” that they “never do this.”
The producing powerhouse even called a high-ranking exec at the company to sort out the mess.
The exec reportedly replied, “Don’t you have enough?”
It was then Rhimes, who was already in talks with Netflix about a possible deal, called her lawyer and told him, “Figure out a way to get her over to Netflix, or she’d find new representatives.”
According to USA Today, a one-day Park Hopper ticket to Disneyland in 2019 cost $199. It’s unclear if her all-inclusive pass included any other perks.
In 2017, Netflix announced it had signed a first-of-its-kind, nine-figure creative deal with Rhimes.
ABC did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.