I read this in the late 1970s, but have long since lost the comic.

The villain in the story is a Walt Disney expy (short for "exported character"), and the story takes place at a serial-numbers-filed-off version of Disney World, with Micky/Minnie Mouse expy minions.

"Walt Disney" is using "Disney World" to harvest people's life energy to unnaturally preserve his life; their drained corpses are disposed of in various disaster "rides" and they are replaced with robots. I recall one of the rides has a bunch of people getting incinerated in a lava flow. (Maybe a Mt. Vesuvius ride.)

"Walt Disney" tries to trap Wonder Woman to use her life energy as a better battery than normal people, but the good guys defeat him.

As I recall the minions had "guns" that looked something like gumball machines.

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I suspect you're referring to Wade Dazzle, a Walt Disney analogue that appears in Wonder Woman Vol.1 #222

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Note gumball guns.

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    Was just writing an answer up to this. FWIW I found this by Google searching the title and flicking over to the images tab which showed this page as the top result with the full page those panels are from.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Jun 11, 2021 at 15:11
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    The gumball type weapons can be seen here. Wonder Woman can be seen trapped here with his motivations spelled out for us.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Jun 11, 2021 at 15:13
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    @TheLethalCarrot - I went a slightly different route. I looked up the 'Alt Disney' trope on TV tropes and Wade was the number one citation for Comics.
    – Valorum
    Jun 11, 2021 at 15:14
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    So that's why Disney bought Marvel and not DC, they've been holding a grudge for this one for decades... Jun 12, 2021 at 15:51
  • Is it weird that the thing which bothered me most about the "draining bio-energy" technobabble is the idea that they get enough from one person to create a living clone (who presumably goes on to live a whole normal life in their place), and have some left over? Sucking bio-energy, sure whatever. But this sounds like beating the laws of thermodynamics! (Unless the clone is only a diminished version of the original, like a "drab" in Warbreaker) Jun 12, 2021 at 16:33

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