It's time to play our favorite game: is this a bad analogy or a bad parallel case? Reminder: analogies compare relationships between two things; parallel cases compare the two things themselves.
What are we trying to compare?

long lines: voter suppression
long lines: ride suppression

voting: Disneyland
Let's see: do long lines suppress the vote? Sure! Some people won't wait, so they won't vote. It's an "added cost" to voting.

Do long lines suppress rides at Disney? Sure! Same, some people won't wait, so they won't ride. Even if willing to wait, they won't ride as many rides.
So does the parallel case work?

Is voting essentially the same as Disney? um, no.

Voting is a civic obligation and a civil right. Disneyland is a theme park. These two are not at all the same.
So the relationship between the added cost of waiting in line is an apt comparison, but the situations are not.

Open to attacks on the grounds of a bad parallel case.

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