The newly created Magic Kingdom Fireworks will reflect something much needed for the current times.
For promoting inclusivity, Walt Disney World removed their traditional greeting, which was to invoke all the people from the fireworks of Magic Kingdom. According to the insider report, this greeting will be started by addressing people as dreamers instead of ladies and gentlemen.
Magic Kingdom Fireworks promotes inclusivity
Employees of Disney world have gone to the cast member to attend a firework show at the Magic Kingdom on Wednesday. This show was the preview of the main Happily Ever After show. This show has not changed virtually like in previous years. However, this show has updated the opening greeting process.
Disney World has hosted the preview of the fireworks show just because Disney World has halted the nightly shows at the beginning of the pandemic.
People know Jack Wagner as Disney’s voice. For two decades, He was the park announcer of Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland & Disney World. In this duration of time, he narrated the phrase more than eight million times.
What netizens have to say?
@ShowcaseWishes, a Twitter user, has posted a video comparing 2020 and Wednesday night. This user has tweeted that video as ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls.
Some commenters have pronounced it together with the hesitation of the original posts. They have thought that the decision was over-sensitive and completely unnecessary.
However, most of the commenters have supported this change. One of them stated that he likes the word ’dreamers’ in the new phrase because of its super magical flavor. Another user feels that it is heartwarming because this phrase addresses all the people who are dreamers. He also feels that it is better than the previous phrase thematically.
Another commenter feels this phrase is very straightforward and addresses all the people together instead of boys, girls, ladies & gentlemen, which is a mouthful. However, this new phrase of greeting was not updated by Disney yet.
Tokyo Disney Resort did the same in March. This resort changed the phrase to Welcome Everyone from Ladies and Gentlemen. This phrase promotes gender inclusivity in the park announcements.
On the WDWNT.com website, a Disney fan stated that the Oriental Land Company had brought this change initially. This company provides licenses to the brand Disney, Disney characters and their harmony of the park. However, Japanese announcements already have this kind of gender inclusivity, unlike English announcements.
Impact of such changes
According to the spokesperson of Oriental Land Company, the Tokyo Disney Resort must provide a funny and comfortable experience. He has thought that all the gender identities will be comfortable after visiting the park with the help of this change. He also added that this change is ideal in terms of social norms.
After several efforts, this greeting has changed in the latest month. This has become more heartwarming to guests.
The company decided to remove racially aggravated scenes to negate the negative depiction and promote diversity of the world.
In June 2020, Disney announced that Splash Mountain would be transformed into the Prince & the Frog theme by this change at the theme parks of the US. The makers of the racist movie “Song of the South” From 1946 connected the movie with a ride.
Children who have disabilities and same-sex couples were featured by Disney Parks worldwide. Inclusion is considered the fifth key in the training of cast members by a company of Walt Disney in the previous year.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the Florida theme park and resort has announced to give free passes today. A blog post stated that only 50 people would get these passes, showing compassion, kindness, and creativity towards the Disney maker. Not only that, but they can get a free subscription for one year to Disney+.
Some non-profit organizations such as Make-A-Wish, Boys & Girls Clubs, and Nature Conservancy & Starlight Children’s Foundation will get $400,000 from Disney. These organizations explained resilience well in the period of the pandemic situation. Not only that, but an innovative and unique way has been found to serve communities by these organizations. All of these are sourced by that blog post.