The fireworks are finally back at Walt Disney World but there are already some missing elements. A lot of fans noticed right away that Disney removed “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls,” from their Magic Kingdom fireworks show greeting. Here’s what you need to know.
Walt Disney World Drops ‘Boys And Girls’ From Fireworks Announcement
Disney’s fireworks show is finally back after being suspended for more than a year because of the ongoing pandemic that has been Covid-19. And while there are a lot of people happily looking up at the sky to experience a show that they know and love all too well, Disney has decided to remove the phrase “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls,” to keep up with the times, apparently.
This is all part of Disney’s way of adding inclusion as the fifth component to their customer service.
“It’s part of a broader effort,” a spokesperson for Disney told CBS News. “It’s not about one or two things.”
“We want our guests to see their own backgrounds and traditions reflected in the stories, experiences, and products they encounter in their interactions with Disney,” the company said.
The announcements of upcoming fireworks show at Disneyland and Disney World formerly began with, “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, dreamers of all ages.”
The new announcement begins, “Good evening, dreamers of all ages.”
Of course, it didn’t take long at all for Disney fans to weigh in on the matter. Many of them took to their Twitter accounts to write, “Nothing really special to note here. It’s just good business to cater to customers and make them feel included. It’s more about being smart than being sensitive. Good for Disney!!” along with, “Its entirely possible the change is simply a routine change to the recording, “good evening dreamers of all ages” gets right to the “magic”, it has better pacing and removes extraneous words. As someone who does editing for short content, it’s absolutely the choice I would make.”
Another Disney fan wrote, “I wonder if this edit were made quietly if anyone would have really noticed? It’s too bad it’s necessary to promote these changes instead of just making the change for the good of all. What’s not to like about ‘dreamers of all ages?’”
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