Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, has reworked the greeting for its fireworks show at Magic Kingdom in order to be more inclusive.
For many years, ahead of the nightly fireworks show — which returns Thursday after being on a lengthy hiatus due to the pandemic — an announcer issued this greeting: “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, dreamers of all ages…”
It was revealed Tuesday night, when Disney cast members were given a preview of the new fireworks show, that the theme park nixed the first part of the announcement and will now just be greeting “dreamers of all ages.”
You can listen to the before and after here:
Disney removes ”Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls” from Happily Ever After pre show announcement.
Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls FOREVER! pic.twitter.com/joWLcYBgMf
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