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The outlet said employees were invited to a Wednesday “cast member” preview of the “Happily Ever After” fireworks show at Magic Kingdom — the first since the nightly shows were halted when the COVID-19 pandemic hit last year.
And now instead of the “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, dreamers of all ages” introduction heard in 2020, the recorded greeting is now, “Good evening, dreamers of all ages,” according to videos shared by employees, Insider said.
Here’s a comparison video shared on Twitter:
Ladies and G… https://t.co/xk5WQFOaxw
— Showcase of Wishes (@Showcase of Wishes)
The outlet said while Disney World hasn’t commented on the greeting change, it has made it clear that it’s aiming for lots of inclusivity.
An April letter from Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, noted that the organization is “creating a place where everyone is welcome and taking action to create meaningful change.” One of the ways it’s doing so is providing “greater flexibility with respect to forms of personal expression” of cast members “surrounding gender-inclusive hairstyles, jewelry, nail styles, and costume choices; and allowing appropriate visible tattoos.”
“The world is changing, and we will change with it, and continue to be a source of joy and inspiration for all the world,” the letter added.
Insider also said Disney has made other related changes:
Later that year, New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority followed suit, saying it also would stop using “ladies and gentlemen” greetings and replace them with acceptable words such as “passengers,” “riders” and “everyone.”
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