. . .Walt Disney World has removed its longtime greeting, “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls,” from its Magic Kingdom fireworks show to promote inclusivity, Insider reported. It will be replaced with one that starts off with “Good evening, dreamers of all ages!”
On Wednesday, Disney World employees were invited to a “cast member” preview of the “Happily Ever After” fireworks show at Magic Kingdom. While the fireworks show itself remains virtually the same as previous years, the show’s opening greeting has been updated.
The preview was the first fireworks show hosted at Disney World since nightly shows were halted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jack Wagner, known as “the voice of Disney,” estimated that he uttered the phrase over 8 million times during his two-decade tenure as park announcer for Disneyland, Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland.
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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