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VIDEO: Magic Kingdom Updates Classic Attraction to Make It Even More Inclusive

When it comes to Walt Disney World Resort, Magic Kingdom is the theme Park with the most classic attractions. Fan favorite rides can be found in every themed land. For example, there’s Pirates of the Caribbean in Adventureland, the Haunted Mansion in Liberty Square, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Frontierland, Space Mountain in Tomorrowland, and “it’s a small world” in Fantasyland.

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Each of these attractions is decades old, and they aren’t going anywhere due to their popularity and originality. While each of these classic rides holds a special place in many Guests’ hearts, but “it’s a small world” takes the cake for the cutest. The attraction is dedicated to the childlike innocence everyone is born with and how we’re all capable of connecting despite distance and cultural differences.

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“The Happiest Cruise That Ever Sailed” consists of animatronic children from all around the world partaking in cultural traditions. Each animatronic is identical, save for skin and hair colors, to further drive home the themes of inclusion and peace. However, many Guests have found certain portions of the attraction offensive due to potential stereotypical depictions of certain races and cultures.

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Walt Disney World must have picked up on certain subtleties that are no longer appropriate in this day and age, and in an attempt to create a more inclusive and enjoyable experience for all, has made some changes.

@themouselets

A great change by Disney for making this update! #disneyworld #disneynews #disneyparks #disneysecrets #disneytiktok #smallworld #disneyinclusion #disneydiversity

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In this video, TikTok user @themouselets (The Mouselets) points out one of those very changes.

When it comes to progress, the Walt Disney Company is always at the forefront, and changes like this one show it.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.