In more recent years, Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort have become more inclusive than ever. In fact, diversity has become so important to the Walt Disney Company that the latest of the Five Keys (the five pillars that are taught to Cast Members) is dedicated entirely to inclusivity.
From DAS (disability access service) passes to including additional seating on new thrill rides so everybody can enjoy, the Walt Disney Company is constantly working to create a space that is welcoming to everybody.
Recently, the official Disney Parks TikTok account (@DisneyParks) shared an incredible video showcasing the talented ASL (American Sign Language) interpreters at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Millions of Americans are deaf or hard of hearing, and many prefer not to use a hearing aid of some sort. That makes the addition of American Sign Language interpreters inclusive and a necessity for everybody visiting the Disney Park to enjoy the live entertainment.
The comments in this video quickly praised the interpreters’ acting and skill while also expressing appreciation for all Walt Disney World and Disneyland interpreters.
One TikTok user writes, “My two daughters are Deaf and annual passholders. We LOVE your interpreters. Thank you so much for making so many shows accessible to us!”
Another TikTok user writes, “Magic for everyone, and I freaking love it.”
Making Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort more accessible and enjoyable for everybody is undoubtedly a part of that one-of-a-kind Disney magic!