Tokyo Disneyland Replaces “Welcome Ladies & Gentleman” To Simply “Welcome Everyone”
Tokyo Disney is changing with the times! A report on CineTalk today shares the news that the theme park has recently updated its welcome greeting.
The new greeting, instead of saying “Welcome Ladies & Gentleman” now says “Welcome Everyone” which according to a recent piece in the Huffington Post is more in keeping with Disney’s commitment to inclusivity! According to reports, the change started in March at both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.
You can check out the change in this video below from konatsu_1102:
— こなつ (@konatsu_1102) March 22, 2021
At the moment, according to the report, the change only influences English announcements because the greetings in Japanese have always been gender neutral. An Oriental Land Company spokesperson (which owns Tokyo Disney) had this to say, “We want all guests to have a fun and comfortable experience at Tokyo Disney Resort, and we hope this change will make Guests of all gender identities feel more comfortable when they visit our parks. In consideration of these ideals and in light of changing social norms, we decided to make this change.”
It should be noted that up until now, the change only appeared in pre-recorded greetings. An example would be the start of shows like Enchanted Tiki Room or Country Bear Jamboree. However, the rollout is expected to stretch to more elements of the theme park experience in the coming months.
This is a story that we’ll continue to follow closely here at MickeyBlog! Readers are encouraged to keep checking in with us for further Disney-related news and updates!
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