Disney World Adds New Wheelchair Doll ‘It’s A Small World’
THE Disney Parks they make efforts to bring more “inclusion” for tours and attractions around the world.
Recently, the company announced the iconic ride, Splash Mountainit will close permanently to make way for a new one “The Princess and the Frog”– themed riding. Besides that Jungle cruise at Disney World and Disneyland it has recently undergone changes as part of a reimagining of travel. The new version of Jungle Cruise is part of Disney’s efforts to tell diverse, inclusive stories at theme parks.
On March 1, 2023, Disney World in Orlando, Florida added a new doll to its iconic toy. “it’s a small world” attraction featuring a boy in a wheelchair playing the flute.
Disney adds new ‘small world’ doll
News reporter Scott Gustin shared a photo of the new baby and wrote, “Walt Disney World updated ‘it’s a small world’ at Magic Kingdom last night to include a new baby in a wheelchair, ‘it’s a small world ” building on his long-term legacy. with diverse representation.” Similar updates were made to the “it’s a small world” theme at Disneyland in November 2022.
Walt Disney World last night updated the ‘it’s a small world’ edition at the Magic Kingdom and added a new doll in a wheelchair, building on ‘it’s a small world’s long-standing legacy of diverse depictions. it’s a small world at Disneyland in November 2022. pic.twitter.com/k4vPxJzu3c
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) March 1, 2023
Fans quickly responded to the news as one user He wrote “Wonderful News”! while another He tweeted“As a part-time wheelchair user (use it when I have to walk more than a few meters or my knees flare up for days), I welcome this addition.”
And another one He tweeted, “Wonderful! Keep up the good work, WDW.” And a Disneyland guest responded to the news: writing, “I counted at least two babies in wheelchairs on the DLR last week. I hope the children in wheelchairs have a good time and are happy to see them :)”
Guests visiting Disneyland Paris can also expect to see a new doll for their attraction in the near future, similar to the one found at Disneyland and Disney World.
Read more: “It’s a small world”
It’s a Small World is the opening day attraction at Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California.
During the cruise, guests visit different countries to see how the dolls sing and dance and embrace their culture while humming along to the iconic “it’s a little world” tune.
Walt Disney World website describe this attraction like this:
Sing along to the classic anthem of world peace during a pleasant musical cruise. Cruise the Seven Seaways in a gentle 10-minute journey across all 7 continents. Go through vivid, fantastic scenes that represent the iconic sights and sounds of dozens of nations.
See a troupe of dancing lovelies from nearly every corner of the world and watch the Audio-Animatronics characters achieve universal harmony as they sing one song in many languages.
By the end of the journey, Walt Disney’s simple message is clear: it really is a small world after all!
The attraction was overseen by Walt Disney himself and was created for the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair in aid of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). It was an instant hit and fans loved the meaning behind the attraction. After two seasons at the New York World’s Fair, “It’s a Small World” moved to California’s Disneyland Park, where it opened on May 28, 1966.
A similar attraction opened next to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in 1971.