Disneyland: this iconic attraction has been modified to be more inclusive

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Earlier in the month, we revealed to you; that thousands of visitors had been locked up despite them in Disneyland China on Halloween night. But this time, we go to the other side. of the Pacific, as it would seem that one of the parks' iconic attractions; Disney themes have been modified, in order to be more inclusive.

Disneyland: This iconic attraction has been redesigned to be more inclusive

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a subtle and inclusive addition

Head to the city of Anaheim, California, where is located Disneyland Park, the first park to theme opened by the Walt Disney Company, but also the only “enchanted kingdom” designed and seen by Walt Disney, then inaugurated; in 1955. The park is part of the Disneyland Resort complex, in which there is also another park, at; know Disney California Adventure, as well as Disney hotels and a shopping area called Downtown Disney California.

And if the Disneyland park in California has recently been talked about, it is thanks in particular to; some subtle changes to one of its most famous attractions, It's a Small World. Indeed, as part of an annual renovation revealed last week,two audio-animatronics representing people in wheelchairs have been installed. added to attraction. We can find one of them in a scene representing South America, while the other appears during the grand finale of the attraction.

Disneyland: This iconic attraction has been redesigned to be more inclusive

For those who are unfamiliar with this attraction, It's a Small World is a fairly slow scenic cruise, where; one can see representations of the different peoples and countries of the world through dolls of animals and children in local costumes and decorations, with background music. The purpose of this attraction is to celebrate brotherhood; universal, thus featuring more than 300 different audio-animatronics. À Originally, the attraction had been developed for the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair, after Walt Disney and his team had been approached by PepsiCo which then sponsored the Unicef ​​pavilion.

Disneyland: This iconic attraction has been redesigned to be more inclusive

As reported by HuffPost, the change is part of an effort by the California resort to reflect a “representative” truer sense of the diversity of the world” according to Disney officials. Walt Disney Imagineering Executive Creative Director for Disneyland, Kim Irvine, said she felt “lucky” to have contributed to; add “new magic” to attraction by leading the layout; day. She explained:

I am passionate about creating a deeper connection to our parks by honoring diversity; among us at; through our attractions. I'm thrilled with this addition which builds on the legacy of the portrayal in “It's a Small World”.

For the moment, this addition only concerns the attraction located in the park at California Disneyland theme. But these two audio-animatronics should normally be added to the attractions of the Walt Disney World parks in Florida,but also to the attractions of the Walt Disney World parks in Florida. Disneyland Paris, next year.

Disneyland: This iconic attraction has been redesigned to be be more inclusive

And to continue in the same theme and find out what is this controversial decision taken by Disneyland despite visitor complaints, see our previous article on the subject, right here.