Watch: Disney World Uses Gender-Neutral Greeting for Magic Kingdom's Iconic Fireworks Event

Thursday July 1, 2021

A family walks past Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom, at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
A family walks past Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom, at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.  (Source:Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP,)

Walt Disney World made an inclusive change to its greeting for the company's Happily Ever After fireworks event at Magic Kingdom.

The breathtaking fireworks production was nixed last year due to the pandemic but made its triumphant return on June 29, which came with a major change in a show of support for gender-neutral and nonbinary theme park goers, reports Inside the Magic.

"Walt Disney World quietly debuted a new introduction to Happily Ever After and the change shows Disney's commitment to becoming even more inclusive for its guests," the website writes. "The change comes in the form of the pre-show announcement right before the famous Happily Ever After instrumental begins."

In announcements of years past, the announcer would greet guests with the welcoming, "Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls," but things have changed. Now, the greeting is: "Good evening, dreamers of all ages."

The newly-minted greeting comes not long after it was reported that Gay Days will return to Disneyland in California. The event is slated to make its comeback from September 17-19, and it will be the first time since 2019 that the unofficial Disney event will take place at the park.

Check out the new Happily Ever After greeting below: