On Wednesday, theme parks owned by Disney changed their long-standing fireworks show greetings to drop references to the two genders, as reported by the Miami Herald.
With coronavirus restrictions being lifted across the country, the two major theme parks – Disneyland in California and Disney World in Florida – are bringing back the regularly-scheduled fireworks shows, which are set to return on Sunday. But in the parks’ test runs of the fireworks on Wednesday, visitors got to hear for themselves the newly-reworded introductions.
While past shows always started off with the introduction of “Good evening ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, dreamers of all ages,” the new versions dropped the phrases “ladies and gentlemen” and “boys and girls,” and now simply said “Good evening, dreamers of all ages.” The removal of the two phrases is part of Disney’s broader effort to accommodate the rising trend of “transgenderism,” the false notion that there are more than two genders, and that anyone can change their gender at any time.
Similar changes to spoken introductions that previously featured references to the only two genders were made to such attractions as “Jungle Cruise” and “Splash Mountain.” A Disney spokesperson said that the changes were “part of a broader effort,” and were “not about one or two things.”