Disney Changes “Fairy Godmother” Title for Gender-Neutral Title
Disney is once again making some changes regarding inclusivity.
This time Disney has changed its definition of “Fairy Godmother.” “Fairy Godmothers In Training” will now be called “Apprentices.”
For those that haven't been to Disney World before “Fairy Godmothers” work at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutiques, which is located at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland’s Fantasyland in Anaheim, California, and do makeovers on children ages 3 to 12 years old.
These boutiques are gearing up to reopen on August 25, 2022, following the pandemic shutdowns. And when they reopen they will be using new verbiage for their employees.
Disney has made it a point to be very inclusive in recent months and has made several changes to its business model and parks.
Last year, Disney decided to make the change to the phrase “Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls” when they open the Happily Ever After fireworks show at Disney World. Now the announcers say “Good evening, dreamers of all ages.”
Disney has even made changes to some of the rides and included both men and women in a lot of the scenes that rides may see now.
"The new concept is inclusive — one that all of our guests can connect with and be inspired by, and it speaks to the diversity of the millions of people who visit our parks each year," Disney said in a statement at the time.
Disney did not comment on the newest rounds of changes that have been made.