Disney Trades Parks ‘Fairy Godmother’ for Gender-Neutral ‘Apprentice’ – The Hill

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  • The cast members of the Bibbidi Bobbidi shop at the Magic Kingdom theme park in Florida will now be referred to as the “apprentices” of Fairy God Mothers.

  • Shop workers were once called “Fairy God Mother’s in Training”.

  • The new title aims to create a more inclusive environment.

Employees of Disney’s famous Bibbidi Bobbidi store will be given a more gender-neutral title.

Shop cast members, who help children dress up as their favorite Disney characters, will now call themselves “Fairy God Mother’s Apprentices” instead of “Fairy God Mother’s in Training” to allow workers who don’t not identify as women to be part of the magic.

“Disney will continue its efforts to be more inclusive with all guests and cast members by renaming boutique cast members to ‘Fairy God Mother’s Apprentices’ rather than ‘Fairy Godmothers in training,'” a said Streaming the Magic in a statement.


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“That way, cast members who might not identify as female can still be part of the process of dressing and styling the kids without having to identify themselves as a female Disney character.”

Changing America has contacted The Walt Disney Corporation for comment.

After closing due to a pandemic, the Bibbidi Bobbidi Shop will reopen at Magic Kingdom park on August 25, according to the shop’s website.


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