Disney changes its cast member names to ‘Fairy Godmother’s Apprentices’ to be more inclusive
From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Guest Blog
From Fox35 Orlando-
ORLANDO, Fla. – Cast members at Disney’s Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique now will be called “Fairy Godmother’s Apprentices” — instead of “Fairy Godmothers in Training” — according to Disney.
The change is an attempt for the theme parks to be more gender-neutral, Walt Disney World (WDW) News Today shared on Tuesday.
The title change is already reflected on both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland websites
The “tweak” is part of a larger and ongoing move toward more inclusivity on Disney’s part.
Last summer, the company began omitting any use of the phrase “ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls” from its parks.
Park visitors between the tender age of three and 12 can visit the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique for a Disney-style makeover. The newly named Fairy Godmother’s Apprentices are responsible for transforming the young guests into princesses or knights with hairstyling, makeup and a costume change.
The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is set to reopen Aug. 25, following its closure during the coronavirus pandemic.