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Disney Parks Changing ‘Fairy Godmothers in Training’ for Gender Neutral Title

Disney Parks Changing ‘Fairy Godmothers in Training’ for Gender Neutral Title

What about the employees who want to be referred to as a “Fairy Godmother in Training?”

Those working in the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disney’s parks will now be called “Fairy Godmother’s Apprentices” instead of “Fairy Godmothers in Training.”

From WDW News Today:

Cast Members of the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will now be called Fairy Godmother’s Apprentices instead of Fairy Godmothers in Training to be more gender neutral.

This new title has been added to the Walt Disney World and Disneyland websites. It’s just the latest in a long line of changes at Disney Parks to create a more inclusive environment for guests and Cast.

The blog Streaming the Magic said, “This way cast members that might not identify as female can still be part of the process to dress up & style the children without having to refer to themselves as a female Disney character.”

Why not offer a CHOICE instead of applying it to everyone? People complaining about these titles applying to everyone insists their preferred title must be applied to everyone.”

How do I logic?

What about the people who want to refer to themselves as a female Disney character?

You know those people still exist.

If I worked there, I would want the title “Fairy Godmother in Training.” I want to be a Fairy Godmother! I don’t want to be her apprentice.

When are they going to change her to Fairy Godbirthingparent?

Disney already made the Fairy Godmother a gender-neutral character when it cast Billy Porter in the Amazon Prime Video remake of Cinderella. Porter called his character “GodMuva.”

My head hurts. I don’t care what you want to be called. *I* don’t want to be referred to as anything but a female.

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They haven’t let “Song Of The South” out of the vault in years. I think Dumbo is out probably the Jungle Book soon if not already.

Will they get rid of all of the terrible movies where babies grow up to be normal, get married, have kids and live happily ever after.

    nordic prince in reply to Martin. | July 21, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    A couple of years ago I went to a Civil War museum just outside of Dallas, and amazingly enough I was able to get SotS on DVD. I snatched that up because I had seen it as a kid when it was re-released in the early ’70s, and I knew WD was trying to sweep it under the rug. AFAIK it’s a legit DVD and not a pirated copy (I’ve heard of overseas movie sites that carry that type of thing, but from what I’ve heard those copies are lousy quality.

Cinderella is a classic fairy tale. If you don’t want to follow the story, you don’t have to. Just make up your own fairy tale and use a different name.

The Gentle Grizzly | July 21, 2022 at 5:29 pm

The term “doubling down” comes to mind.

Disney smears feces on itself. Walk away from Disney. Don’t make a big deal out of it, don’t yell boycott, just ignore them. Don’t expose your kids to the parks, or the movies, Just let them fade away and die.

    Andy in reply to grayjohn. | July 21, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    Best walk away movie scene ever (early 90s) was Merlin turning his back on magic – and taking away its power.

Fairy is bigoted.
God is verboten.
Mother is nonexistent.

What are they supposed to call these helpers?

To be fair- if you pay that dollar amount and let a tranny work on your kid’s hair and makeup- I’m not mad at Disney. Don’t be mad at Satan for being Satan, there’s a bigger problem in that equation that is NOT Disney.

If I had kids wouldn’t let them anywhere near anything Disney

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Skip. | July 21, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    Oh, I would! But, it would be Fantasia, The Painted Desert, Song of the South, Cinderella, and some of the educational films Disney did with Jiminy Cricket doing the narrations. Even some of the movies like Flubber, and, The Parent Trap. They were light hearted fun.

    They turned out some incredibly good product in Walt’s day; there is no reason to cast it away now.

      alaskabob in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | July 21, 2022 at 9:02 pm

      I grew up with Disney… from the original Mouseketeers, Perry the Squirrel, Davy Crockett (went to college with a member of the Crockett clan)… on and on. The science series were great such as with Von Braun. Yep… you are correct… the OLD Disney pre-Touchstone era is good quality. Zorro, The Scarecrow, Swamp Fox, Elfego Bacca..on and on…

It seems like the same thing to me. An apprentice plumber is working towards becoming a plumber. An apprentice electrician is working towards becoming an electrician. What is a fairy godmother’s apprentice working towards other than becoming a fairy godmother?

I’m guessing they chose “apprentice” as an allusion to the sorcerer’s apprentice and the implied masculine character there.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to marybeth. | July 21, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    “I’m guessing they chose “apprentice” as an allusion to the sorcerer’s apprentice and the implied masculine character there.”

    And a female one would be “The Sorceress’s Apprenticess”?

Gay deity birthing persons rejoice!

I recommend they use the term “Comrade”. It seems to say all that needs saying.