New doll in a wheelchair added to 'it's a small world' at Magic Kingdom

Mar 01, 2023 in "it's a small world"

'it's a small world' wheelchair doll at Magic Kingdom
Posted: Wednesday March 1, 2023 5:33pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

A new doll in a wheelchair was welcomed to the Magic Kingdom attraction today, building on "it’s a small world's" celebration of diversity of people around the world.

In announcing the addition of the new doll, Disney said, "We remain committed to our ongoing work to champion inclusivity and are excited for what the future brings as we continue to reflect the beauty of our individual experiences. It doesn’t matter who you are. If you are a guest in our park or a cast member, we celebrate you — your background, your culture, your identity — and we welcome you every day."

Among those seeing this for the first time this morning were cast members who are part of the ENABLED Business Employee Resource Group, a cast member led group with shared passion around accessibility.

Disneyland in California was also updated in late 2022, with a different style doll.

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wdwfan22Mar 05, 2023

It was a nice addition now go back and fix everything else that’s broke and burnt out.

nickf456Mar 04, 2023

This is such a heartwarming addition that should add smiles on so many people's faces. Disney, more of these types of wholesome additions please and thank you :)

NunuMar 03, 2023

"Everyone", really? Hmmm, NO. Speak for yourself.

Weather_LadyMar 03, 2023

I have a college friend who became a paraplegic due to a horrible car accident, uses a wheelchair, and coincidentally happens to be an accomplished flautist: I don't believe she'd call the ability to see herself represented in the Disney parks on an attraction -- even though it's the only one -- "wasted time and effort." And how expensive was it, really? They made a chair for a doll. I'll say what the rest of us are actually thinking -- it was a kind gesture for Disney to make.

CampbellzSoupMar 02, 2023

Absolutely fantastic addition

JohnDMar 02, 2023

Thanks. I'll look for it on my next trip coming up in April.

AndyS2992Mar 02, 2023

It's right at the very start in the Europe section. It's the first row of dolls you see as you go under the 'Happiest Cruise' arch. It's in the section listed as 'Scandinavia', on a map I have anyway.

AndyS2992Mar 02, 2023

A nice addition, and I like that it's a different doll and not the same South American doll from California duplicated. I don't know why they don't add more sitting dolls anyway, not necessarily in wheelchairs. It adds variety rather than having them all standing in pretty much the same pose.

JohnDMar 02, 2023

What section is it in?

Prince-1Mar 02, 2023

Inclusivity should always be welcomed at Disney. A great addition to the ride.

Tony the TiggerMar 02, 2023

Well done.

Weather_LadyMar 02, 2023

Darling! Designed so well, it looks like it's always been there.

sheriffwoodyMar 02, 2023

Looks great! Can't wait to see it in person :inlove:

ToTBellHopMar 02, 2023