Disney transforms Magic Kingdom's famous purple wall to celebrate PRIDE Month at Walt Disney World

Jun 02, 2022 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Walt Disney World Pride Month 2022
Posted: Thursday June 2, 2022 8:52am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney Parks are celebrating PRIDE Month as part of a commitment to recognize and celebrate the contributions, cultures and experiences of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

Each park has a photo wall, themed to its surroundings and honors the diversity and pride within the LGBTQIA+ community.

At Magic Kingdom, the famous Purple Wall has a new look for the month.

Disney PhotoPass Service will have photo props like a rainbow umbrella, Magic Shots and colorful photo opportunities throughout Walt Disney World, plus new virtual backdrops at the Disney PhotoPass Studio at Disney Springs.

The Walt Disney Company will also be donating all profits from the Disney Pride Collection sales now through June 30, 2022, to support LGBTQIA+ youth and families. In Central Florida, the collection is benefiting Zebra Coalition.



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BrianJul 01, 2022

Why?

Figgy1Jul 01, 2022

Funny I thought this thread was about a mural Disney painted on a wall, not a debate about politics

Casper GutmanJun 30, 2022

At this point, they should be left up year round.

DCBakerJun 30, 2022

The Pride Walls/murals will be there through July - "And if you haven’t had the chance to experience the Pride Walls and photo opportunities across Walt Disney World, I’m happy to share that, due to popular demand, you’ll be able to enjoy many of them through July! " https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/06/reflecting-on-disney-pride-and-a-look-ahead/

Beacon JoeJun 30, 2022

Are they painting it over tomorrow?

PatchesleeJun 26, 2022

Not to side track the thread much, but DD13 got to attend her first Pride event. Along with feeling at home and seeing friends, we found out there is a Pride Alliance group at the high school!!! 😍 she may have another year until then, but we have some other teens we've gotten contact info if she ever feel the need to talk to a peer.

ImperfectPixieJun 26, 2022

I'm not familiar with this character, but she instantly brought to mind Eddie Izzard, who from my understanding identifies as gender fluid, prefers she/her pronouns, and is attracted to women. Hubby and I have been fans of hers since the 1990s, and it was interesting and enlightening to read about how she identifies now versus how she did back then.

maemae74Jun 25, 2022

Thanks for sharing this! I love love love this character and this show! The article was great but some of the comments were disgusting!

Sir_CliffJun 24, 2022

I feel exactly the same and have really pulled back from social media in the past year or so. It seems conducive to getting worked up over what are probably fairly marginal views that always existed but that you were just less exposed to and then mirroring the toxicity you experience from those with which you disagree. As I mentioned in the last message, I've become particularly wary about this culture of everyone needing an instant opinion or hot take on everything. Also agree about these forums! At least this is enjoyable and civil, and the stuff we're talking about is at least generally nice to think about even if it is discussing a new ride or hotel that we don't love!

Californian ElitistJun 24, 2022

His newer music sucks anyway lol, not even worth time.

Vegas Disney FanJun 24, 2022

This is how I feel also, I feel like a dinosaur with a lot of these terms, and I’m only in my late 40s. LGBT is easy to understand, beyond that the divisions become more nuanced, the they/them pronouns become really confusing also. Someday we’ll get it figured out but like anything new it takes getting used to.

Tony the TiggerJun 24, 2022

I don’t sell his stuff. #stillcanceledforme 🤣

Californian ElitistJun 23, 2022

All very true! We get news so much more quickly nowadays. And it’s all sorts of news from all around the world. Additionally, we are able to watch news as it’s happening. We’ve been able to do this for decades, but you can watch live news on various platforms, and, again, be exposed to many opinions and reactions at the very same time the respective news is happening. You’re also right about it fizzling out very quickly. Social media in general has become personally upsetting and somewhat depressing. It’s not only the comments, but the content that people are producing and publishing is troubling and just not something that I find appealing or necessarily good. I think we should all consider who and what we want to follow and the type of content we want to subject ourselves to on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. It’s one of the reasons I enjoy commenting here on the forums. For the most part, we’re here to discuss Disney, and while some outside topics and discussions creep in, it’s tolerable and we’re still mainly here to talk about Disney-related products, which is way better than watching an “influencer” copy a trend that someone else made up, or be obsessed with their physical features for clicks and views.

Sir_CliffJun 23, 2022

Very well put and I agree 100% with all of this! Another thing with the rise of social media and the internet is that everything seems to have rapidly sped up in that people get information more or less instantly, they have a venue to react instantly, and then people expect an instant resolution. In the past it seemed like controversies would play out over weeks or months, but now they seem to be able to flare up and burn out within a day or two. I think another thing we could all do to improve our mental health is to take a beat and reflect on an issue before formulating an opinion rather than just firing off the first reaction that pops into our head. You do also make the great point that far more topics were off-limits in the not-too-distant past than are today. There has been some change in what kind of speech will cause a negative reaction, but it's not like everyone was living in a free speech paradise even in the 1980s and 1990s and nowadays more topics are off limits for discussion. Sure, you can't be as racist or homophobic as you could back then without being called out on it, but we can all talk and read more freely about so many more topics today than we could a few decades ago, let alone in the 1950s and 1960s.