Disney: New doll in a wheelchair added to ‘It’s a Small World’ attraction

Addition lives up to legacy of diverse representation

New doll in wheelchair arrives at It's a small world attraction at Walt Disney World (Disney Parks Blog)

BAY LAKE, Fla. – Guests visiting Walt Disney World’s “It’s a small world” attraction will now see a new addition.

On Wednesday, the theme park announced on its blog that a doll in a wheelchair was added to the attraction overnight - further building on its longstanding legacy of diverse representation.

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“The diversity of our cast and guests inspire us to keep our parks and experiences in a constant state of becoming: becoming more vibrant, more inclusive, and more relevant. In fact, Walt Disney Imagineering continuously considers updates to our parks and experiences to better reflect the world around us,” Disney explained.

Disney said a group of cast members who are part of the ENABLED Business Employee Resource Group were among the first to see the new doll Wednesday morning.

Last year, during the holidays, Disneyland’s attraction welcomed two new dolls in wheelchairs. The company plans to make a similar move at its Paris park sometime this year.

Click here to learn more about the Walt Disney Company’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

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