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VIDEO: “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” Removed From “Let the Magic Begin” Welcome Show at Magic Kingdom

Though no timeline has been announced, Splash Mountain will soon be rethemed to The Princess and the Frog due to the attraction’s racist history with the film Song of the South. As such, the film’s song “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” is also being removed from several areas of Walt Disney World and Disneyland. It is now gone from the “Let the Magic Begin” welcome show at Magic Kingdom.

Watch our video of “Let the Magic Begin” from this morning:

An instrumental of “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” previously played as the characters entered the stage, or in this case post-COVID, as guests entered the park.

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Jeff
Jeff
2 months ago

How sad WDW has become. Just unbelievable that they would remove this happy song.

mis
mis
2 months ago

and yet again the blatant ignorance of the “woke” crowd is put on display for all to see.

Pete
Pete
2 months ago

This entire whitewashing of Song of the South is just plain stupid. It accomplishes nothing to promote cultural sensitivity. People should remember what PoC lived like even after emancipation and the Civil War’s end. They were a strong people to have survived slavery and they managed to have a unique strong cultural identity that shouldn’t be tossed away and forgotten. Uncle Remus stories were the legends of an oppressed peoples who rose above it and continue to today. Those stories are life lessons that everyone should learn from. Between the lessons of Uncle Remus stories and a depictions of post… Read more »

Lindak626
Lindak626
2 months ago

This is so ridiculous! I love that song. It’s part of my childhood. Lots of people love the song.

Patricia Johnson
Patricia Johnson
2 months ago

All this to satisfy about 1% of the population. Too bad that’s the population that the media focuses on….disgusting!

Rick
Rick
2 months ago

Bet it’s a lot less than 1%. They just happen to be the loudest.

Sally
Sally
2 months ago

Pathetic. Splash Mountain isn’t racist. Disney is woke gone mad.

David G Pollard
David G Pollard
2 months ago

It sounds like to me that the Walt Disney Company needs a big change in their board of directors…….This wouldn’t have happened when Roy Disney was around! I will certainly continue to sing this song to my children! The positive and joyous lyrics and music to Song of the South is timeless. We Americans can collectively keep the WALT Disney spirit in Disney Enterprises, Inc., regardless of its corporate political posturing, correct? Yes.

Last edited 2 months ago by David G Pollard
Rick
Rick
2 months ago

This is insane. Zip-a-dee-doo-dah is one of the greatest songs in the Disney library.

Scrooge McDuck
Scrooge McDuck
2 months ago

All I can say is… this company is going off the rails under Chapek and D’Amaro.

Rob Brady
Rob Brady
2 months ago

What a shame.

Doug
Doug
2 months ago

The song is not racist. The movie is not racist. It is a period movie that takes place after slavery was ended. White and blacks get along together which is something we could all learn from instead of being divided like is being pushed now. I cannot describe how much this infuriates me. Too many people are mad about things based off what they are told and not the reality of it. Most of those people probably haven’t even seen the movie. The song and ride have nothing remotely racist in them. STOP THE MADNESS!!!!!! I hope my family and… Read more »

Brian
Brian
2 months ago

Is that song now racist as well? Or maybe it’s cultural appropriation; maybe only minorities should be allowed to have a wonderful day, with plenty of sunshine heading their way.

Bob
Bob
2 months ago

The other three songs they’re still using are equally fun, happy and catchy songs that I like a lot also, so this decision is hardly putting a damper on my Disney day.