Mickey’s Most Political Correctness? Disney World Updates Cinderella Castle Stage Show to Remove Goofy Calling Donald A ‘Ding-a-Ling’

A line of dialogue from Goofy has been changed in “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom.

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“Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” debuted in 2016 and was performed at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party through 2019. The show and party then went on hiatus due to COVID-19, until returning in 2022. The line change premiered with the show’s 2022 return, the only significant update the show has seen since its debut.

The line comes near the end of the show, after the bell-related medley. Donald bursts into center stage at the end of the song, ringing a bell. Chip and Dale laugh at him, and he asks, “What?” Previously, Goofy would then say, “Well, who’s a ding-a-ling now?” Now, Goofy says, “That was un-bell-ievable!”

Hear the new line at about 16:45 in our video below.

And hear the old line at about 16:50 in our 2016 video below.

The reason for the change is unclear, as “ding-a-ling” isn’t necessarily an inappropriate word. But it has unfortunate slang connotations, or possibly Disney simply didn’t want Goofy insulting himself and Donald anymore.

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5 thoughts on “Mickey’s Most Political Correctness? Disney World Updates Cinderella Castle Stage Show to Remove Goofy Calling Donald A ‘Ding-a-Ling’”

  1. I’m sure it was just a joke. I could think of a alternate version like this.

    “It looks like a lot of Ding-a-ling fun!”

    Does that work.

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  2. I don’t get it. What slang connotation does that reference? Why is literally EVERYTHING offensive??? Another day, another woke Disney move.

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  3. By the title, I thought this was going to be a bit more scandalous – or obvious. Frankly, both lines are appropriately corny, but the bell pun is a bit better. (It’s “punnier.”) Although, wouldn’t “That was a hum-dinger” have been even better?

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