Staff, 2022-10-18 06:00:00,
Two years ago, the nation endured a summer of civil unrest, and out of that tumultuous time emerged rallying calls for increased efforts of diversity and inclusion in every facet of society. Walt Disney World took note and initiated its Reimagining Tomorrow initiative that seeks to represent marginalized voices in the various tiers of its offerings ranging from the company’s parks, merchandise, and entertainment.
Recently, Disney announced they were upgrading Splash Mountain to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, a move that Disney aficionados perceived as controversial because they opposed the change. Understanding the nostalgia its customers held for the ride, the multinational and media conglomerate remained steadfast in its decision to become more inclusive.
To bring the adventure to life the Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, the first African-American princess from the fan-favorite animated film, “The Princess and the Frog,” as a ride at Disneyland Park in California and Magic Kingdom Park in Florida, Disney tapped Charita Carter, an African-American woman, as lead on the project. Based on her corporate bio, Carter works as an executive producer; she is responsible for creating, collaborating, and developing Disney Parks experiences from ideation…
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