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Disney Brings Its Founders Back for Iconic Scene

The Walt Disney Company has received a lot of negative feedback lately, partly due to the increase in prices and the increase in Disney Resort or Disney Park Guests’ bad behavior, but Disney fanatics have not stopped sharing fond memories of Walter Elias Disney himself (the man, more commonly known as Walt Disney, who founded the Walt Disney Company alongside his brother Roy O. Disney).

In recent months, Disney fans and Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort Guests have felt more and more like Walt Disney’s presence has been gradually removed from the Disney Parks, as if the Walt Disney Company is trying to forget its namesake and disassociate from the man who invented Mickey Mouse and groundbreaking departments like Walt Disney Imagineering.  But fear not, Disney fans! Walt is apparently back in the Magic Kingdom Park in a big way!

Walt Disney Ribbon Cutting

Walt Disney during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Credit: D23

Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney have both been spotted in the Disney Enchantment nighttime spectacular as of August 22, 2o22! The Disney Enchantment nighttime spectacular replaced Happily Ever After, and (like most Disney nighttime spectaculars) features fireworks and projections that are projected onto the Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom Park.

This is the first Disney nighttime spectacular that brings the projections of Disney movie footage all the way down Main Street USA, however — so even if you’re on Main Street USA instead of right next to Cinderella Castle, you can still have some Disney magic!

Disney Enchantment! fireworks

Disney Enchantment Credit: Disney

Take a look at Walt Disney and Roy Disney’s appearances as projections on Cinderella’s Castle in the video shown below! Disney Enchantment replaced Happily Ever After on October 1 of last year, and responses to it were rather negative. But perhaps Walt and Roy’s addition to the show’s lineup will change that!

Disney Enchantment is a show that, according to Disney, involves “magical effects,” “dazzling new lighting that illuminates the Castle courtyard and stunning fireworks that light up the night sky.” Disney characters also appear in the show, including Raya the soon-to-be official Disney princess — and now, apparently, real Disney icons like Walt Disney himself! Are you excited to see Walt Disney being honored in Disney Enchantment, along with his brother Roy O. Disney?

 

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!