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Why Do People Believe Disney World Is Adding Trigger Warnings To Its Rides? Here’s the Truth

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The rumor mill is hard at work again! Some fans believe, due to a circulating article, that the Walt Disney World Resort is going to introduce trigger warnings to its rides. Here’s the truth.

The Walt Disney World Resort is known all around the world to be one of the ultimate Disney vacation spots. From the incredible rides and attractions like Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Magic Kingdom Park and Toy Story Mania! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park, there’s a lot to love at any Disney theme park.

However, recently, a strange rumor has been circulating about Disney rides and attractions, and it’s that Disney World rides will have some potentially controversial additions.

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Magic Kingdom Park, Walt Disney World Resort / Credit: Disney

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What is Disney Supposedly Adding to Rides?

Recently, rumors have been circulating that Disney will be adding trigger warnings to rides to warn guests which rides are “problematic” before they ride them. With all the talk of Disney becoming more “woke” and “pandering to woke audiences,” the rumor went that Disney was adding trigger warnings to rides like Jungle Cruise.

What Else Does the Rumor Say?

The rumor also goes on to explain that “racist jokes are returning to the Jungle Cruise” and “guests would be required to wear pronoun pins inside Disney World.”

In addition, the rumor continues, “Peter Pan’s Flight is set to be replaced with Up Spirit of Adventure due to the Native American scenes on the ride,” and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will soon no longer feature dwarfs.

Beacons of Magic, Tree of Life, Disney's Animal Kingdom

Beacons of Magic, Tree of Life, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Walt Disney World Resort / Credit: Disney

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Where Did the Rumor Originate?

The rumor began with an article from a well-known satire news site, Mouse Trap News. The site released an article where they humorously addressed the criticism Disney has been receiving lately for its so-called wokeness, making fun of the accusations being levied at the Mouse House.

The Walt Disney Company has been under a lot of fire recently for certain casting decisions in its live-action remakes, like with Halle Bailey in The Little Mermaid or Yara Shahidi in Peter Pan and Wendy. In addition, many called the removal of Splash Mountain and its permanent retheme to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure a “worthless woke decision.”

Perhaps in response to the changes on Disney’s part, the site took a humorous approach, presumably to highlight their opinion on the validity of such claims.

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Expedition Everest, Disney’s Animal Kingdom / Credit: Disney

Is Disney Really Adding Trigger Warnings to Rides?

This brings us to the question of the hour: is Disney really adding trigger warnings to rides, the answer is a simple and resounding: “No!”

Disney is all about an immersive and magical experience, something trigger warnings don’t necessarily fit in to in the way the article was describing their usage. Moreover, the suggestions of “racist jokes” at Disney are ludicrous enough to know that the need for trigger warnings themselves is highly unlikely.

Haunted Mansion, Magic Kingdom

Haunted Mansion, Magic Kingdom / Credit: Disney

Ultimately, fans can rest assured, for now, nothing is changing with respect to this.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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