Walt Disney World has been introducing new ways to make the resort more inclusive for both Guests and Cast Members since Inclusivity was introduced as the fifth Key to a Great Guest Experience. Following past updates, such as allowing Cast Members to have tattoos and nail polish visible while working, and allowing for gender neutral housing options in the Disney College Program, the latest inclusivity-focused update comes onstage for Guests via the My Disney Experience App.
Guests creating or updating profiles to plan their Walt Disney World vacations will now find that the dropdown field to include a prefix in your profile is now optional (whereas before it was required.) Additionally, a new gender neutral pronoun “Mx.” is now available alongside the current options.
If a Guest opts to change their prefix within the app, the update will be available while viewing their own profiles and if their profiles are viewed by friends and family who are linked within the app (basically if you are sharing reservations and PhotoPass photos.)
While Disney has not officially announced this update yet, you can see it for yourself if you open up the My Disney Experience app on your phone. (If you do not see this change right away, you may need to update your app and try again.)
We do not have all of the details for the launch of Disney’s upcoming Genie+ mobile app, but it seems safe to assume that any new changes seen on the My Disney Experience front will also be carried over to the newer version of the app.
The ability to simply not select a prefix has been something Guests have been wanting for some time, so it is exciting to see that this is not only possible, but there is also a gender neutral option in the app, too!
We’ll be sure to share more updates from My Disney Experience and Disney Genie and Genie+ as we have them.