While we’re still waiting for the full “Let the Magic Begin” welcome show to return to Magic Kingdom, Disney has taken the time off to update the show to remove and rework some of the outro music. Instead of the full Let the Magic Begin welcome show, Disney has modified it to work without characters.
As a reminder, “traditional” rope drop has returned to Magic Kingdom, and as part of that a short welcome message is played that uses portions of the Let the Magic Begin welcome show. One aspect of the show that was completely changed was the outro, which sees the removal of “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” in favor of modified versions of “Be Our Guest” and “Mickey Mouse March”.
Here’s a look at the current, character-less Magic Kingdom welcome show, with new outro music.
The removal of Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah may simply be a coincidence as Disney modifies the welcome show to allow for the removal of characters, or it may be a concerted effort in their continued Diversity & Inclusion changes in the theme parks that will eventually lead to the complete removal of Splash Mountain. It’s worth noting that, as of publish time, two Splash Mountain songs are used in the entrance plaza background music loop.
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