The internet broken when The Walt Disney Company announced just before the weekend that this year would be the first time ever that one of the parks would host a massive Pride event to celebrate the LGBTQ community.
TL;DR Disney has officially announced the brand new "Magical Pride" event at Disnetland Paris on June 1, 2019. Twitter reactions and information about the LGBTQ event is below.
Disneyland Paris will be the first of the Disney chain to host the event, which will take place on June 1, 2019 (the first official day of Pride month).
The event, which Disney calls "Magical Pride," will leave the entire park decorated in all the vibrant colours of the rainbow. Although Pride events have been held at the park before, they were all unofficial and never actually affiliated with Disney. That all changes this year, as "Magical Pride" is hosted by official Disney organizers.
Needless to say, Twitter is freaking out. A LOT. Although the consensus seems evenly split on supporting and protesting the new event, the comebacks to those who are anti-Disney Pride are just too good not to share:
Hate to break it to ya bud but Disney’s had a “Gay Day” pride event for over a decade and I’m sure the company that’s worth 98 billion won’t miss your 5k annual passes https://t.co/qpssShPX1W— Kelsey (@thenameskelsey) February 4, 2019
How does an @Disney Pride event square with their support of @FoxNews?@Disney uses its money to support a propaganda station whose followers do not support LGBTQI Rights but the LGBTQI money is good enough to take.? pic.twitter.com/4wAgkbXBeD— Jonas (@JonasPWerner) February 4, 2019
For the most part, Disney fans are pretty excited for the upcoming official event, to say the least:
This made me tear up w/happiness!— Carin Bennett (@carin_bennett) February 4, 2019
It's all booked, we will be attending Magical Pride at Disneyland Paris in June ✨💜🧡💛😍 So excited, can't wait ✨#disneylandparis #magicalpride #waltdisneystudios #pride #love #equality… https://t.co/XkM0LCgggE— Haus of Magic (@kandsbruno) January 20, 2019
1st June 2019 for Magical Pride at Disneyland Paris.— Disneygoff 🎉 #Mickey90 (@disneygoff) October 9, 2018
Incredibly proud of our resort for being so outspoken with its support for the LGBT community by hosting events like this 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈 https://t.co/ymDVLaPw5z
Even Disney has taken to Twitter to celebrate the upcoming event and give more details.
Magical Pride isn't just for adults - it's for dreamers of ALL ages! 🧒— Magical Pride (@magicalpride) January 2, 2019
Magical Pride is getting closer and closer! Book a trip for all the family and experience the Magic of Disney with a Sparkle of Pride 🌈🌟https://t.co/4D2nNsJndi#MagicalPride #DisneylandParis #LGBTQ pic.twitter.com/Vj5RKW4p47
Not to mention that Twitter is going crazy trying to get their very own Disney Pride Mickey ears:
Second, dO YA'LL KNOW DISNEY GOT PRIDE MICKEY EARS?? I couldn't get a picture for myself cause, I didn't have the money to buy it but, LOOK AT THESE!! I really want to get them for me and @VeryBerryJimJam someday. pic.twitter.com/fOvVpys7ef— 💙 Blueberry Swirl 💙 (@Sammi_Swirl) February 1, 2019
Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming "Magical Pride" event at Disneyland Paris.