Fans are not pleased with this change…
For the past few years, the Walt Disney Company has become a part of numerous significant political discussions. In the past, Disney has maintained a reputation for being a very wholesome, family-friendly brand. Since the company has begun to center more of its stories around LGBTQ+ stories and provided a more diverse perspective, some fans feel Disney is becoming inappropriate for children.
Many people believe that the “woke agenda” is to blame for Disney’s shifting in its content. Examples of this include Disney introducing Gender-neutral pronouns to the Parks as well as shutting down Splash Mountain due to the ride’s problematic source material.
Now a new Disney Park offering has “fallen victim to the woke agenda.”
Halloween Performance Angers Fans
Right now, Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort are beginning celebrations for their Halloween season. Over at Magic Kingdom Park in Orlando, Florida, Mickey’s Not-so-Scary Halloween Party has begun. Fans are loving this event so far, but one performance is raising some eyebrows.
The Hocus Pocus Villian Spectacular is a must-see performance for any Guest of Mickey’s Not-so-Scary Halloween Party. In this musical event, the Sanderson Sisters from the hit film Hocus Pocus take center stage to share songs, laughs, and celebrate the spooky season. However, some fans are becoming critical of some of the song’s word choices.
Is This a Bad Word?
While performing the iconic song, “I Put a Spell on You,” the Sanderson Sisters changed the word “Hell” to “Heck.” This isn’t the first time that Disney has updated lyrics to eliminate that word, but some fans wonder why exactly Disney is doing it. One theme park Guest explains;
“So is “hell” really considered that bad of a word in 2023 that to keep it “family friendly” we need to use the word “heck” instead of “hell” in I Put A Spell On You? It stands out as oddly puritanical since at least in my neck of the woods “hell” isn’t really considering profanity any more. I realize other parts of the country might be different.”
At one time, this word could be found in many Disney songs and movies, but it seems that now, Disney has determined it to be a bad word for children.
Overall, such a small change should not impact anyone’s overall enjoyment of the entire performance, but it is interesting to see what Disney chooses to care about in this day and age.