On a joyful day in June, Disneyland Paris made history by debuting an inclusive and heartwarming Pride parade, featuring none other than beloved Disney icons in vibrant, rainbow-themed outfits. Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and their pals lit up the park, donning colors of the Pride flag in a celebration that delighted guests and showcased Disney’s continued commitment to inclusivity. [Credit: @My_castle_club via TikTok]

This dazzling display of unity and joy comes during a significant period for the Disney legacy. Earlier this year, Disney’s extensive copyright ownership of the iconic Steamboat Willie version of Mickey Mouse ended, marking a historic shift in the company’s protection of its most famous character. While the early black-and-white shorts have entered the public domain, the Disney brand continues to cherish and safeguard Mickey and friends’ more modern iterations.

In a remarkable gesture of support for the LGBTQIA+ community, Disneyland Paris offered these Pride festivities inclusively to all park visitors, rather than hosting a separate ticketed event. The parade featured a fantastic float adorned with Disney favorites in their rainbow best, spreading messages of love, acceptance, and pride. This move follows Disney’s vocal opposition to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law in 2022, a stance that led to significant backlash and ongoing political friction with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

Former Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s condemnation of the anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation put Disney Parks at the frontlines of this cultural battle, reinforcing their support for inclusivity amidst adversities, including the controversial reorganization of Disney World’s governing Reedy Creek Improvement District. Despite these challenges, the magic and commitment to creating a welcoming space for all continue to shine brightly.

As Disneyland Resort in California prepares for its second annual Pride Nite events, fans are abuzz with excitement over the potential of seeing these stunning new looks in future parades and celebrations stateside. These colorful character ensembles are a testament to Disney’s enduring ability to adapt and embrace love in all its forms.

Which of these fabulous Pride outfits do you love the most? Would you like to see them make an appearance at Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort? Share your thoughts in the comments below and join the conversation about this sparkling celebration of diversity and magic!

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