“The Walt Disney Co. will mark a rainbow-hued milestone this summer when Disneyland Paris becomes the first Disney theme park to officially host an event celebrating the LGBTQ community.
The French theme park will host ‘Magical Pride’ on June 1 to kickstart Pride Month. ‘Dress like a dream, feel fabulous and experience Walt Disney Studios Park like never before — loud, proud and alive with all the colors of the rainbow,’ Disneyland Paris wrote of the landmark event on its website.
Though ‘Magical Pride’ events have been held at Disneyland Paris since 2014 and annual ‘Gay Days’ have been celebrated at Disney’s American theme parks since the early 1990s, these have all been unofficial events not formally affiliated with Disney. A ‘Magical Pride’ organizer told CBS News last week that this year’s event in the French theme park will be the first pride event officially organized by The Walt Disney Co.”