Walt Disney World has removed the iconic song “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” from the music loop played at the Magic Kingdom entrance, according to WDW News Today.
The removal of the song from the Magic Kingdom entrance loop coincided with the closure of Disney World’s famous Splash Mountain water ride on Sunday.
“Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” entered the American consciousness in 1946, when Black actor James Baskett performed it in the Disney film “Song of the South.” The film is set on a plantation and features an elderly Black man called Uncle Remus who tells African American folk tales to White children cared for by Black servants.
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