No More ‘Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah’ At Disney’s Woke Magic Kingdom

  • 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.