After WDWNT broke the news last month that “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” was on its way out of music loops around Tokyo Disney Resort, it was only a matter of time before its removal came to pass. Thanks to social media users, we now have confirmation that it has indeed been removed from the Tokyo Disneyland Entrance loop as well as at Bon Voyage.
Twitter user @pop_n_hina confirmed that “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” no longer plays in the Tokyo Disneyland Entrance loop as of earlier this week. It formerly was the very first song, playing between the Fantasyland Castle Loop and “Winnie-the-Pooh”. Now the latter is first in line in the nearly hour-long loop.
“Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” has been part of the park’s entrance loop since opening day in 1983, first as a rendition by Frank Chacksfield and His Orchestra, then from 2002 onward as a custom-arranged version. The same version also plays at the Magic Kingdom’s main entrance, and formerly in the Disneyland esplanade.
Meanwhile, user @gaku_0708_o confirmed the day before that it had also been removed from the loop at the Bon Voyage shop on the walkway between Tokyo Disneyland and JR Maihama Station. The song had also been part of its loop since opening day in 2001, performed there by Paula Kelly & The Modernaires.
The Oriental Land Company confirmed to WDWNT last month that “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” would be phased out across the resort after it was removed from the Resort Gateway and Bayside monorail station loops in mid-August. They told us at the time “As part of an ongoing effort to create an environment inclusive of all guests, we’re reexamining our use of certain songs across the Tokyo Disney Resort.”
There are not any announced plans to update or change Splash Mountain in any capacity at Tokyo Disneyland, with Tiana’s Bayou Adventure only set to come to Walt Disney World and Disneyland at present.
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