Disney Park Takes Action: Tinker Bell Indefinitely Suspended Following Controversial Incident - Inside the Magic

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Cinderella castle at Disney Parks under overcast skies, with an inset of Tinker Bell, a Disney fairy character, smiling and waving in her green dress.

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  1. JOHN. F WEINBERGER.111

    Ok, this just more woke crap trying to spoil everybody’s good time .
    Just leave it alone already.

    1. Chuck

      Agree John Totally

      1. I been going to Disney since it opened and tunker bell had a great meet set up I don’t understand all this woke junk Disney needs to go back to being the small world like it used to be they catered to every type not like woke junk please bring back tunk and don’t mess with Peter Pan

        1. Joseph lovett

          I2 do not get it I will boycott all of Disney’s products, show’s and whatever they try 2 push shame on them I’m sure Walt is turning in his grave with all this woke BS🤬🤬🤬

          1. E

            I hope Disney doesn’t think they’re too big to fail. If they keep disappointing their customers they absolutely will.

        2. john

          i have gone to Disneyland many times but will not go back..too woke and too expensive.. will not spend another dime there

          1. Same here. This is beyond ridiculous destroying everything Walt Disney created.Soon it will not even be called Disneyland. Too woke . Leave the clasdics alone and stop catering to this pathetic fools who find everything offense. Leave peter pan & tinkerbell alone. Dont mess with Bambi and trash the new snow white joke of a movie. This stupid CEO is quickly destroying everything and stripping the magic and the essence of Walt from Disney Parks. At this point I will no longer be a pass member and refuse to go to the park which he is making a joke for little kids only which is not what Walt wanted. Plus I will no longer buy anything from Disney stores which I have done since I was a child. To destroy splash mountain because of a movie that was filmed 75 years ago is truly stupid as many had not even heard of the movie but to make a whole ride to a cartoon of the princess and the frog which was a weak movie with mediocre cartooning is completely ridiculous. Thanks Bob you a true fool for dismantling Disney Parks.

        3. Frank DraCman

          Disney is doomed. With all the woke B.S. going on Disney will be a thing of the past. As the saying goes, Go Woke Go Broke! 🇺🇸🦅🪖

        4. Tim

          There is only one way to make your point and that is with your dollars. As long as you keep giving Disney your money they won’t change.

      2. Joseph

        So sick of the offended group getting their way and having everything removed. If they get that offended of the name tinker bell it’s their way of life shouldn’t have to affect. Tinker bell has been here way before they were and should be allowed. So what’s next goofy? Or Peter pan? How about captain hook which I actually know a person that lost his hand. Enough is enough already. Liberals are ruining so much they way people live that everyone basically is walking on egg shells in fear of offending someone and being sued. I’m part cherokee and now offended the sports teams have to change names. Aka Washington Redskins

        1. Michele

          Agree!

        2. This is not a liberals move. These are pathetic weak people that cant handle Bambi nor anything else. I am a liberal and everyone I know think all this woke Disney crap is stupid. These are the same kind of woke fools who are burning books because some ignorant person finds it offensive. These are both conservatives and liberals. These are ignorant weak people who do not understand the word faireytale.

      3. Michele

        Tinkerbell is one of my favorite characters. This is total bs. Grow a pair Ceo Iger and tell people tough. Stand your ground. We the people are sick of the cancel culture.

    2. Sam

      This never happened. Disney never had a tinker-bell meet and greet at the front. They occasionally have one in the back, but it really depends on the day and the weather. Plus, those banners haven’t changed for years. I would know, I have been a regular season pass holder since 2019.

      1. Todd Hudson

        Actually they did back in 2015 I think might of been 2017 we went and that’s where we met her and we got pictures of at that time my 17 year old on one knee with her for fun. It was all by accident because he dropped something but it looks like he was proposing. But yes I’ve been going every other year for the last 10 years or so and her spot was up front with mickey till just before covid I want to say like 2years before she was gone and met her on certain days where the carousel is by the sword and the stone

        1. Jean S Stewart

          So what was the “controversial incident”??

          1. Randy

            I had the same question

          2. Jelly

            I guess being built like a female is now controversial in the world of Wike.

      2. Richard

        Well, I hate to be the one to break it to you, but you are wrong. Even in 2019 they had a Meet and Greet with Mickey & Minnie and Tinker Bell in the Theater on Main Street. We’ve been going a lot longer than just five years, so please don’t speak with such authority about matters you don’t really know about.

        1. Old disney

          I’ve been a Disney vacation club member since 2006 and it has always been up front.When you walk in Mickey is on the other side. Actually, when we were there just before we went on the wish.They had both signs up as well and I have plenty of pictures to prove it.

        2. Tess

          Exactly right!

      3. MW

        Wrong. She has been at the front for years, I went each time.

    3. Joseph

      I 100% agree enough is enough. So much has been taken away because someone can say they was offended

    4. Kim

      I agree ! If i start complaining about voodoo and how dark and evil in Tatiannna is and people start asking for it to be changed would Disney change it…NO or what if i played the race card and said im black and offended about it would they change it ….NO or what if i boycott gay days.Disney only cares about the appearance of caring about family values. The money is what they really care about. They arent the Disney Walt founded. Now they are just another big corporation.

    5. Buckhaa

      The “Wokeness” have been destroying Disney for awhile now..Seems they still haven’t learn…Have recently cancelled my Disney+ service…oh well, let them sink….Poor Walt Disney have been turning constantly in his grave….

    6. Jennifer

      China owns more shares of Disney. They are making the decisions. Ruining America in all ways.

    7. Sarah

      Totally agree. Think was my favorite growing up.

    8. Kalyani

      Geez, you people and this woke boogeyman. Don’t you people get tired of blaming “woke” a concept most of you can’t even explain for everything? Give it a rest.

      1. Patrick Sydnor

        “ a 2022 report by the New York Times said Disney’s “Stories Matter” team — launched to “ensure (our content) accurately represents our global audiences” — had indicated the Tinker Bell character was “potentially problematic.”
        I’d say that’s pandering to the “woke” agenda. Wouldn’t you?

  2. Sandra

    Stupid why do haters always win? 😒

  3. Deborah

    Ok, so why is Tinker Bell being removed? Because she is a fairy, flying around sprinkling pixie dust? I’m not seeing the problem with this imaginary character.

    1. Jay

      I am with you! I don’t get it!

    2. Maeglin

      No clue, as far as I know no true reason was given. Probably just another piece to get folks riled up

  4. Danny

    According to Disney: Anything “Cancel Culture” finds offensive never existed.

    There were no stories told by people with a specific skin tone. Native Americans never had a culture that differed from everyone else.

    What next? Will they remove the animated Ariel to claim they only ever had the other one? Will they change Snow White…making it seven diverse people (then reading the dwarves, after backlash — claiming the seven diverse people was for the prince, instead)?

  5. Tinker

    I don’t understand?!?! Bring back Tinkerbell! She is a fairy with pixie dust so the problem is.., oh yes , she makes people happy in an IMAGINARY world of neverland DISNEY
    Disney has gone too far…

  6. Carol Halter

    Why not make a special movie just about Tinker Bell and make it be as good as Frozen! Have Tink star in doing something absolutely wonderful! Don’t do away with Tink as she is an important part of the Disney experience!

    1. Kim

      Tinkerbell has her own movies.

  7. Arturo

    Whats going on in this country ?
    Some people are manipulating things that doesn’t make any sense. Call Hans C. Andersen to change all of his works because you disagree with him !

    1. Michael Stapf

      I agree with what everyone is saying, the Disney company has caused Tinkerbell more problems than you can shake a wand at, this has gone way too far, and Tinkerbell deserves to remain at Disney world, as a met and greet character, sure, she’s a pixie, she does funny things, but people love her, and that’s all that matters

  8. Jo-Ann

    Please don’t remove TINKERBELL! She and Jiminy Cricket are my 2 all-time favorite Disney characters. I was thrilled 9 years ago when we were in DisneyWorld to celebrate my 60th birthday and I got to meet her and have my pic taken with her at the front next door to Mickey’s meet and greet area. I’ve never forgotten it – please don’t remove her!

  9. People are so dang sensitive these days. Offended by a fart or a sneeze. Ridiculous

  10. Jill

    This is so stupid! You need to bring Tinkerbell back, kids love to meet her she’s just a fairy tale. And she is part of Disney whether people know it or not she’s a big part of Disney. My great great aunt was the very first Tinkerbell that ever flew at Disneyland. Walt himself hired her it was my aunt tiny Cline. And to he’s someone dressed up like her and in the park and to keep that name Tinkerbell going it’s absolutely wonderful to have her removed is heartbreaking Disney really needs to think about what they’re doing. Disney’s made a lot of changes a lot of changes. And Disney needs to think would Walt approve?

  11. Please.. go back to the Old Disney Characters….our kids need that.what you are doing is similar to taking Santa Claus away from kids. We will love to Believe! Stop ruining it!

  12. Becca

    This is so sad people can’t leave this alone. It’s like erasing history. They were done at a innocent time. There was never meant to be any offense to anything that Disney did. I’m speaking quite loudly of song of the south.

  13. Shawn

    Duckabuncha fisney

  14. This is not a liberals move. These are pathetic weak people that cant handle Bambi nor anything else. I am a liberal and everyone I know think all this woke Disney nonsense is stupid. These are the same kind of woke fools who are burning books because some ignorant person finds it offensive. These are both conservatives and liberals. These are ignorant weak people who do not understand the word faireytale.

  15. This is not a liberals move. These are pathetic weak people that can’t handle Bambi nor anything else. I am a liberal and everyone I know think all this woke Disney nonsense is ridiculous. These are the same kind of woke people who are burning books because some ignorant person finds it offensive. These are both conservatives and liberals. These are ignorant weak people who do not understand the word faireytale.

  16. Mark

    Why is this happening Disney going? Woke go broke. Get rid of Tinkerbell, get Isabel cotton picker. Maybe that’ll be more appropriate for Disneyland now. Or some transgender, or some man overweight bearded man is tinker. Queen, I’m a gay man. But I can’t stand what’s happening to my community. We need to be separated from the transgender community and go back to who we were. We’re not a circus group. We’re not freaks. Walt Disney is probably turning over in his grave or his head is spinning in his box. I don’t know what they’re doing Bob. And get rid of that creep, that’s throwin the marble. Why is this happening Disney going? Woke go broke. Get rid of Tinkerbell, get Isabel cotton picker. Maybe that’ll be more appropriate for Disneyland now. Or some transgender, or some man overweight bearded man is tinker. Queen, I’m a gay man. But I can’t stand what’s happening to my community. We need to be separated from the transgender community and go back to who we were. We’re not a circus group. We’re not freaks. Walt Disney is probably turning over in his grave or his head is spinning in his box. I don’t know what they’re doing Bob. Igger. You should go back to forecasting the weather and get rid of Kennedy.
    And Thing The creep, that’s Destroy the And The Marvel and DC franchise. What is next Mary poppins new makeover Maria lopez The farm worker nanny. Disney ugandan two woke true christian families and true families will not visit your park We should all boycott Like Bud Light.

  17. Why does everything have to be racist? It’s DISNEY it’s supposed to be about kids having fun and learning that imagination is fun why do people have to ruin childhoods and make everything about race its ridiculous

  18. EhCanadian

    Tinker Bell fell victim to the Disney Princesses. 20 years ago Disney tried to turn Tinker Bell into her own franchise by releasing several direct-to-video Tinker Bell movies that defined a fairy universe expanding beyond Peter Pan. But Tinker Bell’s movies and mechandise never escaped the shadow of the Disney Princess franchise – and that seemed intentional. At the time, Disney wouldn’t show a Tinker Bell promotion without pairing it with a Princess promotion. Even the Disney stores had to have Princess merchandise front and center, Tinker Bell was never allowed to distract from the Princesses. Around 2016 it seemed Disney lost interest in Tinker Bell. No doubt because a bean counter found that Tinker Bell wasn’t selling, but Tinker Bell was never allowed to reach her potential.

  19. Darla

    This is so ridiculous. These stories and characters have been around for generations..but hearing ‘woke’ in everything is just as ridiculous..people are just looking for things to fight about and put others down . The fact everyone seems to think their opinion is more important then the next..and all the made up bs..and trying to change a past. Is what’s really wrong with people . They are all just looking for a fight

  20. Lance C Liebl

    Removing Tinkerbell is another reason I will not take my family to Disney any more. I’ll spend my money at Universal and Legoland. Disney may eventually get it thru their woke minds after losing $$$$. Disney willand is experiencing a slow excruciating death at the hands of their so called woke brains.

  21. MARIA

    THEY took away Tinker Bell the Fairy because their sexist and bias towards gay Americans and poor Tinker Bell had nothing to do either bunch of rotten people.

  22. Dan

    No one wants to see chick’s with d***s anyway

  23. Samantha

    Translation,: “we are becoming a more political group and do not care for you or your connection with Disney. ”

    Yep Disney this is what you get for becoming government bs with any political garbage. And the fact that you can’t give everyone what they want.

    They want change…? How about building a place where all characters new and old can be there. Live a village with Tiana’s lunch beauty and beasts danceball room or library
    Poohs hundred acres
    Snowwhites cottage…

    Or better yet like I emailed Disney earlier .. have the entrance where you have a museum with all the before pictures …. And then lead it up to a new Disney. Where you meet everyone… No sides or 2 different people character… Just one ..

    Disney can buy more friggin land and do whatever they want. But they just want to rally and rattle… Sorry…. No.

    I’ve never been but I’d be more than willing to work with the CEO head master management and get things fixed back to normal… Because this is a joke. Tiana doesn’t even look like Tiana from princess frog bayou with what y’all show…

    What about her friend.

    How about making Cinderellas dance scene outside a place to picnic.?

    Or… all Disney have a plethora of forest and such scenes… Combine them into areas. … picnic central.

    Where you can go and try what the characters had. Treasure hunt… Peter and tinker. Join the band on the bayou boàt. Find and go inside rupunzels hideout.
    Learn about the way InDians lived in Pocahontass home.

    Slide into a pool with mermaids…

    And then have a movie world area… Where meet the Robinson’s … Obstacle course … Mary Poppins… And more movies are…

    None have to be big places. A spot for everyone. Adults and kids.

    And have the center to be walt Disney… But seriously y’all… They just want to rattle our hides. So we need to start talking. Or simply not go.

  24. Jeremy

    Gauston needs to go! He is the definition of toxic masculinity and never should have survived the Me too! movement. Plus, he’s a HUGE bully. He HAS to go.

    While I’m at I demand that the eternal nudist and exhibitionistic Donald Duck family be removed IMMEDIATELY!!! How am I supposed to explain to my niece and nephews that it is not ok to go around with no pants on when that family is baring all in the parks all day?

    Might as well ban all meet and greets. We can find anything to be offended about with any of the characters….

    1. Amanda

      You’re actually 100% correct. Gaston was a narcissist actually. All most of the Villains tried to kill kids. Get rid of them. Cruella DeVille promotes animal cruelty. Donald Duck doesn’t wear pants, very offensive. Cinderellas stepsisters were bullies. But always out and about around the castle making smirky comments. The Alice in wonderland characters are “mad” and Alice is technically in a mental ward dreaming all of this.

      But let’s complain about the fairy.

      1. WaltRight

        When Disney as a Company dies & is sold off you can’t complain

  25. WaltRight

    Disney Stock will be under $100 again soon enough. Good job share holders. Backing Bob Iger is backing the death of Disney

  26. RJ

    another reason to hate disney world

  27. Ed

    This is pathetic. Get over this woke BS. If you don’t like it don’t go there. Just one more reason to go to Universal instead. Kids don’t care about all your whiney ideas, but go ahead and destroy any good memories they would have had. Hope your happy to side with maybe 10% of the population. That’s what a cowardl would do. You have turned into one of the worst companies in this country. We planned on coming next spring, but now we are making different plans because you offend us.

  28. Mr. C

    Disney has betrayed their customers and is pandering to a tiny insignificant group of leftists who don’t buy their products nor even have kids. In many ways Disney has declared a culture war on themselves and have hired woke activists that resent the very company they work and ultimately seek the complete destruction of the traditional Disney brand. Unfortunately Disney now owns many iconic franchises so the damage these idiots can do is wide scale. The only hope is that a billionaire fan buys and rescues the company before there’s nothing left to save.

  29. Becky Blanchard

    I guess they will replace her with a 300-pound tranny in order to shut the woke crybabies up

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