Disney Welcomes All
By Diane White
The Walt Disney Co. changed its policy Thursday to allow same-sex couples to participate in the popular Fairy Tale Wedding program.
Previously, Disney had barred same-sex couples from purchasing the wedding packages by requiring a valid marriage license. The packages start at $8,000 and can cost more than $45,000, according to the AP.
In the past, gay and lesbian couples could only organize their own weddings or commitment ceremonies at rented meeting rooms at the resorts. Disney spokesman Donn Walker stated a guest inquiry about the service prompted the change, according to Reuters.
Walker was also quoted saying, "We want everyone who comes to celebrate a special occasion at Disney to feel welcome and respected.â€?