Clarabelle Cow, Stitch, and Mulan Celebrate Pride 2023
Disneyland has always been a place of magic, where anything can happen. This year, the impossible happened, and Disneyland held its first-ever official Pride event. In honor of Pride 2023, Disney’s beloved characters Clarabelle Cow, Stitch, and Mulan came together to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, and it was a sight to behold.
Clarabelle Cow’s Queer Makeover
While many of Disney’s characters made an appearance, it was Clarabelle Cow who stole the show. Clarabelle has been vogueing at Disney California Adventure for a while now, but at Pride Nite, she outdid herself. Clarabelle’s window display in The Emporium on Main Street is devoted to lesbian history, and she herself was dressed in a rainbow tutu, a leather choker, and smoky eyeshadow. It was giving heifer, with udders swaying, milk for days.
Who is Clarabelle Cow?
Originally introduced in 1927 as Horace Horsecollar’s girlfriend, Clarabelle Cow is no ordinary cow. She is now in a throuple with Horace and Goofy, and her appearance at Pride Nite was a representation of her true self.
Another character who underwent a transformation was Stitch from Lilo & Stitch. During Pride Nite, he wore a rainbow-striped jumpsuit and danced the hula with guests, spreading love and joy.
Why is Stitch important for the LGBTQ+ community?
While Stitch doesn’t have a sexual or gender identity, he represents the importance of acceptance and being yourself, no matter what that may look like. His positive attitude and message of love are especially important for children to see and understand.
Mulan’s Strong Presence
Mulan, the warrior who saved China, was also present during Pride Nite. She carried the Pride flag and wore a sash that said “Love Wins” as she marched through the park with guests.
What message does Mulan’s appearance convey?
Mulan represents strength and bravery, and her appearance during Pride Nite conveys the message that being true to yourself and standing up for what you believe in is a heroic act.
The Pride event at Disneyland was a huge success, and it’s clear that Disney is committed to promoting equality and diversity. Clarabelle Cow, Stitch, and Mulan’s appearances were just a small part of the overall celebration, but they made a big impact.
1. Will Disney hold a Pride event next year?
Disney hasn’t announced any plans for next year’s Pride event, but given this year’s success, it’s likely that it will become an annual tradition.
2. Can I visit Disneyland just for the Pride event?
The Pride event takes place over several days, but admission to Disneyland is required to attend. Specific tickets for the event are usually sold separately.
3. Are all Disney characters LGBTQ+?
No, not all Disney characters are LGBTQ+, but Disney is committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity.
4. Can I meet Clarabelle Cow, Stitch, and Mulan at Disneyland?
While Clarabelle Cow, Stitch, and Mulan make regular appearances at Disneyland, their Pride Nite costumes were special for the event and may not be seen again.
5. How can I show my support for the LGBTQ+ community at Disneyland?
You can show your support by wearing rainbow clothing, bringing a Pride flag, or participating in any of the Pride activities taking place during the event.