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Disney World remembers Orlando in a special way

Cinderella's Castle in rainbow colors to honor the fallen in Orlando.
Photo credit:
Thingamavlogs via YouTube

Although Disney theme parks never officially puts their brand behind the LGBT community, they do try to be inclusive of it, and in the wake of the Orlando tragedy they went a step further.

Case in point last Saturday, June 18, Disney World in Florida, just 16 miles away from the tragedy that befell Pulse nightclub, the park did something special.

Just before the park officially closed for the night, thousands of people took vigil in front of Cinderella’s Castle to honor the 49 lives lost and 53 injured in the largest mass shooting the country has ever experienced.

Park goers held glowsticks and color-changing LED candles as “Kiss Goodnight” played over the sound system. Once the song ended, there was a 49 second moment of silence, one second per victim lost, and according to Yahoo News, you could have heard a pin drop.

The Castle was then lit up, cycling through the colors of the rainbow. Yahoo also reports that guests were given rainbow Mickey ear pins as they passed through the turnstiles at the end of the night, and employees were allowed to leave early to attend vigils in the area.

The video below captures the event in its entirety, the moment of silence starts at 5:20.

(Mickey ear pin photo courtesy of Twitter via @MrBrianORL)