Autumn is definitely in the air at Walt Disney World, the Fall harvest-themed decorations have gone up, the park operating hours will slowly start to dwindle and many of Disney’s Meet and Greet Characters will start undergoing their Winter-ready costume changes. Visitors to the parks over the past week have already noticed one significant change. It would appear that Genie has magicked up new wardrobes for Princess Jasmine and Aladdin. Here’s a preview:
Look at this gorgeous couple!😍 I love old outfits, but don’t you think they look amazing?! I’m totally in love with them. I believe Genie did such a great job!💙 so happy to see them today!!💜✨ (Please please please DO NOT leave any negative comments here. thank you so much! hope you all have a magical day ✨) #waltdisneyworld #aladdin #princessjasmine
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Gone is Jasmine’s midriff baring two-piece which has made way for a more conservative one piece pantsuit. The outfit still features her signature teal color however it has been dulled down a bit as we wave good-bye to the vibrant days of Summer. Aladdin, also appear less street rat these days and more Prince Ali with his new formal outfit. This noticeable change from their classic casual outfits is already courting controversy with Disney-fans as many are divided as to weather this is a fun re-imaging or simply a step too far.
And though there is much speculation about why the costumes were changed: Was Jasmine getting harassed? Were guests complaining the costumes were to risque? Disney fans should remember that many characters get Winter makeovers during the Autumn and Winter months. On a visit last February for instance, I saw Pocahontas sporting a much more conservative leather frock. No news yet on whether plans have been made to alter Jasmine or Aladdin’s warm weather costumes.
What are your thoughts on the new wardrobe? A welcome seasonal change or too drastic of a difference for these characters we know and love so well? Be sure to leave us your feedback.
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