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Disney launches new adaptive costumes and wheelchair covers for fans [Video]
- Disney is launching a new line of adaptive costumes designed specifically for fans who use wheelchairs or have other accessibility needs.
- The adaptive features allow Disney fans to transform their wheelchairs into their favorite characters.
- All the wheelchair covers and costumes can be purchased on shopDisney.com for $49.99.
Can’t wait for Halloween to be a Disney princess or a Marvel superhero?
Well, you don’t have to wait. Disney has launched a new lineup of adaptive kids costumes.
What is an adaptive costume, you ask?
Good Morning America describes these “costumes are designed with stretch fabric that opens in the back for front entry only to allow for more accessible dressing. The adaptive line is open in the rear and has longer length inseams for wheelchair-friendly wear. The costumes also have flap openings on the front center with self-stick fabric closure to accommodate tube access.”
Disney has just introduced its most recent additions to its collection of adaptive costumes. And they offer a wide range of choices, including popular items from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars.
The new adaptive costumes include a Cinderella coach wheelchair cover set, a Star Wars: The Mandalorian adaptive costume, a Black Panther light-up adaptive costume and a Buzz Lightyear spaceship wheelchair cover.
“We are excited to meet the needs of more of our guests and plan to continue to grow the collection,” said Stephanie Young, president of consumer products, games and publishing at the Walt Disney Company.
Shoppers can purchase all of the adaptive Halloween costumes from the shopDisney website for $49.99.
A number of parents praised Disney in the reviews section of the shopping website, showing their gratitude tot the company for adding inclusive options to its costume lineup.
“This is beautiful. The thought behind it, even more beautiful. Great job. I am a Disney fan for life,” one customer wrote, while another shared, “Seeing this just makes my heart so happy.”
“Disney, I love you for creating a costume for trick or treaters with different abilities!” another user added.