"The Little Mermaid" commended "bright young women." "The Incredibles" lauded superheroes who refuse to "leave the saving of the world to the men." "Frozen" reminded us that a woman doesn't need a love interest to be a compelling hero.
Walt Disney World in Florida has major plans to celebrate those iconic characters and more Friday for International Women's Day.
And the festivities aren't just limited to the Orlando theme park: parks across the world, as well as the many divisions of the Walt Disney Company, are celebrating with guests and employees alike.
Captain Marvel, for instance, will greet guests at the Disneyland Resort tomorrow ahead of the premiere of her new movie, starring Brie Larson. And employees have already been attending female-driven speaker sessions and networking events.