Disney has changed the policies of its Fairy Tale Wedding package to allow gay couples to hold their dream weddings at their two United States resorts and cruise line.

The company did previously allow gay couples to organise their own ceremonies but barred them from their Fairy Tale package.

Donn Walker from Disney Parks said: “We are updating our Fairy Tale Wedding guidelines to include commitment ceremonies. This is consistent with our policy of creating a welcoming, respectful and inclusive environment for all of our guests.”

Mr Walker admitted to Reuters that the change was prompted by “an inquiry from a guest that asked about this service.”

The Fairy Tale Wedding ceremonies cost from £4058 ($8,000) including a wedding planner, the ceremony, food and beverages, flowers and table decorations

The company defended criticism by conservative Christian groups saying: “We are not in the business of making judgments about the lifestyle of our guests. We are in the hospitality business and our parks and resorts are open to everyone. “