DISNEY PRINCESS CRAZY INSIDE SCOOP
A Disney Princess is fantastical. Many little girls would like to be a Disney Princess, and often dress up as a Disney Princess for Halloween. Some adult persons also dream of being such a star and live the dream. Many College Graduates get the opportunity of being a princess, professionally. What is it really like? Here’s the inside scoop.
A DREAM FOR MANY PEOPLE
Brianna Smith of Utah filled us in on the good and ugly of being a Disney Princess. She was living the dream playing Rapunzel with Disney in College. She recently gave the scoop on what it’s really like being a Princess. And if you work for Disney, it’s super easy to get fired. Plus, there’s loads of gossip back stage. Go figure!
AUDITION UP TO 500 PEOPLE AT A TIME
So there is an audition process and it’s intimidating. There can be about five hundred people auditioning at a time. You line up in rows of ten and the auditors study your face. You also need to learn songs, dances and dialogue. So you may look like a Disney Princess but if something doesn’t quite fit, like your boobs are too big, you won’t get the part. They look at everything! The most important thing, aside from nailing down the accent, songs and movements, seems to be face structure. And height. Height is super important. So, the scoop is, if you are too tall, as in over 5’7”, don’t bother. They like their Disney Princess to be between 5’4”-5’7”. But Tinkerbell, on the other hand, is preferred to be between 4’11”-5’1”.
FACE CHARACTERS VS FUR CHARACTERS
Princesses are known as ‘face characters.’ So those who are in full costumes, like Mickey Mouse, are ‘fur characters’. Fur characters are challenging to play in the hot sun. But the inside scoop on Disney Princesses is that guests are expected to have the exact same experience each time they visit. So Disney trains their princesses how to apply their makeup in exactly the same way. Every single time.
INTENSE TRAINING TO BE A PRINCESS
It’s important to study your Princess, so you understand them inside and out. Because people who meet princesses, know their princesses. They receive intense character training by veteran characters. So, the next time you meet a Disney Princess, make sure to really appreciate their devotion to their role. They live it. And Disney maintains character perfection, no matter what.