Disney Forced To Apologise After Young Boy Was Told He Couldn't Be 'Princess For A Day'
31 August 2017, 14:47
4 year old Noah wanted to dress up as Elsa but was denied the experience by employees at Disneyland Paris park.
Disneyland Paris have apologised to a mother and her four year old son after the young boy was denied a princess makeover experience while visiting the park.
Metro reports that Noah McLean had wanted to dress up as his fave Disney character, Elsa from Frozen, as part of the park's 'Princess For A Day' makeover package but was told "it is not possible to book Princess for a Day for a boy" and was offered a cuddly toy or playset.
Noah's mother Hayley then posted her story over on parenting blog Sparkles and Stretchmarks, arguing that "If a little girl wants to be a super hero, she can be. If she wants to be a Jedi, she can be She can be whatever she wants… just like Walt Disney himself said, "If you can dream it you can do it!"… Unless you’re a little boy who wants a Princess experience at Disneyland apparently…that you CAN’T do."
ITV News received a statement from a Disneyland Paris spokesperson who were very apologetic to the family:
"We are taking this situation very seriously and sincerely apologise to Hayley and Noah for the distress caused. An isolated incident, the cast member’s response is not reflective of any policy or belief held here at Disneyland Paris. We are going to ensure this does not happen again. Diversity is near and dear to our hearts and we want to make sure that all our guests enjoy their experience at our re-sort. Of course, both boys and girls are welcome to enjoy the princess for a day experience in addition to all our other special activities."