In a blog post called ‘Why Can’t My Son Be a Princess at Disneyland?’ Mum blogger Hayley McLean-Glass (also known as Sparkles & Stetchmarks) explains how Disneyland Paris refused to let her three-year-old son take part in their ‘Princess for the Day’ experience package, because he’s a boy.
Hayley writes on her blog: ‘Noah is about the biggest Elsa fan in the world. He wears his beloved Elsa dress all day every day…he even refuses to take it off at bedtime. He knows every single world of Let It Go and all of the other Frozen songs. If there’s such a thing as a Frozen super fan, Noah is it!’
Accompanying the post with beautiful pictures of her adorable son dressed as Elsa, Hayley expresses her disappointment when she was unable to book the ‘Princess for a Day’ experience for Noah. The £50 experience allows tots to dress up as their favourite princess, including a makeover and hair styling. Yet in an email, Disneyland tells Hayley: ‘At this time it is not possible to book Princess for a Day for a boy.’
In an interview with ITV news, Hayley expressed her disappointment: ‘I was just so shocked. I’m his mother and if I’m OK with him doing it, who are Disney to tell me that he can’t do that?’
Following the incident, Disneyland has issued a statement of apology to Hayley and Noah, and have expressed how welcome Noah would be to become a Princess for the day. The statement read: ‘Of course, both boys and girls are welcome to enjoy The Princess for a Day experience in addition to all our other special activities.’
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