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The Top 12 Tough Standards to Be a Walt Disney World Princess

1. She must be a people person. There really is no point in auditioning for the role of princess at Walt Disney World if the candidate doesn’t enjoy being around people and making them smile. That is essentially the first part of every Cast Member’s job within the parks. If crowds of people—some of them hot, tired, sweaty and cranky—make ...

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The Top 12 Tough Standards to Be a Walt Disney World Princess

2. She must be able to tolerate the weather. This is especially true as it pertains to warmer weather in Florida. The summer months can be brutal. The girl who is cast as Pocahontas might have an easier time tolerating the heat than the girl who is cast as Aurora because Pocahontas’s outfit doesn’t cover the arms or most of ...

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The Top 12 Tough Standards to Be a Walt Disney World Princess

6. She must exhibit patience. This is especially important because her audience will be children, as well as adults who are hot and tired and who have been waiting in lines. The princess-in-training must be patient in all situations, even situations in which Guests are rude or when children are pulling her hair or experiencing a temper tantrum. And she ...

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The Top 12 Tough Standards to Be a Walt Disney World Princess

7. She must have stellar improv skills. Because the princess-in-training will be around many children—some aspiring princesses themselves—she must be able to improvise no matter what is thrown at her. She may be asked some silly questions or some crazy off-the-wall questions, and she may have things said to her that are either untimely, inappropriate or just plain rude. So ...

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The Top 12 Tough Standards to Be a Walt Disney World Princess

8. She must know the princess’s persona and never stray from it. Part of being a princess at Walt Disney World is meeting with fans of that princess from all over the world. The princess-in-training must be able to stay in character at all times, no matter what she is asked. For example, Aurora would only know about her “world,” ...

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The Top 12 Tough Standards to Be a Walt Disney World Princess

9. She must complete training. Once a young woman has made the cut, she’ll be required to attend a five-day training class, during which she will be immersed in every facet of her character’s persona. That means watching the Disney feature films about her princess until she knows the movie almost verbatim. It means learning to speak and even sound ...

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