The Top 12 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,” and she’d never know what an iPhone or iPad is. If she is asked about the three Good Fairies, she will need to be able to practice her improv skills and give the Guest an answer about the Fairies that is in keeping with her movie and the characters within it.

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 that she stays in character and doesn’t ruin the Magic, she must be able to keep her calm and go with the flow, all while remembering not to stray from her persona as 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 must remain in character no matter what the situation is.

5. She must not have any visible tattoos.

None of the Disney princesses have tattoos, so if the princess-in-training has one or more tattoos, they must not be visible once she is fully dressed in the costume for the princess she is portraying.

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About Rebekah Tyndall Burkett

Rebekah grew up in Forney, Texas and lives just outside of Dallas. She’s been a Disney superfan since childhood, experiencing the magic at Walt Disney World for the first time at the age of 11. Journeys to Neverland are at least a yearly occurrence for her, her husband and her four children (the Fab Four). When they go to the parks, they stay in Florida for three weeks at a time. Rebekah loves exploring the history of the parks, the genius behind the Magic in the person of Walt Disney, and she is intrigued by all things Disney World and Disney Imagineering. When in the parks, Rebekah and her husband Scott make the most of their time by enjoying every minute with their Fab Four, by delving deeper into Walt’s vision for the parks and into the history behind the Walt Disney World Resort, and by photographing the many different types of architecture at Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and on the World Showcase at EPCOT. When she’s not in the parks, Rebekah is excitedly setting travel dates and planning her family’s next adventure to their happy place deep within the Sunshine State. On breaks from planning her next trip, Rebekah is a writer, journalist and children’s author, penning children’s books about kids with special needs that she affectionately calls “believement-achievement” stories. Her hobbies include creative writing, paper crafting and interviewing Imagineers. She is also an advocate for Autism Awareness and for children with developmental disabilities of all kinds.