The Top 12 Standards to Be a Walt Disney World Princess

4. She must follow the rules.

The young woman who is auditioning to be a princess at Walt Disney World must adhere to certain rules about her role, and she must never be caught disregarding them. For example, she must never talk about her role outside of the parks. This means that she is not to let others know which character she is portraying at Disney. This includes not disclosing her alter ego on any social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and the like.

3. She must commit to at least one year.

Once a young woman is offered the role of a particular princess at the Disney parks, she must commit to fulfilling that role for at least one year. Her role may last for longer than one year, but she must make the commitment to it for at least that time. This is most likely because the interviewing, auditioning and training process through which candidates for princess must go is very intense, involved and takes a while to complete. No hiring manager wants to go through such a process repeatedly within a short time.

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 the legs. However, Aurora, Cinderella, Anna and Elsa, among others, have costumes that include long gowns with long sleeves, and those can be very, very hot in the summer months, especially when the princess is meeting Guests outside. And though it is rare to have freezing temperatures and snow in Florida, it can get very chilly at times during winter, and the new princess must be able to be in the elements and meet Guests for an extended period of time, no matter the weather.

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 a candidate frustrated or angry, it’s best for all involved if she moves along and interviews outside of Disney. The Walt Disney Company is all about people, service and working to make Magic happen and help dreams come true. Anti-people persons need not apply.

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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.