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Mom Slams Disneyland For Not Allowing Son To Take Part In ‘Princess Day’
By Izza Sofia, 08 Sep 2017
A mother has slammed Disneyland Paris for refusing to let her son be a ‘Princess For A Day’.
Hayley McLean-Glass explained how she wanted to book the makeover package at the Disneyland Hotel for her three-year-old son Noah, as an early Christmas present. The toddler is obsessed with the Disney film Frozen and loves wearing his Elsa dress around the house all day.
But when his mother tried to get him the special experience, which also includes a photoshoot, Disneyland Paris responded by saying that “at this time it is not possible to book Princess For A Day for a boy.”
Disappointed by this response, McLean-Glass wrote in an open letter: “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!”
She carries on to state that, “This isn’t even a gay/straight debate… this is a child who wants to be just like his favourite character.” Disneyland Paris has formally apologised. In a statement to ITV News it said, “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 resort. Of course, both boys and girls are welcome to enjoy the princess for a day experience in addition to all our other special activities.”
Since the incident, the description of the “Princess for a day” activity on Disneyland Paris’ website has changed from “every girl’s wish can come true” to “every child’s wish can come true.”
[via Telegraph, opening image via YouTube]
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