The Elsa-loving toddler was told he could not participate because he’s a boy.
Disneyland Paris apologized to 3-year-old Noah and his mother after telling them he would not be able to participate in their “Princess for a Day” experience simply because he’s a boy. Noah is a huge fan of Disney’s hit 2013 movie, “Frozen,” and was “buzzing with excitement” over the prospect of a Princess Elsa-themed makeover, his mother shared on her blog.
The Disneyland Paris trip from their hometown of Devon, England, and the makeover at the Disney Hotel that his mother, Hayley McLean-Glass, booked was an early Christmas gift for Noah.
“I knew that there would be NOTHING he’d love more than to get to wear a pretty dress, put makeup on like Mummy does and have his photo taken being one of his beloved Disney Princesses,” she wrote.
However, McLean-Glass received an email from Disney after booking the experience for her son that left her shaking with anger and disbelief. It read, “At this time it is not possible to book princess for a day for a boy,” according to NBC News’ British outlet ITV News.
Disneyland Paris told ITV news in a statement that they then reached out to McClean-Glass again to correct their original email response and “sincerely apologized” for an employee’s refusal to let Noah participate.
“An isolated incident, the cast member’s response is not reflective of any policy or belief held here at Disneyland Paris,” the statement read. “Of course, both boys and girls are welcome to enjoy They Princess for a Day experience in addition to all our other special activities. We are going to ensure this does not happen again.”
McClean-Glass was dissatisfied with the response, and added that the decision of whether or not Noah should be allowed to participate should have been left to her alone.
“The way I look at it, if a little girl went to Disneyland and wanted to do a pirate experience or a Spider-Man experience, there would be no way that they would stop a girl from doing that because there would be an uproar,” she said. “So why is it different for a boy?
“I’m his mother and if I’m okay with him doing it, who are Disney to tell me that he can’t do that?”
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