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01st Sep 2017

Disneyland apologise after telling a little boy he can’t be a princess

"It is not possible to book Princess for a Day for a boy"

Denise Curtin

Apology or no apology… this is still heartbreaking.

Disneyland Paris has made a formal apology after telling the mother of a 3-year-old, that he couldn’t partake in a princess day because he is a boy.

Hayley McLean-Glass is the mother of a toddler who like many of us, is a Frozen addict. And as an early Christmas present she decided to bring her son to Disneyland, where he would meet Princess Elsa and get a makeover.

“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,” said Hayley, who is from Devon, England.

However, on booking the appointment for her son, she was told that “at this time it is not possible to book Princess for a Day for a boy” and instead was offered a gift bag to the value of €300.

Obviously appalled by the news, Hayley told ITV News, “I was so angry, I literally couldn’t stop shaking for half an hour afterwards, I was just so shocked. I’m his mother, and if I’m okay with him doing it, who are Disney to tell me that he can’t?”

Since the incident, Disney has apologised saying it was a completely “isolated incident” and that “of course both boys and girls are welcome to enjoy the Princess for a Day experience in addition to all our other special activities.”