This story from Disney Parks Blog is one of my favorites. When you think about specialty Disney services like the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, I never imagined it to be an environment that excludes anyone; however, the update from Disney has made me see things in a new light, and grateful they have changed for the better.
Fairy Godmother Apprentices are now receiving special training to learn how to work with all hair types and textures. As someone with reasonably manageable curly hair, I naively had never considered that the cast members who work in the boutique might not know how to work with certain textures of hair, but of course, not all hair is equally manageable.
“Cosmetology schools don’t spend much time on more texturized hair, so it can be difficult to get that experience,” Camelia, an apprentice, explains.“I’ve seen my peers grow through the training Disney provides us, and our skills have blossomed.”
Disney has gone a step further, providing additional colors to makeup palettes to suit all skin types to help all princes and princesses achieve the storybook look they have their hearts set on. Read more below:
In addition to the specialty training, extra pigmentation has been added to makeup palettes to ensure all skin colors glow and pop. Adaptive costumes are also available for young princesses and knights in need of comfortable stretch fabric, discreet flap openings for easy tube access, ankle-length bottoms to accommodate those who are seated, and velcro closing to slip the costumes on and off with ease.Disney Parks Blog
“Seeing the delight on guests’ faces when they turn around and see themselves in the mirror is the best experience,” Shalise, an apprentice, adds. “We all have such unique memories and relationships with Guests that come back year after year to visit us. Now, we are opening the doors for children to build those magical connections with even more cast members because when they walk through our doors because parents know they can trust any one of us to deliver an unforgettable experience.”
“What we do here isn’t just a makeover. We give our guests the ability to believe in make-believe. No matter who they are, where they come from, or what they’ve gone through, they have the chance to be a knight or princess,” Shalise shares.
Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.
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