Every year, hundreds of hopeful Disney fans line up and audition to fulfill their job dreams of being paid to transform into some of their favorite characters at Disney World.
A day in the life of a Disney "face character" includes posing for photos, signing autographs, and ensuring that park visitors make magical memories.
But recently, ex-cast members and former "Disney princesses" have taken to TikTok to share the scoop on some of the job's unexpected requirements.
Creator Sarah Daniels shared a video saying "A big component of their hiring process is 'do you look like other girls who already work there?' Because it helps keep the magic across all the parks."
#DisneyPrincess #AuditionAdvice part 4! AMA and I’ll do my best :) #FaceCharacter #Castmember #disneyparks #disneyauditions
Former cast member 'Magical Girl Melanie' shared a comedic video based on her experience, imitating a casting director intently studying the faces of two different candidates.
And it’s after you spent 2 hours on makeup trying to look like you aren’t wearing any. 🤪✌🏻#excastmember #facecharacter #disneyaudition
According to them, general appearance and a little bit of luck are more of a factor than acting skills when it comes to considering and casting Disney performers.
“Everyone thinks there are sure fast rules to getting picked to being a face character, especially height. But it’s honestly 90% luck and none of it matters if the casting agents like what you look like. If you aren’t in a stage performer role, the reality is Disney does not care if you have any acting skills as a face performer.” Melanie told Narcity."The standard that you're trying to attain when you're trying to get hired as a princess essentially is what is the most forgettable pretty face you can have," the performer recently told Insider.