Devon mum Hayley McLean has slammed Disneyland Paris for refusing to let her son take part in a Princess For A Day experience, just because he’s a boy.
Three-year old Noah is obsessed with the Disney film Frozen and loves wearing his Elsa dress all day.
‘If there’s such a thing as a Frozen super fan, Noah is it!’ Hayley declares.
But when she tried to book him onto the princess experience, which also includes a photoshoot, at the resort, Disneyland Paris responded by saying that ‘at this time it is not possible to book Princess For A Day for a boy’.
Writing an open letter on the Facebook page for her blog, Sparkles And Stretchmarks, Hayley said: ‘This is my son Noah. Noah is about the biggest Elsa fan in the world.
‘You won’t know us but we know you very well….we’ve visited you twice in the last 10 months because on our first visit we fell so deeply in love with your magic.’
‘When I was scrolling through a Disney Facebook group one day, I came across some beautiful photos of little girls dressed up as Princesses in your Princess For A Day shoots at the Disneyland Hotel…’ she continued.
‘Noah who was sitting next to me saw these too and was buzzing with excitement! I decided I’d like to book him for the experience as an early Christmas gift…’
‘I knew that there would be NOTHING he’d love more than to get to wear a pretty dress, put make up on like Mummy does and have his photo taken being one of his beloved Disney Princesses.’
But Disneyland Paris replied with an email that read: ‘Dear Mrs McLean, Thank you for your email and your interest in Disneyland Paris. At this time it is not possible to book Princess For A Day for a boy.’
Hayley told the Daily Mail: ‘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!’
The paper reports that a spokesperson for Disneyland Paris has now apologised to the family, and says the experience is available to all children aged between three and 12.