The magical kingdom is a heartless corporation bent on ruining the fun of it’s largest fans, according to a young woman named April Spielman (photos below) who was barred from entry in Florida because of over exuberance. Her sin? Dressing like Tinkerbell and doing it so well that little girls at the park may have mistaken her for the real deal. What babies!
Her boyfriend dressed as Peter Pan and accompanied her to the Animal Kingdom park in Florida where they expected to spend the day of their dreams, riding the rides, eating the Disney hot dogs, and using the toilets at appropriate intervals. His name, by the way, is unknown but nobody cares about him. We want to know more about the daring damsel who has the audacity to dress like the femme fatale Tinkerbell, perhaps the sexiest Disney character known to the world.
The 15-year old Florida girl spent the entire morning getting ready for her big date but her world came crashing down shortly after entering the front gate. “We walked to the first ride and looked behind us and there were a lot of people following us. One came up and said, ‘You can’t be wearing that.’”
“My makeup took two hours, my hair took another hour, and then I had to spray my body in glitter and paint my nails. They said I looked too good.” Just imagine! Instead of rewarding the girl as their greatest customer in history, the grumps kicked her out of the park.
Well, not exactly because all is almost well that ends almost well. The serious folks at Disney made her change her outfit and gave her a t-shirt to wear over her Tinkerbell body. Then they gave the dating couple a FastPass, which means you can skip the lines at all of the attractions by going straight to the front. Not a terrible outcome, but still she was left in tears. You can read more information about this tale of woe here and you can see a tear-jerker video interview here.
My guess is her view of the world has changed forever. She went to the park as a wide-eyed optimist thinking that the world was a fair, lovely place where dreams can come true. She left knowing the cold, hard reality. Onerous business rules comes first, well before an impressionable girl and her fantasies. We would like to tell you more about this dreaming girl but we cannot find April Spielman’s Facebook page or any other information about her.
And that’s okay. Some things are still best left to the fantasy world of storybook characters.