Long Disney and work related rant that I’m leaving untagged because I just REALLY wanted to say it for myself.
I think what’s really frustrating is that this is their job. They’re paid to do it.
My negative experiences have usually been because the character didn’t…
Aurora, yes. That’s the reality of it. They are people working their jobs. And as adults, we know that. Expecting perfection and magic with every person you meet is just unrealistic. I do agree that they should know their source material though. I’ll never forget the Merida video I saw where she said the three bears don’t have names cause she just found them that morning lol though that may have been an earlier meet before a while lot was known, in which case Disney should supply info…then again, I bet if she said their names people would rage about spoilers… I think it’s a very tricky job and a lot of people expect things that maybe sometimes they CAN’t provide. Interaction levels could also be influenced by wait times too. If I waited in an hour long line, I wouldn’t expect the character to start a discussion with me. In a short line with little wait time, I do. And so far I’ve never had any disappointment with that in mind.
After doing a party this weekend I can’t say is blame any of them if they ever felt like they were running it of things to say to guests. Acting out a character for an extended period of time takes a lot of focus…the best parts were when the kids interacted with me and gave me stuff to go on.
And in regards to the dresses…the new designs are now more stereotypically pretty. Whether it’s classic or not, if it’s prettier, this is usually better in the eyes of kids…which are the target audience. If refreshing them made them more appealing to that audience it was a very, very good move.