First of all, Sareny wanted me to write a disclaimer here that there are spoilers regarding the characters at Disneyland, so if you don't already know and don't want to be disappointed, don't read on. :)
Sareny has asked me before if the princesses at Disneyland are real, and I have always tried to be a little vague and say I wasn't sure. Today she asked me if they die, and I told her no. This is where it got tricky--she asked me if Jesus made the princesses. Now really, when she brings Jesus into it, how can I tell her a lie? So I told her that no, a man named Walt Disney made them. Now she wanted to know how he made people, and I said he created the idea and then hired people.
"What! You mean they just wear costumes? They're not even real princesses?"
She was shocked. It is the end of innocence for her. She was very upset and said she never wants to see any of the characters at Disneyland again. Then she asked, "What about Mickey Mouse? Is he real? Or Goofy, I suppose he's just a person in a costume too?"
I asked her if we could just pretend they were real, but she said no, and she never wants to go to Ariel's Grotto again. She also said if I make her get a picture with them, she will tell them, "You're not even real! You're just wearing a costume!" I'm sure they will be as shocked by this revelation as she was.
I actually feel pretty terrible about this...honestly I never knew it would be such a huge blow. I am sad that a little bit of the magic is gone for her forever.
3 weeks ago