Former Disney Princess Performer Shares What She’ll “Never Forgive Disney” For

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In one photo, Helen talks to her phone camera. In the next, she's performing as Elena of Avalor at Walt Disney World Resort.

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Many former Disney Cast Members stay immersed in the magic long after they leave The Walt Disney Company, creating TikToks and other social media content about their experiences. One is Helen Jane (@helenjp1313), a former Disney entertainment Cast Member and character performer.

A VIP tour guide Cast Member wearing a mask poses in Carthay Circle at Disney California Adventure.
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This week, the former Disney Princess began a series on things Disney does with its Theme Park performers that she doesn’t understand. She started with Cinderella, one of the original Disney Princesses.

In the video, Helen explained what she finds wrong with how Cinderella is currently depicted at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, and on merchandise:


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“I don’t understand why Disney put bows on her shoes. Her shoes have a heart, and they’re really cute the way they are,” Helen said. “Even this inaccurate Cinderella with the yellow hair and the blue dress has the slippers with the heart. Even the redesign one has the slippers with the heart. Why bows? I don’t want bows on her shoes.”

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The former Disney Princess also points out Disney’s hypocrisy regarding costumes. Snow White’s shoes do have bows in her film, but she doesn’t wear them at the Disney Parks!

cinderella ready for a new Disneyland after hours event, Princess nite
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“I know I’m beating a dead horse here, but why, why, why is Cinderella always getting further and further away from her original color scheme?” Helen continued. “Every time I see her, her hair has turned more yellow, and her dress is a darker blue. Look how dark blue this dress is. It’s not even close. These dolls are wearing like, navy blue. I will also never forgive Disney for this side bang.”

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Please note that the story outlined in this article is based on personal Disney Parks experiences. No two experiences are alike, and this article does not necessarily align with Inside the Magic’s personal views on Disney Park operations.

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