April Spielman had a dream – and that dream was to visit Disney World dressed as Tinkerbell. Unfortunately for April, her dreams were dashed when the mean, mean men at ‘The Happiest Place On Earth’ refused her admittance due to her costume.
Did I mention that April Spielman is not a six-year-old girl?
The 15-year-old was taking her boyfriend on his first trip to Disney World, and had hoped to make his experience memorable by making Tinkerbell and Peter Pan costumes for both of them. No word on whether April’s boyfriend is a six-year-old girl.
According to the teenager, she spent ‘months’ working on the costumes and ‘hours’ painting her nails, applying eyeshadow, and spraying herself with glitter. The result looked a lot like a last-minute Halloween costume:
When April and her boyfriend arrived at the Animal Kingdom, they were stopped by security, who told them that they couldn’t enter the park dressed as Disney characters. This is in keeping with the park’s dress code policy, which clearly states that guests are prohibited from wearing “adult costumes or clothing that can be viewed as representative of an actual Disney character.” The ban is in place to keep children visiting the park from confusing other visitors with Disney’s employees.
In an amusing display of teenage melodrama, April tells WKMG (between tears) that, “It just broke my heart. It ruined my dreams because I just wanted to be Tinkerbell.”
“They said I looked too good,” says Spielman. You keep that dream alive, April.