I wish more people would realize that the audience determines the popularity of princesses & the merchandise they see. At Disney World, Frozen, Big Hero 6,Moana, Brave, etc all had the same amount of merchandise pre-release and very similar promotional events. Frozen was the one that blew up among children and adults. In Summer 2014, when I worked in the Magic Kingdom, the merchandise was EVERYWHERE and was constantly selling out to the point where parks had to limit 3 of one item to the customers. People waited as much as SIXTEEN HOURS (according to the attractions cast members) to meet Elsa & Anna during the event when MK was open for 24 hours. Originally, Elsa & Anna was just met at the Norway pavilion in Epcot but that QUICKLY changed due to demand. The crowds and sales determine what Disney focus on. Now that the Frozen hype has died down, stores previously filled with Frozen merch has been replaced by Elena merch. YOU determine what brands/titles Disney focuses on. Buy the merch, talk about the movie, request this and that, then your favorites will get more love from them.
My second trip ever to Disney World. And of course I had to meet as many princesses as I could. And just. Guys. They’re all so wonderful and perfect and fully in character. Snow White, Cinderella and Mulan were especially fantastic.
They all had adorable little stories they’d pull out of nowhere while chatting and just. Like. I know it’s their job but as a performer myself I was really blown away. 😊
Also tried my first Disneybound! Lots of people thought I was Belle but Cinderella took one look at me and exclaimed, “we match!” A+ for you, Cinderella! 💙