Three-year-old Noah loves to dress up and there‘s only one item he wants to wear - his dress,
or to be exact, his Elsa princess dress from the Disney film - Frozen.
He is a huge fan.
And as the family plan their next trip to Euro Disney,they thought it would be fun for him to take part in their princess for a day experience.
Unfortunately the response from Disney was no.
The reason - Noah is a boy and the event was for girls only.
I was so angry. I literally couldn’t stop shaking for half an hour afterwards.
It’s just I was just so shocked.I mean, I’m his mother and if I’m okay with him doing it, whoever does need to tell me that he can’t do that. I don’t understand.
Noah’s family feel he’s being discriminated against on the basis of gender and wonder why Disney would take such a position that stereotypes boys and girls.
The way I look at it,if a little girl went to Disney Land, "I wanted to do a pirate experience or a spider-man experience",
there would be no way that they would stop a girl from doing that because there would be uproar.
So why is it different for a boy.
Disney say it’s not their policy and is an isolated incident,
adding "we sincerely apologized to Hailey and Noah for the distress caused. We’re going to ensure this does not happen again.
Of course, both boys and girls are welcome to enjoy the princess for a day experience."
It seems Noah may still get to dress up at Euro Disney, although he plans to do that anyway whether he’s at a theme park or simply at home.