To be a Disney princess

Since my job search for an architecture-related job is not going so well, I decided to try my luck at Disney World. Yesterday I went to a character look-alike audition for Disney. I do not look like any characters. At least the ones they needed. Here’s how it works.

I drove 45 minutes to the Disney Animal Kingdom Rehearsal Facility. Once there, I was measured, signed in, and given a number. Come on, lucky number 86! Auditions started at 4, and I got there around 3:20, so I had to wait a while. I talked with some other girls who were there, only one had auditioned before, so I knew I was not the only one who had no idea what was going on. Finally they got started, calling the first 50 people into another room. More waiting for me and the other girls I was sitting with. Eventually the first 50 started coming back out, none of them looking too excited. The rejects. I’m allowed to call them that, because I am one too.

Now it was my turn! We lined up in numerical order and trooped through a long winding hallway to another rehearsal room. Once there, they lined us up in 5 lines of 10 and looked at us. Stared at us. Analyzed the shape of our faces, our eyes, how far our nose was from our mouth, how it all worked together. When they were done, they called out about 4 people they wanted to “investigate further” and said thanks for coming to the rest of us. That was it.

Us rejects walked back the way we came, I said good luck to the girls I had been talking to before, and drove 45 mins home. I’m glad I don’t have to drive that far to work. But it would have been fun to be a princess!