Looking for something fun to do this week? Walt Disney World and Disneyland are asking fans to come dressed like a princess to their theme parks on Thursday, October 11.
The request comes in support of International Day of the Girl, sponsored by the United Nations to help empower girls around the world, especially in nations where they face legal or cultural barriers to education and paying work. Be sure to take a picture in the park, too, because Disney will donate $1 — to US$1 million — to Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation's program supporting girls' leadership and empowerment, for each video or photo shared publicly on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter that is tagged with the hashtag #DreamBigPrincess between October 10 and November 20.
Disney is not abandoning its in-park costume rules for the day, so the usual guidelines apply. So for grown-ups, we're talking Disneybounding rather than full-on cosplay here.
How to do it? Pick your favorite female Disney character and dress in colors or patterns than suggest, rather than faithfully reproduce, her look. (See above, and here are a few more examples, from Disney itself.) Kids ages 13 and under are good to go for costumes, however, provided any masks do not cover the entire face and eyes remain visible.
If you will be in the parks on Thursday and planning something especially creative with your attire, be sure to tag us on Twitter (@ThemePark) or Instagram (@ThemeParkInsider) with your #DreamBigPrincess photo, too, and we will share it with our followers. Maybe the "double dipping" can help hit that million-dollar donation goal even quicker.Tweet
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