Former 'Snow White' dishes about life as a Disney Park princess

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For some, the biggest attraction at Disney theme parks is meeting the real-life princesses.

Known as "face characters," the princesses not only have to look the part, but they need to know quotes from their movies, stay in character at all times, and know how to sing and dance.

Reddit user doublenn held an AMA a year ago about her time as Snow White at Disneyland — she even posted a picture to prove it — and broke down what it's really like to work at the park as a princess.

NOTE: Answers have been edited for grammar and punctuation. While the woman's identity was verified by Reddit moderators, it can't be verified by Business Insider. The following Disney Princesses in the slideshow are not associated with the Reddit AMA.

1. What's the audition process like?
Audition process is LONG. The first is a 'type out' where they look to see if you have similar features, second is usually a dance, then a 'read' to have you act as the character, and an interview.

2. What are the specific look requirements?
Tink has a specified height requirement, as do all the other princesses. Princesses are usually 5'4''-5'7'', Fairies and Alice or Wendy are all 4'11''-5'2''.

3. What's the average age range for "face characters"?
Most girls are between 18 and 23, and a few of the girls who have been there awhile are 25-27. Rarely is a girl over 27 who does princesses or fairies.

4. How much training does Disney give you?
Training takes five days — mostly they just want you to study the film intensely. I can quote the movie from start to finish from memory.

5. How long did it take for you to put your costume on?
Putting the entire thing together took about an hour. Putting the dress itself on took 5-10 minutes.

Our make-up was made to match the colors in the films which was neat, I still have tons of red lipstick. We started with make-up, then wig, then costuming. Pretty standard. All day long you have to make adjustments and do touch ups, especially after lunch.

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - SEPTEMBER 18: In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, actress Melissa Joan Hart looks on as her son Tucker greets Buzz Lightyear at Magic Kingdom park on September 18, 2015 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The family vacationed and celebrated Tucker's third birthday at Walt Disney World Resort. (Photo by Chloe Rice/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - DECEMBER 07: In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, Actor Neil Patrick Harris hosts and performs in the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade television special at Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort on December 07, 2013 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The parade will air on December 25t. (Photo by Mark Ashman/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 12: Frank Oz participates in Star Wars Weekend at Walt Disney World on June 12, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - MAY 22: In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, (L-R) Disney Channel's 'Jessie' stars Karan Brar, Skai Jackson and Peyton List pose in front of the Cinderella Castle during the 24-hour kick off to the 'Coolest Summer Ever' at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney Resort on May 22, 2015 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Magic Kingdom is one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by David Roark/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - MARCH 28: In this handout image provided by Disney Parks, (Clockwise from top left) Actors Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Marsai Martin and Miles Brown, from the cast of the ABC series 'black-ish,' ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom March 28, 2015 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The four visited Walt Disney World Resort with their families to kick off their summer break and celebrate the success of the show's first season. (Photo by Mariah Wild/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - MARCH 28: In this handout image provided by Disney Parks, (Clockwise from back left) Actors Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Marsai Martin and Miles Brown, from the cast of the ABC series 'black-ish,' meet Princess Anna (left) and Queen Elsa (right), from Disney's 'Frozen,' at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park March 28, 2015 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The four visited Walt Disney World Resort with their families to kick off their summer break and celebrate the success of the show's first season. (Photo by Mariah Wild/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - MARCH 07: TV Personality Terrence Jenkins poses with Minnie Mouse during the Disney Dreamers Academy weekend at Walt Disney World Resort on March 07, 2015 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The eighth annual event takes place from March 5-8, 2015 and is a career-inspiration program for 100 distinguished high school students across the United States. (Photo by Mariah Wild/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - DECEMBER 09: In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton of Alex & Sierra attend the taping of the Disney Parks 'Frozen Christmas Celebration' TV Special in the Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort on December 9, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The special will air on December 25, 2014. (Photo by Mark Ashman/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - DECEMBER 09: In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev, with Olaf, attends the taping of the Disney Parks 'Frozen Christmas Celebration' TV Special in the Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort on December 9, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The special will air on December 25, 2014. (Photo by Mark Ashman/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - DECEMBER 09: In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, Tim Tebow and Robin Roberts host the taping of the Disney Parks 'Frozen Christmas Celebration' TV Special in the Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort on December 9, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The special will air on December 25, 2014. (Photo by Mark Ashman/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - NOVEMBER 21: In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, actress Aubrey Anderson-Emmons poses with Minnie Mouse at The American Adventure attraction at Walt Disney World Resort on November 21, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Chloe Rice/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - AUGUST 14: In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, actress and country music artist Jamie Lynn Spears poses with her husband, Jamie Watson, her six-year-old daughter Maddie and Minnie Mouse in front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom park August 14, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Spears, the sister of pop superstar Britney Spears and former star of 'Zoey 101' on Nickelodeon, lives in Nashville, Tenn. and is currently on tour to support her first country music single. Her sister Britney launched her career at Walt Disney World, starring in 'The All-New Mickey Mouse Club' that taped at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park. (Photo by Chloe Rice/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - JULY 18: In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, actor Joe Morton of ABC series 'Scandal' poses with Mickey Mouse in the Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort on July 18, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Chloe Rice/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
THE MIDDLE - 'Orlando'/'The Wonderful World of Hecks' - While Sue counts down the days until the Hecks depart on their road trip to Walt Disney World (she won the trip in a 'Hands on a Hard Body' contest), Brick begs his parents to take a detour to North Carolina so he can meet his online girlfriend, and Axl anxiously awaits the posting of his final grades as a college freshman. Then, when the Hecks arrive at Walt Disney World, a good time may not be had for all when a series of misfortunes threaten to put a damper on their trip, on the one-hour season finale of 'The Middle,' WEDNESDAY, MAY 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Todd Anderson/ABC via Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - MARCH 07: In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, entertainer Steve Harvey (L) and NBA Hall of Fame member Magic Johnson pose with Mickey Mouse during the 'Disney Dreamers Academy' event at Walt Disney World Resort March 7, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Disney Dreamers Academy is an annual career-inspiration program at Walt Disney World for 100 high school students from across the country. Johnson was a special guest speaker for this year's event, and Harvey was the celebrity host. (Photo by Todd Anderson/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - MARCH 17: In this handout photo provided by Diseny Parks, tennis legend Roger Federer poses with Mickey and Minnie Mouse at the Magic Kingdom park March 17, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Swiss-born Federer holds the men's world record for most Grand Slam tournaments won, 17, and has spent 302 weeks as the world's number-one ranked male tennis player. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA,FLORDIA - OCTOBER 15: In this handout photo provided by Gene Duncan, actor William Baldwin and his wife, singer Chynna Phillips, pose with Minnie Mouse in Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort on October 15,2013 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Chynna Phillips, the lead singer of the musical trio Wilson Phillips, was performing at the theme park. (Photo by Gene Duncan/ Disney Parks via Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - JULY 12: In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, comedian Kevin Hart poses with Minnie Mouse on the New York street set at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park July 12, 2013 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Hart's new concert film, 'Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain,' is already the fourth-highest grossing stand-up motion picture in U.S. history. (Photo by Todd Anderson/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 02: In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, Gisele Bundchen poses with Princess Sofia, the star of Disney Junior's popular animated series, 'Sofia the First,' who is now greeting guests daily at Disney California Adventure park July 2, 2013 in Anaheim, California. Later this summer, Princess Sofia will begin appearances at Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort via Getty Images)
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6. How much money does being a princess pay?
When I first started I was at $13.50 and the top out was $16. Though I think it might be different now.

Disney does not do large raises, only about 15 cents a year. It's a good part time job for sure because of the pay, but when you are still making the same thing at year three it doesn't exactly motivate you to work harder.

7. Has a kid ever asked you something that you couldn't answer?
I've done improv for most of my life so I always had an answer for something.

Though one time a little girl gave me a hug then got super embarrassed and asked, "Are those your boobs?" To that I kind of laughed and re-focused her attention on the picture we were taking.

8. What's your worst memory as a princess?
For several weeks, a very old man would come to the park on Saturdays and see me. He would always bring me pictures of his Snow White memorabilia and try to kiss me. He quickly realized that at the time I was the only girl with brown eyes and that must mean that I was the true Snow White.

So one day I had Saturday off and he met Snow White, but she happened to have blue eyes. Well, the next time I showed up for work he was pissed. He told me that he was going to kill all the girls with blue eyes and that when he died we'd be together. I totally freaked out and had to report him to security. He had his annual pass revoked.

I was really young at the time so management had to get involved. The whole thing was a mess.

9. What was one of your best memories?
An adorable little girl named Jane with three months to live came to visit for Make A Wish. I got to ride two rides with her, and while we were on the Storybook boats she looked at me as sincere as a little girl can and said, "Snow White, this has been my mom's best day ever."

Her mother was in tears the whole time.

10. What kinds of rules are there in the Disney Parks?
There's lots of rules. It's why people get so frustrated working there — you're always worried about getting in trouble.

Social media is a big problem there, we weren't allowed to post or talk about the things we did as a character, or even to tell people what character we were. If I was still employed with them an AMA would be a no-no.

When we were performing in the park there were lots of rules about how we were to carry ourselves, not sitting, always smiling, always doing the voice, etc. We also weren't supposed to refer to things outside the Disney realm. Snow White does not know Thomas the Tank Engine.

11. Were you friends with the other Disney Princesses?
It's kind of like being in high school. Most of the princesses were viewed like "Mean Girls." It creates a bit of a stigma which I fought loads of times. In fact I met two of my best friends while working there.

Being a princess is a lot like being in a sorority: We still get together and see each other. They are by far the most beautiful friends I have.

12. How long would you have to work until you got a break?
45 minutes on, 15 minute breaks, and our shifts were 8.5 since half hour of lunch was taken out. When the weather reached 90, 95, or 100 they would adjust our sets and let us take some time off so we could recoup.

13. Is your voice normally as high as Snow White's?
It's a lot deeper than Snow White. I definitely strained a bit, but I was trained well. Because of the repetition over time though I developed inoperable vocal nodes.

14. Are Disney employees ever allowed to say "no"?
Finding a solution to guest problems is a number one priority. I couldn't flat out refuse autographs or pictures or answering questions.

15. Did you ever not want to go to work?
Some days are not fun (Christmas, Mid-Summer, etc.). But you learn to take a deep breath and deal with it. It took three years before I really started to get over it and I wanted to get out.

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