Want something special to remember your family’s trip to Walt Disney World Resort? Then stop by the World of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace and have your daughter’s image superimposed on a 7-inch Disney princess figurine! But, only if she’s between the ages of 3 and 12 and you have an extra $99.95 (plus $15.95 shipping) laying around.
The exciting news comes on the heels of Walt Disney World’s popular “Carbon-Freeze Me” which allowed people (mostly adult Star Wars fans) to “have their faces digitally captured from multiple angles and then magically transformed into carbonite figurines” like that of Han Solo from The Empire Strikes Back. Unlike that adult (but young at heart) oriented experience, the D-Tech Me Princess experience is just for kids! From the Disney Parks Blog:
During this 10-minute experience, several cameras will instantly capture multiple angles of a guest’s face which are reconstructed in a computer for processing. The “princess in waiting” can choose one of seven different Disney Princesses including Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and Tiana. Hair, skin and eye color of the figurine are customized to match the guest. A Princess silver link necklace with choice of colored gem charm is also included for participants.
Ah, but the princess process isn’t instant – it apparently takes a few weeks to craft the custom 3-dimensional figurine:
The completed figurine is then shipped directly to the guest’s home within five to six weeks.
Each seven-inch Princess figurine is $99.95 (plus $15.95 shipping. Canadian and International shipping begins at $75.00). Guests can order additional replica seven-inch figurines for $74.95 each or a three-inch replica for $39.95. No discounts will be offered.
Reservations are strongly recommended for this limited time experience and can be made by calling 407-WDW-TECH (407-939-8324) starting August 7, 2012.
(It doesn’t mention if you can get multiple princesses done from the same session or not.)
I would suggest Disney do the same for little boys using Marvel comic book characters, but most of them are masked, so maybe that wouldn’t work. (Most little boys don’t want to be Prince Charming do they?) (I did notice that nowhere did it specify the child had to be a girl, perhaps in an attempt to avoid the inevitable headlines stemming from refusing to allow a little boy to be Cinderella.)
And here is the fine print:
Please note: Guests must be between 3-12 years of age to participate. Children must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age or older during the entire experience. A valid accepted credit card number is required at time of booking. No-shows or in the event a reservation is cancelled within 48 hours of scheduled experience will result in such credit card being charged a $25 cancellation fee. The experience, due to its personalized nature is non-refundable and not eligible for an exchange. Certain restrictions apply. All prices, components and information are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
So what do you think? Will you be allowing your daughter to be immortalized as a 7″ Disney Princess?