My Outlook: Jennifer Teel, Professional Princess

Jennifer Teel, Professional PrincessWhat does it feel like to bring a child’s fantasy to life?

It’s the best job in the world. It’s a blast to dress up—to be a Disney princess. Not only are you bringing joy to a child, you are bringing their dreams to life.

Do you arrive to the events as the character?

We arrive to almost all of the parties dressed up. I will say that traveling in princess gear has resulted in some interesting experiences. If we have to stop and get gas or something, we do it all in costume. Phones come out and pictures are snapped each time!

How did you get started in princess parties?

Once, I was asked to dress up as Belle for a friend’s child’s party-. So I borrowed a costume and went to the party. Afterwards, I started getting requests for other parties, and I thought “Hey, that was fun!” so I kept at it. In Oklahoma, many families cannot travel to see these characters at Disney World, so we are able to spread that joy here!

What kind of training do the characters go through?

All my actors do research. I have packets for the actors to read through in order to get the backstory. It also has consistent answ