Dressing up like Tinker Bell sounds like a pretty fun way to make a living, but one former Disney World employee who used to have that job is sharing some of the downsides. Sarah Daniels is an actress who used to play various characters at the Orlando theme park, including the famous fairy, and she reveals details about the gig on TikTok. And it seems some men were behaving badly with her even while they were vacationing with their families at the “happiest place on Earth.”
Sarah was asked by a follower about getting hit on by men while she was dressed up in character and she says it definitely happened, but she’s not sure it was because of the costume. Through TikTok she said… “I feel like if dudes are going to be creeps and hit on you, they’re going to hit on you whether or not you’re a character,” she explains. And she describes some of the most offensive behavior from men at Disney. “There were many moments, especially as Tinker Bell,” she says, “where I had married men hand me keys to their hotel room and tell me where they were staying.”
But because she was in character at Disney, she was limited in the way she could respond to these guys. In a follow-up video, Sarah explains how she dealt with these situations. “Usually, if I was having an issue, I would divert them to my character attendant because you’re not supposed to say ‘no.’ You’re not supposed to say ‘no’ just straight up,” she says. “As a ‘face character,’ no is not in your vocabulary.” So she would divert the attention to the character attendant and they would “take care of the creepy dads” for her.