London, April 21 (ANI): A British mother is said to have been left stunned after she was forced by staff at Disneyland to leave because she looked like a princess.
Natasha Narula, who had worn a second-hand wedding dress when she visited the Paris theme park on April 1, was there to celebrate her 35th birthday with her eight-year-old daughter Drew.
But she got the shock of her life when a security guard ordered her to get changed - or get out.
Narula, who works as a dispensing assistant at Superdrug and is from Coventry in the West Midlands, was told that her dress might confuse children who could mistake her for a Disney princess.
She was forced to go back to her hotel and change into the clothes she had worn the day before. Drew was allowed to remain in costume.
"The security guards bustled us out of the queue and one of them said: 'I'm sorry miss, your dress is too pretty'," the Daily Express quoted her as saying.
"At first I thought someone was playing a joke on me because it was my birthday and it was April Fool's Day.
"When I spoke to a manager, she said I looked too much like a member of staff in character and it could cause confusion for the children.
"They said they were concerned children would think I worked there and would want to have their picture taken with me.
"I didn't look anything like the characters in the park, it wasn't like I was wearing a big Mickey Mouse outfit.
"How can they say I looked too much like a princess? I was wearing a hideous wedding dress I bought from Oxfam for 20 pounds," she said.
Disney has a tradition of having princesses in its films, including Snow White, Beauty And The Beast and recently, The Princess And The Frog.
The theme parks use princess characters for shows and to meet and greet young visitors.
"I even rang up the park before we arrived and told them I wanted to come dressed as a princess. The woman I spoke to said it was a great idea and wished us a great time," Narula explained.
"We saw loads of children on the way and not one asked if I was one of the princesses from the park," she said.
Narula has written to Disneyland demanding an apology. (ANI)