I'm really tired of people thinking they don't need to follow rules. This teen acted like a brat.
A teenager was left heartbroken after she was stopped from going into a Disney theme park dressed as Tinkerbell. April Spielman had spent hours getting ready as the character to try and make her boyfriend's first visit to Disney World memorable.While she dressed as the fairy Tinkerbell her boyfriend wore a Peter Pan costume.
Spielman,15, was only allowed inside after she covered up her costume with a T-shirt.
Officials told her they did not want visitors to be confused with a Tinkerbell character that poses for photos and signs autographs.
The rejection left Spielman in tears.
'It just broke my heart,' she told WKMG, adding that she had got up at 4am to prepare her costume.
'I didn't want to take off the costume.Spielman said she had worn the costume as she wanted to make her boyfriend's first visit to Disney World in Orlando special and prepared for months so they could be the character's from the film Peter Pan.
'My makeup took two hours, my hair took another hour, and then I had to spray my body in glitter and paint my nails,' she said.
'They were talking about how little girls, it ruins their dreams. But it ruined my dream because I just wanted to be Tinkerbell.'
She said they were able to walk around the Disney Hollywood Studio theme park dressed in character.
But at Animal Kingdom, Disney staff who had spotted the couple posing for photographs, refused them entry.
Spielman said she was told her she looked too much like the theme park's Tinkerbell.
Disney World's dress code for visitors, which is published on the resort's website, states 'adult costumes or clothing that can be viewed as representative of an actual Disney character' is inappropriate theme park attire that 'may result in refusal of admittance'.
Spokesman Kathleen Prihoda told MailOnline the couple's costumes were clearly in violation of Disney World's policy and were 'disruptive' and 'possibly confusing'.
'The guests were asked to change because costumes that could be viewed as representative of an actual Disney character are not appropriate attire for our theme park,' Prihoda said.
'The costumes were disruptive to our operation and possibly confusing to our other guests, as children were asking to take photos with them. To make up for any inconvenience, we provided them with replacement clothing and assisted them with the rest of their visit in our parks.'
Officials gave Spielman and her boyfriend free T-shirts, shorts and sandals to wear instead of their costumes.
They also provided her family with dozens of FastPass tickets, which enabled them to skip the lines on rides they missed while the teenager was changing clothes.
Children are allowed to enter parks dressed as their favourite Disney character, and the Disney World gift shop even sells dress ups for kids.
There is no official age limit to wearing costumes within the theme park, rather security guards judge on a case-by-case basis whether guests look too authentic and could confuse other visitors.
According to Disney, most guests are aware of the costume ban and do not dress up.