We’re Outta Work …
Virtual Birthday, Anyone?!?
3/29/2020 12: 50 AM PT
Disney princesses and characters are getting hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic — they’re outta work and struggling to get by — but no longer correct because Disneyland is closed.
With governments banning gatherings large and small, there may be simply no work for the of us who dress up as your favorite Disney princesses and film characters … and one crew is about to lose a million bucks.
American Immersion Theatre + Princess Party tells TMZ … they’ve had bookings canceled left and factual, setting up a sizable financial hit of about $200,000 for March and April alone, and as the pandemic drags on, they’re estimating a lack of $1 million in despicable income.
The troupe tells us this is normally the busiest time for events, but there are no extra reveals on the books this Spring and Summer, which spells doom for his or her 2,000 actors across 27 diverse cities.
The theater company is extinct to working birthday parties, extinguish mysteries at restaurants and volunteering at hospitals … but the virus’ rapid spread is putting an discontinue to all that.
American Immersion Theatre + Princess Party is hoping things start picking back up by June with some small birthdays prior to another wave of large events in September … and in the meantime, they’re booking about 7 virtual gigs a day the place princesses and characters interact with teenagers virtually.
Tranquil, the virtual gigs gained’t make up for the 150 events that are being canceled each week … and it is a bad sign for the actors who depend this as a stout-time job.
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Anna FaithandLexie Grace, who went viral in 2014 for being “Frozen” lookalikes, say they feel awful for the kids who had a day paddle to the Mouse Dwelling or a birthday party scrapped by the virus.
Anna and Lexie say they’re getting some supplies to design personal bday desires, and they put together a video for parents to point to their teenagers at dwelling, and it is free.
It is fairly bad over at the Los Angeles Princess Company too … they repeat us they’re now no longer working 6 to 10 parties per weekend, and everything for the following several weeks is canceled, meaning a lack of $500 to $1000 each weekend.
The company is going virtual as neatly … offering FaceTime calls with their princesses, but it indisputably’s correct no longer ample and the small biz is shrinking after 7 years of steady work.
Amazing Young of us Parties is also feeling the pinch and getting creative … they say parents are canceling their teenagers’ parties, but looking for alternatives. AKP is now offering virtual meet-and-greets with princesses and other “at-dwelling” birthday packs.
Bottom line … all the Disney princesses are feeling savor Rapunzel these days.