Please, this is really about her wearing a wedding dress that wasn't from Disney's princess wedding dress line!
I think I am more stunned that the woman in that picture is 36 (or 35 - the article says both). When I first saw the pic without reading the article, I thought she was the girl's grandmother.
And I agree with most posters, it's a sensible rule. When you have that many kids running around you need to know who's really an employee. Plus, Disney has VERY harsh rules for employee conduct, especialy for the costumed characters. They don't want anyone running around that might be presumed to work for them who could do something embarassing or dangerous.
I don't think that wanting to look like a princess on your big day translates into not understanding what marriage is about. I've seen some of the dresses.. they're quite pretty and $1100 isn't bad for a wedding dress. I've seen dresses for 10 times as much on Say Yes to the Dress haha.
Some people just need to get a grip!
Without fear you cannot find courage
See that story just confirms what I knew all along.
Disney = fascists
When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.
If I ever go to Disneyland, I am totally coming in drag in a frilly pink dress and I'm suing for discrimination if they don't allow me in.
I blame her evil stepsister.
Disney has been the subject of some lawsuits that have contained allegations that kids were traumatized by seeing Disney characters without their costume heads. I can see how they might be concerned about what might happen to kids who encounter an adult in what looks like a possible costume in the park. Or adults. Ziggy in a frilly party dress would probably give me nightmares for weeks!
With all the children dressed like Winnie the pooh or Tigger...
Anyway, according to the picture, I don't think she and her daughter look like princesses !