These days, it’s generally considered shallow to ask someone how tall they are, but if you plan on working in a Disney park as a character, get ready for your height to determine your destiny for the workday. It isn’t as simple as walking into an audition to nab the part of your favorite princess. You might not even get to play the same gender.
Playing a Disney character isn’t just about nailing the mannerisms and being able to emote silently; it’s also about how tall you are. Cast members are matched to characters who share a similar height and body build. Women often end up in the Mickey Mouse suit because although the mascot has a big personality, his height range is relatively small.