PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Disney on Ice, which continues through Sunday at CONSOL Energy Center, is a fantasy world where wishes sometimes come true.
That’s especially true for little girls with dreams of royalty.
“Princess Ariel, and this is Ariah. She’s a mermaid, so I’m guessing she loves to swim.”
Disney skater Aislinn Munck doubles as fashion show emcee, as six little girls parade down a red carpet at CONSOL. The Make-a-Wish Foundation and Disney skaters are bringing smiles to girls with life-threatening illnesses.
“We have the ability to come to work every day and play these princesses,” Aislinn says. “But it’s so great to come and share that experience with these little girls. It’s wonderful.”
Lindsey Sauers of Make-a-Wish agrees.
“It’s just an opportunity for them to feel really special, and to feel like a superstar for a day,” she says. “Get their hair and makeup done. And what little girl doesn’t want to feel like a princess for a day?”
Volunteers from South Hills Beauty Academy transform Jasmine McClintock into Disney character “Princess Jasmine.”
“I thought that I should be the princess, so my name would match the princess,” Jasmine says.
Tara Gentilo says daughter Kylie is thrilled to play “Princess Rapunzel.”
“She was practicing her princess wave, and marching in our foyer, and she couldn’t wait,” Tara says.
Tracy Graham says little Erica couldn’t wait to dress up as “Sleeping Beauty.”
“She loves it,” Tracy says. “She loves dressing up as princesses, and all the makeup and all the attention that she gets.”
It’s good to be a princess, if only for a day.
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