How many parents listen to their kids talk for hours about their favorite Disney princess? Little girls love what they wear, what they do, and what they look like. This guide is to help you understand and play more effectively with your children by getting to know the main Disney princesses better.
Disney’s Cinderella had a wonderful father, but when her mother died, he married a wicked stepmother. Following his death, her step-mother and step-sisters made her do all of the chores and treated her as a slave. When the chance for a ball came, her fairy Godmother came and dressed her with her signature blue dress with her long blonde hair pulled up to a bun on the top of her head, and glass slippers on her feet. She danced with the Prince and they fell in love instantly. When the clock struck midnight she was changed back to a pauper and left her slipper behind. The Prince searched the city to find her and when he did, they married. She is very soft spoken, demure, and kind, even to those who mistreated her.
2. Snow White
Disney’s Snow white has pale white skin, shoulder length black hair and a beautiful singing voice. She is the most beautiful in the land. Snow white has a red and yellow dress, is kind to animals and people. She loves the Seven Dwarfs and the birds and animals in the forest. Her wicked step-mother sees her through a magic mirror on the wall and brings a poisonous apple hoping to take her place as the most beautiful in the land. The plan seemingly works when she falls dead after trusting the evil queen who turned herself into a poor old woman. Snow white takes one bite of the apple and faints to the floor. She is found by the dwarfs and was thought to be dead. They placed her in a glass coffin, until a handsome prince riding through the forest sees her and kisses her back to life.
3. Sleeping Beauty (Aurora/Briar Rose)
Disney’s Sleeping Beauty has beautiful long blonde hair and a dark pink dress. “The evil Maleficent curses Princess Aurora at birth to die on her sixteenth birthday by pricking her finger on a spinning wheel. Three good fairies try to help Aurora avoid this fate by altering the curse’s effect and hiding her in a forest under the assumed name of Briar Rose” (SparkleNotes). The curse is unavoidable and she dies when she reaches sixteen. Prince Phillip kisses her and brings her back to life and they fall in love.
4. Belle from Beauty and the Beast
Disney’s Belle is a French princess whose name means “beauty”. She is the most beautiful in her village, but is modest and does not care about the outward appearance, which the town people find strange. Belle is educated, well read, witty, and adventurous and has beautiful long brown hair and brown eyes. She falls in love with a “beast” after being forced to live with him to save her beloved father’s life. The beast is under a spell and appears as a monster, but when Belle looks beyond the outward appearance and falls in love with him, he turns into a handsome prince and she saves him from certain death.
5. Ariel from the Little Mermaid
Disney’s Ariel is the daughter of an undersea king and is desperate to see what life is like on land. She has a beautiful singing voice and beautiful red flowing hair and big blue eyes. She collects items from sea boats and keeps them in an underground cavern and saves the life of a handsome man from land and falls in love with him. A wicked sea witch named Ursula gives Ariel legs in exchange for her beautiful voice. Ariel goes to land with her new legs and sees the man she saved, Eric, a prince on land, and instantly falls in love, but she has to get him to notice her even though she can not speak. Ursula ties to foil her plan, but her sea friends save the day and Ariel and Prince Eric get married.