Disney will soon give children a chance to become their favorite Disney Princesses through a high-tech process that will create a custom figurine. Much like the popular Carbon Freeze Me experience recently offered during Star Wars Weekends, Walt Disney World’s newest D-Tech Me experience will capture the likeness of participating kids and feature it on 3-D printed 7-inch Disney Princess collectibles.
Announced today on the Disney Parks Blog, the Disney Princess D-Tech Me experience will launch on August 26 at the World of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace for a limited time. But unlike the Carbon Freeze Me experience, only guests ages 3-12 will be allowed to participate.
The process will take roughly 10 minutes, during which an array of cameras will capture children’s faces from a variety of angles, ultimately producing a 3-D scan of their expression and features. Children can then choose to become one of seven Disney Princesses: Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White or Tiana.
And unlike the grey overtones of the Carbon Freeze Me figures, the new Disney Princess custom figurines will be in full color, with hair, skin and eye color matching the child’s own.
The cost is $99.95 for each figurine, plus $15.95 for shipping within the United States. Shipping to Canada or other countries starts at $75. Additional 7-inch figures are $74.95 and 3-inch versions are $39.95.
It’s worth noting that the Carbon Freeze Me figurines are quite fragile and definitely not toys, so children interested in becoming their favorite Disney Princess shouldn’t expect to “play” with their custom figurine, but rather just have it on display.
Disney is estimating an arrival time for the custom figure at 5-6 weeks, though many anxious fans have reported their Carbon Freeze Me figures have taken more than 10 weeks to arrive, despite being quoted 4-6 weeks at the time.
Also included for guests to purchase the package will be a Princess silver link necklace and gem charm.
Reservations can be made by calling 407-WDW-TECH (407-939-8324).