Tucked away on Balboa Island in Newport Beach, CA, sits every little girl's dream wonderland — Once Upon an Island. The children's entertainment venue offers birthday parties, princess makeovers, and daily character events. Favorite princess and mermaid characters are around every corner; even adult women have gotten in on the finned fun, renting out their own flippers.
We wanted to get the behind-the-scenes scoop on what it's like to be a princess every day because, hello, dream job! Once Upon an Island's founder, Briana Baker, gave us the lowdown on all the surprising details she has learned from her experiences. Keep reading to learn more.
— Additional reporting by Tara Block