Since she was a young girl, Amanda French has always loved heroes and princesses. She pursued her dream job after high school and became a princess performer for Disney. In an interview with BYU-Idaho Radio, French explained how she has adapted this love for storybook characters to the Idaho scene. 

“I had the opportunity actually when I turned 18 to go and work for [Disney], and I absolutely loved it. And when I moved back to Idaho, I realized there was going to be a lot of kids that would never have the opportunity to meet their favorite heroes or princesses, and I wanted to bring a little bit of magic to Eastern Idaho by introducing storybook characters and superheroes,” French said. 

French has been a professional princess since 2002 and later opened Storybook Parties Idaho in 2017. Although she is retired from performing, French still finds joy in managing her business. 

Through Storybook Parties Idaho, locals can rent out characters from Anna and Elsa to Darth Vader and jedis for all sorts of events. There is a wide selection of well-costumed characters. For more information about character selection, prices, and character auditions, visit Storybook Parties Idaho on Facebook or visit the website.