Frequently asked questions:
What are the first step(s) in booking a character appearance?
Please see our packaging & pricing page for simple instructions. Please make sure you have all the important details ready, such as character(s) requested, date, visit time, length of visit, location and how many kids/guests will be present before you contact us.
What form of payment can I use?
Booking fee's can be paid via Venmo, PayPal,Square or Business check ( Fee will apply to any bounced check ). For the day of portion of the service most our performers can accept cash or Venmo. (Some can take PayPal).
How far do you travel?
Our performers are in different locations so a travel fee may apply & they vary per request. (Please make sure you share the date, time, location & character(s) with us so we can offer you a proper quote).
Do your performers always stay in character?
We always like to keep the magic alive so please ask any questions you may have during the event away from the guests.
How far in advance can I book?
We strongly recommend booking no more than 4 months in advance.
Am I allowed to take photos/videos of your performers?
Absolutely, and we encourage you to email them to us or post them and tag our instagram @myonceuponatime & or facebook page @myonceuponatimefairytale.
What do I need to do during the appearance?
Most likely, your performer will not need any assistance during the party appearance, however, please remember they are only entertainers. All children should always be supervised by their parental units to make sure children are in no way damaging our performer's supplies or costume.
Do you need me to set anything up?
Since all of our in person visits need to be socially distanced &/or with masks please make sure you have a safe area ready for our performer & that all guests are following the CDC guidelines during the full duration of the performance. For all virtual visits please make sure the guests Zoom names reflex the names of all participating guest(s).
What if I have more than the maximum amount of children at the party?
Due to Covid-19 any additional guests must be brought to our attention ASAP- Add on guest rate may apply.
Can I book a character for less than the time and price listed on your packages?
We try very hard to keep our prices as affordable as possible, but our actors do still have to spend a considerable amount of time on wig styling, makeup, rehearsals, and traveling. Feel free to check out our list of public appearances on our home page which are either low-cost or free!
Can I customize my own package?
We prefer to customize all of our appearances to fit your specific event.
What if I had other activities in mind than what are listed in the packages?
We offer many activities not mentioned in the packages we currently offer. Usually we base all activities on character(s) & package chosen, amount of guests, and the energy of the party during the visit.
What if I want the character to stay longer once they are already at my event?
Just ask, if we don't have another appearance scheduled afterwards we would love to stay. The add-on rate will vary per type of booking.
At what types of events do you offer appearances?
Corporate events, birthdays, holiday parties, weddings, baptisms, baby showers, graduations, carnivals, anniversaries, parades, charity events, grand openings and more!
I want to cancel the party I booked, can I get my deposit back?
Sorry, the booking fee is always non-refundable unless the cancellation is on our end- due to inclement weather or sickness. It is very unlikely, but please note that we reserve the right to cancel any appearance due to serious or contagious illness or injury of the performer or the performer's family. In this situation, a full refund of the booking deposit will be given promptly along with a discount coupon for next time.
*CANCELLATIONS MADE WITHIN THE 48 HR WINDOW OF OUR VISIT WILL BE SUBJECT TO PAYMENT DUE TO THE PERFORMER(S) IN FULL.
I don't want to cancel, but what if I need to reschedule?
Please notify us as soon as possible and we will do our best in accommodating your new request. (Additional fee may apply)
Am I expected to leave gratuity?
If we meet and or exceed your expectations and you would like to show your appreciation gratuity is always welcome.
Are your performers professionally trained?
We have plenty of experience performing for all ages. Our performers range from teachers, nanny's, caretakers, models, cosplayers, musical theatre, & improv actors.