What inspired you to make this video? What made you want to feature what it’s like to be a theme park princess?
Murph Gantly: The park hasn’t had a hit song since Princess Cupcake’s “A Woman’s Place Is by the Stove,” so it was time to go to the well again.
Princess Peppercorn: I was looking for a new project because my last song, “Everything’s Better With Pepper” was a huge disappointment…mostly because pepper actually makes everything taste like sand.
MG: It was also good for recruiting, to show how great it is to be a Cast Member. A lot of potential employees focus too much on the union grievances and Department of Labor consent decrees.
How long did it take to shoot the video? What obstacles did you have to overcome? Any funny stories you can share about filming?
MG: The park scenes were shot in the park before any guests arrived — so, about 2:00 pm on a Wednesday. Everything else we shot over 37 days on location in Northern Ireland.
PP: It rained every single day.
MG: I had originally —
PP: Every. Single. Day.
MG: I had originally planned to shoot in Malaysia, because it’s cheaper. We were all set up. But then there was a big protest. And then a hurricane. And then people were protesting the hurricane.
PP: The man who played the restaurant customer was a perfect gentleman. He brought wit, grace, and style to sexual harassing me.
MG: The balcony scene with Prince Handsome was shot at my private villa on Lake Como. Funny story: It has so many rooms that we’re still not sure where the Prince is.
PP: Such an emotional roller coaster! First the Prince and I were strangers, then friends, then rivals, then enemies, then lovers, then lifelong companions.
MG: You were on the set together for two hours.
PP: Next question?
Princess Peppercorn: What was your favorite thing about making the video?
PP: It was a chance to travel around the world, meet my fans, and educate them about American foreign policy.
MG: It’s also made you a bigger star than Princess Rainbow.
PP: Oh my! But that can’t be true! Princess Rainbow is a legend! No one could eclipse her! PARDON ME WHILE I SCREAM.
Will there be more videos from Fake Theme Park in the future?