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Tinker Bell is the highest paid actor at Disney World and makes a staggering amount while flying

Tinker Bell is the highest paid actor at Disney World and makes a staggering amount while flying

The actor receives extra cash due to the risks involved with the job

Working at 'the most Magical Place on Earth' has to have its perks, and for the actor who plays Tinker Bell, that comes in the form of their payslip.

Thousands of people work together to make sure visitors to Florida's Disney World have the best time possible when they're there, from the people who sell the food to those who run the rides.

Of course, we can't forget all the actors who work to bring our favourite Disney films to life, and the actor who plays Peter Pan character Tinker Bell is no different.

The fairy appears during the fireworks display at Disney World, where she flies from the iconic castle and over the crowd.

And when I say 'flies', I mean 'ziplines'. But that doesn't make it look any less magical!

The lofty heights that the actor has to leap from to begin their flight certainly aren't for the faint-hearted, so it's no surprise that the person who brings Tinker Bell to life is believed to be the highest-paid actor at the park.

TikToker Fun With Films pointed out that the actor only appears on stage for about 30 seconds, but she's said to receive a full day's pay for her flight and appearance.

Tinker Bell flies from Cinderella's castle.
YouTube/Northern Adventurer UK

A noteworthy portion of Tinker Bell's salary comes from Hazard Pay, which comes due to her job involving 'physical hardship', according to the Department of Labor.

Since Tinker Bell isn't spending her days sitting in an office, she earns more money for the risks involved with her job. One Reddit user claimed to have been told during a backstage Disney tour that 'it's the highest hourly position for a cast member because of the danger involved'.

The actor brings the magic to life.

The exact amount Tinker Bell earns each month hasn't been shared by Disney World, but it's rumoured that the actor gets paid around $500 (£409) per flight.

If she's doing that five days a week, four weeks a month, that's a cool $10,000 (£8,200) per month - before tax, of course. But still, it's not half bad for less than a minute of work, and what I'm sure is a great adrenaline rush.

Other claims about Tinker Bell suggest she makes as much as $800 (£655) - or even a whopping $1,000 (£819) - per flight.

One Reddit user commented: "I don't know for sure, but the figure I heard working in [Walt Disney World] was about $1,000 per flight."

You might be close to taking a roadtrip to Florida and offering yourself up for the role at this point, but there are a few criteria the actor has to meet in order to take on the role.

To ensure consistency in Tinker Bell's appearances, actors reportedly need to be approximately between 4'11" and 5'2" tall and weigh 105 pounds or less.

UNILAD has contacted Disney World for comment.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@funwithfilmsx

Topics: Disney, Film and TV, TikTok, Money