There are so many more experiences at Disney than just rides. I mean SO MANY MORE! One of our favorites at the House of Hills is the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.
There are actually two Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutiques at Walt Disney World. We’ve been to both. The first one they built was at Downtown Disney. It’s in the World of Disney store on the end closest to the Lego Store.
The best thing about this location is that it’s outside the parks. You can make reservations (YES! You need reservations!) for a day you’re not planning to be in the parks or during the afternoon when you’re taking a park break.
The other location is in Cinderella’s castle in the Magic Kingdom. The true princess dream is to go to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and then across the corridor to have a meal with Cinderella and the other princesses.
That’s what we did in 2007. My sweet hubby got some video.
No matter which location you visit, the first thing that happens is a consult.
Your “Fairy Godmother in Training” will help your princess decide which type of princess she would like to be. There’s even a handy brochure with pictures to help with the decision. The choices are:
- Fairytale Princess
- Disney Diva
- Pop Princess
- Color Star
In addition to style choices, there are package choices. They range from simple hair and makeup to a complete makeover that includes a costume and photo shoot. We’ve done all of them at different visits over the years, and all are equally enjoyable. The key is for your princess to know going into the experience which package she is getting to cut down on any drama once she gets there. To see the current package choices and prices, click here.
My Princess was able to save her birthday money to get a bigger package several times. Perhaps the grandparents or aunts and uncles can get together and gift your princess with a visit to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique!
After the package and type are determined, your “Fairy Godmother in Training” gets to work, sometimes with a helper!
There are decisions to make about nail color, eye color and lip color. Oh, and you get to take all the extras home. Let me tell you how many of those little palettes we’ve had in our house!
Then, they spray and glitter the hair.
Finally, they add the sash, and you’ve got a beautiful princess on your hands.
Be prepared for lots of oohs and ahhs as you walk down the road. We’ve even had cast members bow to our Princess.
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. It’s an awesome extra experience if you can fit it into your trip.
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