If your little girl would like to be transformed into a princess, then a visit to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is a must! The Boutique now has two locations, one at Downtown Disney and another at the base of the castle, conveniently located across from Cinderella’s Royal Table restaurant.
We had a bit of a dilemma, because our youngest daughter was only 2.5 and you have to be a minimum of 3 years old for the boutique. Although, if your daughter is close to 3 they will make an exception. I was worried she would be upset and jealous if she didn’t get to go too. As it turned out, she would not have had the patience to sit there while they made her up as a princess, and she doesn’t have nearly enough hair for it to have been worth it anyway. We bought her a set of Minnie Princess Ears with her name embroidered on it instead and she was as happy as can be!
Now that we had DD2.5 taken care of, it was time for the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique! We booked the appointment 6 months before our trip, with our dining reservations. We coordinated the appointment to be before our dining reservations at Cinderella’s Royal Table. There are 3 different packages available at the Boutique: Coach, Crown and Castle. The Castle package is the most expensive, but your little princess can choose her princess dress and accessories as part of the package. We chose the Crown package and brought our own Princess Belle Dress from home, this will save you about $130!
As part of the Crown package you get your hair, make up and nails done by your “Fairy Godmother in Training”.
They even put a cute Mickey Pin on the back of her hair. Let me tell you, that hair did not move for a couple of days!
The final product!
She was also given 2 bottles of nail polish and the make up they used on her to take home. Now, most of the clientele at the BBB were young girls, as you can imagine, but there were also a few teenagers and even adults enjoying the fun!
What about boys? Disney now has the equivalent Pirate makeover for boys at the Pirate League! Although my DD4 loves pirates and dressing up as a pirate too!
Luckily, with Halloween just around the corner, you don’t have to be at Walt Disney World to dress up like your favourite Disney character! My girls are all set with their Disney Costumes. My oldest DD7 loves Kim Possible, luckily last year I managed to find her a KP costume on eBay:
This year she’s going as Kim Possible again, but as KP in her cheer-leading outfit. No bare midriffs though, it’s pretty cold in Canada by Halloween!
My DD4 still loves Minnie Mouse. She was Minnie Mouse 2 years ago, and insisted on going out as Minnie again this year. Unfortunately, I couldn’t squeeze her into her old costume – despite my best effort! So we ordered pretty much the same outfit as she had a couple of years ago from the Disney Store, although this year’s version is a little more sparkly. Here is the original, we haven’t taken the tags off the new one yet ;o)
And of course what Halloween is complete without a Mickey pumpkin!
About our author Jessica: I am a mom to two girls (4 and 7), secondary school teacher, and author. Planning for our trips to Disney is half the fun for us! We look forward to travelling to Disney from our home in Ontario, Canada as often as possible ;o)