Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is a little slice of heaven for any little princess-in-training. The most common question I hear regarding this experience is “Is it really worth the cost?” Well that depends, I suppose. For me, it was absolutely hands-down worth the $55-$60 price tag for the Coach or Crown Packages. The packages have changed a bit since my last visit where the Crown package has slightly increased in price and formally included the face gems. In addition, a new Courtyard Package ($89.95) has been added to offer a little more than the Crown Package ($59.95) but less than the Castle Package ($239.95).
Here is a breakdown of what is included in each package:
Coach Package: includes hair style, shimmering makeup, and princess sash ($54.95)
Crown Package: includes hair style, shimmering makeup, nails, and princess sash ($59.95)
|Getting the Royal Treatment|
Castle Package: includes hairstyle, shimmering makeup, nails, princess sash, princess costume and shoes, complete with a crown, wand, and imaging package, which includes 1 - 6x8 and 4 - 4x6 photos in a beautifully themed photo holder: Price range is $189.95 - $239.95 + tax. NOTE: Price range is determined by the choice of princess costume and shoes.
Knight Package: includes hair styling, sword and shield ($15.95)
Today, I will be discussing the Crown Package. It is my personal favorite and also the best value. If you are like most parents with a young daughter, you have a princess dress lying around the house, correct? And who wants the shoes anyway? The little princess will surely kick those babies off within 15 feet of the salon's front door! Aside from a few extras, you can save a significant amount of money by bringing your own dress from home and will still be getting the same royal treatment.
My advice? Arrive at the boutique with clean hair and wearing the princess dress (with clothing underneath in case they get tired of the dress) and comfortable flip flops or sandals.
|No shortage of pixie dust here!|
Once you choose your package, you will then need to choose your hairstyle. There is a choice of three hairstyles for the girls which are:
Fairytale Princess: Hair is swept up in a tight “bun” on the top of the head and crowned with a tiara
Disney Diva: Hair pulled back with an added ponytail hairpiece which is teased on the top and decorated with hair accessories
Pop Princess: More of a funky style with braids, a colorful hairpiece and Mickey hair clips
|Here's my "Home" version...not bad!|
|Making that Fairytale Princess Bun|
I definitely feel that getting a more basic package (at least once) is worth the cost. You will have great memories and photos of this experience that you and your little princess will surely cherish for a lifetime.
Some general rules for all little girls and boys:
~children must be at least 3 years old
~ hair must be freshly clean and brushed out (no tangles)
~ hair must be free of all styling aids/products like gels, mousse, hair spray, barrettes
~fingernails must be clean and free of all nail polish/decals
~ child must bring their own brush/comb with them for the Fairy Godmother to use
~scalp must be free and clear of any "conditions" or irritations for the last 30 days
The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique currently has two locations at the Walt Disney World Resort in FL. The Downtown Disney location does not require park admission location and is open from 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily (last appointment will be at 5:30 p.m.), seven days a week. The Magic Kingdom salon is open every day 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted; however, appointments are strongly encouraged by calling 407-WDW-DINE or WDW-STYLE (939-7895) as far as 180 days in advance. A credit card guarantee is required at time of booking and a $10 penalty fee will be applied for no-shows or cancellations under 24 hours in advance.
So....Salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo
Put 'em together and what have you got?