All together now: “Salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo
Put ‘em together and what have you got?
Let’s face it, there aren’t many little girls who don’t dream of being a princess when they grow up, or at least being allowed to wear some glittery make-up and pretty hairstyles…
At Walt Disney World’s Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, girls aged 3-12 can do just that with a glittering Disney princess makeover from their own Fairy Godmother-in-training!
Where is it?
There are two Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo boutiques:
- Inside the giant “World of Disney” store in Downtown Disney/Disney Springs
- Inside Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom (please note you must have valid park admission to enter Magic Kingdom).
TOP TIP: Because these makeovers are extremely popular, I’d recommend trying to book as far in advance as possible (You should be able to book up to 180 days in advance). You can book by calling 001-407-939-7895.
What’s included with the makeover?
There are various packages available, graded by price. As my little princess was only 3, we chose the most basic “Crown Package”.
The Crown Package:
Includes hair, make up, nails and a sash/tote bag (approx. $59.95 plus tax)*
The Courtyard Package:
Includes all of the above plus a t-shirt and tutu (approx. $94.95 plus tax)*
The Castle Package:
Instead of the t-shirt and tutu, this package includes a complete outfit and accessories, plus 5 photos (approx. $194.95 plus tax)*
Our little princess had a blast! She chose the Bibbidi Blue nail polish, a subtle blue shadow for her eyes and red for her lips (luckily not too red – the Fairy Godmothers-in-training are very good at judging how much to put on!). She also had a cute gem stone sticker on her cheek.
She opted for the traditional Fairytale Princess hair (the bun) and I was amazed at what they were able to do with her very short, fly-away curly hair. She even got to have a small tiara and a gorgeous jewelled Mickey head pin for the back of her hair. To finish, her hair was covered in a glittery spray of pixie dust!
We had chosen to bring a Cinderella dress with us from The Disney Store in the UK, but there were lots of outfits to choose from if you decided to go for the top package.
The Big Reveal!
The children are faced away from the mirrors throughout the process, and the ‘big reveal’ – where she was turned around to see herself all made up – will live with us forever.
We had pre-purchased the Memory Maker Photo Pass and there was a photographer in the studio who took so many pictures for us (which was great as I spent most of the time trying not to cry!) The makeover took around 45 minutes, and although our little one is usually a real fidget, she was good as gold and loved every minute.
Afterwards, we decided to go over to the photo studio (located in Guest Relations in Downtown Disney, or inside Castle Couture in the Magic Kingdom) which was also a lot of fun, and the pictures were included for us on our Memory Maker Photopass.
What do you get to take home?
You get to keep the makeup palette, 2 nail varnishes (we had pink and blue), the comb and the rest of the small sheet of jewel stickers. Add in the tiara and Mickey hairclip and I would say it was well worth the money!
Our princess got a LOT of attention that day, and still talks about it 18 months later.
But what about the boys?
There is also a “Heroic Knight” option available for boys, which includes hair-styling and a sword and shield for around $18.95 plus tax*
The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Disney Princess makeover is not included with your Disney Park tickets, so remember to make an advance reservation for the dates you are visiting.
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*Please note that all prices are correct at the time of writing and may be subject to change