When you think of Disney, the first thing that may come to your mind is “princess”. How can it not? I mean, Cinderella’s Castle is the icon of the Magic Kingdom, many of the classic Disney movies are based on a “once upon a time” love story between a princess and her prince. And then if you visit the Disney parks, you can’t miss the little princesses fresh from the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique gracing the presence of all the guests in the Disney parks. So how do you plan a perfect trip for your little Disney princess without breaking the bank? Our Mommy and Me trip was totally princess focused, and I have some great tips for you today!
Make Princess Meet and Greets a Priority. There are plenty of locations to meet princesses in the Disney parks. Elena of Avalor, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Tiana can all be found right at Magic Kingdom in Princess Fairytale Hall. I also love to meet Disney princesses is in Epcot’s World Showcase. Anna and Elsa, Belle, Mulan, Princess Aurora, Princess Jasmine, Snow White can all be found in World Showcase.
Enjoy a Princess Makeover. There are two Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutiques, one at Magic Kingdom and one at Disney Springs. These are equally as magical, and I like the Disney Springs location because it is bigger, so it is easier to get an appointment. A great alternative is The Mermaid Package at the Pirates League in Magic Kingdom. It looks fabulous with an Elsa, Cinderella, or Ariel dress. Plus, it’s a tad less expensive. We enjoyed this together on our Mommy and Me trip before the Halloween Party. We were going with a mermaid theme for the party, and the Mermaid Makeover at the Pirates League was a great way to kick off our evening.
Book a Princess Dining Experience. Cinderella’s Royal Table is a classic princess dining experience. Cinderella greets you as you enter the castle for a meet and greet. And then you are whisked away up the royal staircase to dine with princesses while you look over Fantasyland. It is fantastic, and perfect for every princess. However, it is not the only place you can eat with the Disney royalty! Akershus in Epcot’s World Showcase Norway Pavilion is an excellent alternative. You see just as many princesses here as you do at the Royal Table. We saw up to five on our trip! Belle, Ariel, Snow White, Aurora, and Cinderella were all there and greeted us at various times through our breakfast. Plus, Akershus is only one table service credit, as opposed to the Cinderella’s Royal Table being two credits.
Stay at a Disney Princess Themed Resort. Yes, there are themed locations at the Walt Disney World Resorts just for princesses. The three that come to mind are Art of Animation, Port Orleans Riverside, and the Grand Floridian. Disney’s Art of Animation Resort has Little Mermaid themed rooms, which are perfect for a family of 4. Then Port Orleans Riverside is where you will find Royal Guest Rooms. Your favorite Disney princesses decorate the inside of these rooms, completely with royal bedding and photos on the wall! Plus, there is a special note waiting for you when you arrive! Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is the ultimate luxurious location for your family with your princess. It is beautiful, inside and out. Plus, it gives great views of the Magic Kingdom!
Dress Like a Princess. We aren’t into wearing a fancy princess dress all day in the Disney parks. So we go with princess themed shirts, or we used to stash her princess dress in a bag in the stroller and let her wear it for a meal. Target, Etsy, and even the Disney Store sell themed princess dresses and shirts. Of course, there is always the DIY method as well!
Who is your favorite Disney princess? I hope these tips help you make the most of your time with your princess in the Disney parks! Dream Big, Princess!