The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Magic Kingdom is the utmost princess experience at Walt Disney World. This experience allows little girls to truly be transformed into princesses, and creates magical memories for the whole family. Watching your little girl go from “commoner” to “princess” in under an hour is pretty amazing!
Magic Kingdom is our absolute favorite park at Walt Disney World. Cinderella’s Castle, Main Street USA, and all the whimsy of the entire park make us truly feel as if we are in a whole new world. Having enjoyed the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique on all three of our Disney Cruise Line sailings, we had NEVER booked an appointment at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in the parks. Since the princess is going on 10, and this was at least her seventh or eighth Disney trip, we thought it was about time to enjoy the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique!
Appointments for the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique can be booked on-line, and open for booking 180-days in advance. You do need a credit card to guarantee your reservation, but you do not actually pay for the makeover until you arrive. When you are booking your appointment, you do not choose a package at booking. The CROWN PACKAGE is your basic makeover package, and they go up from there. We always choose this one at booking, and then decide on arrival if we are upgrading or not. On our cruises, we always went with the CROWN Package. We then brought our own princess dress or fancy dress if she was being made up for formal night.
The packages at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique range from a simple makeover with nail polish, makeup, and a hairstyle, to the Princess Signature Package which includes a crystal tiara, heirloom princess dress, garment bag, as well as the makeover inclusions. So there is something for every princess and budget! For this trip, we decided to go with the Courtyard Package. This included a T-shirt, tutu, cinch sack, as well as the makeover inclusions and hairstyle.
If your princess is set on dressing as her favorite princess, bring your own dress. There is no guarantee they will have the princess dress she is dreaming of, or have it in her size, at the shop. So to avoid disappointment, bring your own dress.
The parks can get rather hot in the summer months! To keep your princess comfortable, consider the Courtyard Package, or having a separate bag handy to stow her princess dress after you have met her favorite princesses, taken some cute photos, or perhaps dined at Cinderella’s Royal Table. That way she will be cooler and more comfortable on the attractions.
The boutique can be very popular first thing in the morning, as guests are trying to get into the park before opening for those coveted empty park photos. Also, a lot of guests try to book the boutique so it coordinates with a meal at Cinderella’s Royal Table. Choose an off peak time, perhaps to get out of the afternoon heat, for your appointment.
The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Magic Kingdom is located near Cinderella’s Castle. Just behind the castle is a little shop, Castle Couture. This is where you check in for your appointment, and decide which package you would like to book. You can also shop for princess dresses and accessories. Upon arrival, you are called by the Fairy Godmother in Training to try on any dresses or accessories you have chosen. This is also the time where you can dress in your own princess dress if you brought one.
Once your princess is dressed and ready, you are led across the walkway to the makeover area. This is where the Fairy Godmother in Training is waiting to turn your little girl into the princess of her dreams! You are led to a chair, and parents can sit on a bench facing their child. At this time, the Fairy Godmother in Training presents your child with the hairstyle options. My daughter LOVES the Diva hairstyle, the hairpiece with the colorful braids that flow down the back, so that is what she chose! There are also FROZEN styles, as well as princess buns with tiaras.
As your child is being made over, the Fairy Godmother in Training talks to her the whole time. This is such a fun conversation to listen to! One thing I also love is your daughter’s back is to the mirror the whole time. This way, she is truly surprised when she is turned around! And, you can be prepared to catch the look on her face with your camera. There is also a MemoryMaker photographer in the room, taking photos at each style chair. Upon finishing, he/she gives you a card with YOUR photos on it that you can link to My Disney Experience. This makes MemoryMaker even more worth it in my opinion!
The makeover area is fairly small. So try to limit the amount of family members you bring in with you. If you are traveling with a lot of family, the Disney Springs or Grand Floridian Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique locations may be a better option.
Be sure your daughter’s hair is brushed and clean before arrival. This makes the process much easier, and less painful, when they are creating a princess hairstyle.
After the hair and make up are finished, your Fairy Godmother in Training asks your daughter to close her eyes and make a wish, all the while being sprinkled with pixie dust! This is great moment to get on video! After this, have your camera ready because your daughter is turned to face the mirror and see her sweet transformation! You, and the Memorymaker photographer, will snap a few more photos, and then you are set to go!
When you are finished, the Fairy Godmother in Training will fill a cinch sack with the makeup, nail polish, and suggested shampoo to use for washing her hair when you take the hairstyle out. After you are finished, make your way toward Mickey’s Philharmagic. Just before the entrance, and just around the corner from Castle Couture, is a small room with a MemoryMaker photographer in it. They are there to photograph your princess after her makeover! I am SO glad we stopped for this. He spent quite a bit of time with us, posing her and taking some great shots that I will treasure! So cute!
Do you think your daughter would love a visit to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique? It is truly a unique experience, and one that is a “must” for any princess obsessed girl. There are so many ways to make it special, and keep it budget friendly. Whether you are booking the Crown Package or the Signature Package ~ or something in between ~ the Cast Members and Fairy Godmothers in Training at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will make it amazing!