Disney Day 3: Magic Kingdom & First Haircut

On Tuesday morning we woke up to it rainy and dark outside. This was less than ideal because we had an early morning reservation for Be Our Guest Restaurant. We are not breakfast people and prefer quicker items for breakfast but I specifically booked this reservation because I read in my planning research that if you make an early reservation to one of the restaurants in the park then you can get in early before the park opens and its an awesome way to get pictures without hoards of people in the background. I was so excited to do that but the rain put a damper on that. I was able to get some pictures, but it was slightly miserable to be in a rain poncho holding an umbrella and trying to take pictures without getting the lens wet.

Elin was also not happy to get up early. I think she was ready to sleep in since she had a late night before, but with Disney you have to make all your reservations in advance.

Here are some pictures of Main Street leading up to Cinderella’s castle.








There were only a couple Disney photographers out, which was disappointing, but it was because of the rain. However as a side note for anyone thinking of booking a Disney vacation, we LOVED the Disney Memory Maker package that we purchased in advance. This package allowed us to get access to all photos taken. The photographers are hanging around everywhere you can have them take pictures and they all get loaded into your account. This was especially nice since we did the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique experience. More on that later.






Below are the images from the walkway in the castle. It’s almost impossible to get pictures of this without people in it since it’s a smaller area so I was glad to get pictures on this morning.





After some photos we made it to Be Our Guest. There is different themed rooms that all resemble the castle in the movie Beauty and the Beast.


This girl was happy to get her milk. She was a fan of the Mickey straws she got everywhere.


On our way out of the restaurant, we checked out all the different rooms and we saw the rose.


Then we rode some rides before we had to make it to see TinkerBell. We rode the spinning teacups many times.

Elin was mesmerized by Tink’s wings. She still talks about her flying around.


Then we saw Ariel in her grotto. I have to say this was the most rushed meeting. I don’t know why, but I felt like she barely had had time to talk to her. I didn’t get any good pictures of them together.


Then after some more rides we sawΒ the afternoon parade.


Then it was time for Elin’s first ever haircut! I knew it was time for it and in researching Disney, I found out the Harmony Barber shop was a fun place for her first cut. It is modeled after a old barber shop. They keep them entertained with stickers and fun toys and then when they are done they get a certificate and Mickey ears with “First Haircut” stitched on the back. Plus they bagged up a lock of her hair nicely for me.







We had our Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique appointment the next day, so I was nervous for her to cut off too much, so they just trimmed it up for us. Elin did very well and got her little certificate at the end. Our appointment was right in the middle of nap time, so I was really impressed with how well she did.


She was up for a photo-op with some of her stickers.


We made our way back to our hotel for her to nap a little, then we made our way back into Magic Kingdom in the evening.



We had the best time with no wait times at the rides. We rode the teacups and the Dumbo ride endlessly without having to get out. Elin loved it! She also rode her first roller coaster, the Barnstormer. This kid has a need for speed.



We had a long but awesome day at the park and this little girl was exhausted, but extremely excited about her princess appointment scheduled for the next day.



  1. So much fun stuff on Day 3! How cool to get her first haircut at Disney World. I wish Disneyland had more Belle themed stuff, I definitely want to eat at Be Our Guest when/if we ever go to Disney World. Can’t wait to hear about the Bibbity Bobbidy Boutique πŸ™‚

  2. Loving the Disney posts. We are hoping to go to Disneyland in a couple years so I am taking notes πŸ˜‰
    How fun to get a first hair cut in Disney World! All your pictures are amazing, I love her face in the picture with tink!

  3. Great photos! I wanted to do a first haircut in Disney as well, but we ended up doing it already. We still might get a haircut there, but it won’t be her first. Did you need an appointment?

  4. that is so fun that she got her first haircut at Disney world!!

  5. How fun to get your hair cut at Disney! Even despite the rain, your photos turned out beautifully!

  6. yay I love that she got her first haircut at MK! I have that planned for Aria but I’m not ready to get her haircut yet haha. I had thought we’d do it sometime at the start of this year, but nope. Curls. They must stay. Forever.

  7. Sorry to see that day 3 was a rainy one. I always say a rainy day at Disney is better than a sunny day anywhere else though. πŸ˜‰ Isn’t Be Our Guest such a gorgeous restaurant? We had dinner in the West Wing and I loved looking at the rose and all the effects in that room while enjoying a yummy steak. Glad you explored and checked out all the different rooms there. LOVE the pic of Elin with her mickey straw and milk! She clearly enjoyed that. πŸ™‚ Having two milk-loving girls I can totally relate to how those simple little things make the meal for them! lol πŸ™‚ So fun that Elin was mesmerized by Tink’s wings! Cute pic of those two together. πŸ™‚ There could be nowhere more special to receive that first haircut than the barber shop in MK! So very special!!!