Disney Day 4: Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

I cannot even tell you how excited Elin was for her Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique appointment! Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is a beauty salon for children where you can become a princess, complete with hair styling, nail polish, and princess costumes. They offer a few different packages for all different kinds of budgets. We choose the the castle package that included everything along with a photo shoot. The BBB has only 2 locations: inside Cinderella’s Castle and there is one location at Downtown Disney. This is one of the hardest reservations to get and it is advised to book at the very least 180 days in advance. However, I would recommend booking an appointment as soon as you book your tip. We actually got lucky and got someone’s cancellation. Of course there is also some strategy to try to get your appointment in the early morning to get into the park earlier or to try to book Cinderella’s Royal Table after the appointment, but we were just excited to have snagged an appointment at all.

We spent the morning riding rides and enjoying walking around the the park.

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When you walk though the door of the bustling boutique, you are taken to a display of all the different princess dress options. We of course chose Cinderella. Then you are taken back to a dressing room where the gown and accessories in the correct size are waiting for you….a bit like magic.

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Elin was assigned her Fairy Godmother in training and they went right to work on her hair and another one cameΒ to work on her makeup and nails. For those concerned about makeup, it was very minimal and barely noticeable. Elin was all about it and got to choose her eye shadow shade, blush, and gloss shade. She also got to keep the palette they used. After she had her first application of eye shadow on one eye, she reminded her godmother to not forget the other eye.

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I was surprised to see the sparkle nail polish, because in all my research I learned that the options were a very light pink or blue. Apparently this change is recent. I would have preferred the former options, but this worked as well and it was very glittery.

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After the hair was put up and makeup was applied, it was time for a shake of the wand with glitter falling and the magic words of, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo!”

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She loved seeing the Mickey shaped rhinestone barrette they put behind the bun. For anyone considering the BBB, I highly recommend it! It was honestly our favorite thing we did in Disney. Elin loved it so much and I think it was purely magical for her. It is not cheap, but I thought it was worth every penny!

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Then when the salon part was over, we walked next door to the Castle Couture shop where they have a little photography studio. Our package came with some printed photos. It was so hard to pick our favorites. Luckily, since we have the memory maker package, we got digital copies of all the photos.

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I could not be happier with how the photos turned out. The photography studio was tiny but it was decked out with the most adorable displays from the Cinderella movie.

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Then, as luck would have it, as we were leaving the photo shoot we saw that the fairy godmother from Cinderella was out to take photos and the line was decently short. The fairy godmother was probably nicest of all the characters. She spent a long time with each child.

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Then right after that Lady Tremaine and the stepsisters from Cinderella came out. They spent a long time talking to Elin as well. I think Elin was a little concerned about it since she knows they are not very nice to Cinderella.

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After meeting the sisters, we had our fastpass+ ready to see Cinderella. I love that the costumes at BBB were such high quality and were the exact shade of the costumes the cast members wore.

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Another one of Elin’s faves is Rapunzel and she was right next to Cinderella.

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Then Elin wanted to go to Belle’s Enchanted Tales again. She was excited to be Chip in the play.

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Elin had such a good day and meet so many characters! I couldn’t resist taking a few pics of her looking so adorable in her jammies that night.

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Comments

  1. at Disneyland they have to be 3 to go so we “got it” for lex for her birthday but haven’t managed to take her for a full day of princess hopping yet! So glad elin loved! And she looks adorable!

  2. Oh my goodness, that is so cute!! Odette would love doing that!

  3. oooh this is the best of the best! Again something else I have planned for Aria but haven’t done yet. I actually don’t think she would have cared until recently. But I think we will wait and make it maybe a birthday thing one year. She also wont let her hair be done in anything other than a clip right now lol. My head hurts just looking at the tight buns they put on the kids. So adorable though. I haven’t even looked at the prices yet bc I’m sure it would scare me away.

  4. Oh my goodness, Elin is beyond cute in these pictures! I love the idea of BBB and I’m so bummed that my daughter will be too young when we go. After reading about your experience, this is a definite must for our next trip!

  5. Wow that looks so cool! She must have been in heaven all day!

  6. Seriously, those pictures are adorable! Did you have to purchase the dress or did it come with the package? Also, just think of how many eye shadow palattes they go through in a day, a week, etc since they give them away to the girls! Wow! And wouldn’t it just be so much fun to work at Disney World?!

  7. Yay! I’ve been waiting for the bibbidi bobbidi boutique post! What a fun experience. I love every single one of the photos, especially the ones with the characters. I feel like I would’ve exploded with excitement if I’d done anything like that as a kid. So many magical memories πŸ™‚

  8. Oh my gosh this is the best ever!!! I loved this post. She looks so adorable and I love her expression with the evil step-sisters, smart girl πŸ˜‰ hah. DEFINITELY looking into this when we go to Disneyland!

    What a fun experience this must have been πŸ™‚

  9. Oh my lands!!! I’ve never heard of this, but it’s amazing!! I want a dress and to get my hair done too? Do they allow moms to join in? How stinking adorable. I love how happy she looks. I can’t wait to do something like this with Mim when she’s older! LOVE.

  10. So glad that someone else’s cancellation opened up a spot for Elin’s dream appointment at BBB! πŸ™‚ I love those ride photos! She sure was stylish on that carousel pony, and it looked like she had a ball riding with her daddy too! πŸ™‚ My eyes teared up so much when seeing the pics of Elin’s BBB experience!! That magic is what Disney is all about!! Oh so sweet!!! Love all of those photos! What a beautiful keepsake those will be for a lifetime! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing another magical day from your vacation!! πŸ™‚