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Author: Canadian Diva

Planning an EPIC Princess Birthday for your Daughter? Does your little girl dream of having a Fairy Godmother turn her into a Princess for a day? Does she crave to be indulged in a salon fit for a Diva? Then the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is a MUST.

There are two Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutiques in Walt Disney World…

1) Magic Kingdom, inside Cinderella’s Castle which the Disney Diva has already reviewed HERE.2) Downtown Disney Marketplace inside the WORLD OF DISNEY store.

The WORLD OF DISNEY store is the largest DISNEY STORE on the planet. Although you don’t need a park ticket for Downtown Disney, this mecca of shops, restaurants and entertainment, is almost like a WDW park in itself.

Diva’s Tip: GET THERE EARLY TO KNOW YOUR WAY AROUND AND TO FIND THE Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. The Salon is located at the very back of the Store. Just look for the Girl’s Costumes and accessory section or ask a Cast Member upon entering.

Reserve ahead of time call: (407) WDW-STYLE for an appointment. You can reserve up to 180 days before. The Magic Kingdom Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique usually books up fast, so your best bet is the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique – Downtown Disney if you are planning your trip in less time.

BRING YOUR OWN DRESS, to save money. We bought my daughter’s Rapunzel Dress from our local Disney Store up here in Canada. It was A LOT cheaper to buy the dress ahead of time, with comfortable shoes to match.

There are 3 packages to choose from. The Coach Package, The Crown Package and the Castle Package. Like WDW Diva, we felt the best overall package + cost efficency, was the CROWN Package. For more information and prices of the Packages see here.

There are 3 styles to choose from: 1)”Fairy-tale Princess” – like a Swan in a Ballet complete with a tiara. 2) “Disney Diva” – with mega hair extensions. 3)”Pop Princess” – the funkiest one of all! My girl wanted to be Rapunzel so she chose the “Disney Diva” style, with blonde hair extensions à la Punzie!

Other than location, the experience of the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Downtown Disney is similar to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Magic Kingdom. See WDW Diva’s run down on what to expect at both locations.

ULTIMATE PRINCESS EXPERIENCE? As per WDW Diva’s suggestion, we went to AKERSHUS at Epcot after our Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique appointment. My daughter had fun meeting some of the Princesses at Akershus while looking like a Princess herself. On that day, Cinderella chose my girl to lead the Princess Procession with her!

Signing the Guest Book.
Hair extensions have hidden Mickey’s

BIRTHDAY? When calling to book an appointment at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique make sure you tell them it’s your daughter’s birthday. Then tell them again when you sign up at the front of the Salon. Mention it once more when you meet her Fairy Godmother in training. They will have a special PRINCESS BIRTHDAY SASH other than the standard Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique sash plus they include a WDW Birthday Button with “Princess” printed on the button!

When making Dining Reservations (Any Character Meal will make great photo-ops with your girl all dolled up), make sure you allot enough time between the end of your Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique appointment (takes around 45 minutes) to your reservation time. Keep in mind, travel time as well as appointments running late. Canadian Diva’s family waited about 25 minutes past our initial appointment time before we saw our Fairy Godmother in training.

As mentioned above, you DON’T need a Park Ticket for Downtown Disney, which means you are free to enjoy any park after (and wherever your next dining reservation is). Just make sure, if you visited a park before your Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique appointment, you must return to that exact same park after if you don’t have Park Hopper. So plan ahead accordingly.

All the Fairy Godmothers in Training are wonderful and attentive. Our Fairy Godmother in Training, Anna, was a GEM. With their magic wand, they sprinkle pixie dust on the mini Princesses, making them sparkle and shine.

Your girl will have a truly MAGICAL time. She will surely have the “Best Day EVER!”, with memories to last a lifetime.