Why We’ve Never Done Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Our daughter just turned 7 and despite having taken her to Disney World numerous times, she has yet to go to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is a beauty salon of sorts for young girls. At this boutique girls can have their hair done in an UpDo, their nails done, make up applied. There’s a variety of packages to choose from that can have your princess adorned in a brand new princess gown, accessories and footwear or can simply get themselves done up. There are three boutiques found at Walt Disney World. One is found at Disney Springs, another is found at the Magic Kingdom in Fantasyland and the newest addition is found at the Grand Floridian Resort. There are three reasons why we’ve never chosen to take our daughter to any of the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutiques.

Cost

Even the simplest package is, in my opinion, expensive. The cost of the “Crown Package” is $69.95 plus tax, this is the least expensive package and includes hairstyling, nail polish, makeup, a princess sash, and cinch sack. The most expensive package runs $450 plus tax, this package is called the “Princess Signature Dress Collection” and includes a princess gown, a tiara, a garment bag, hairstyling, makeup, nail polish and a princess sash with cinch sack. These high end packages are not in our budget. The “Crown Package” we could afford but I’m not crazy about forking over $70 for something I could do myself.

Time

An appointment at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique runs between 30 minutes to an hour depending on which package you choose to purchase. But like any other reservation at Walt Disney World, you may have to wait for your appointment which will add that much more time to the experience. For each of our trips, we haven’t been willing to sacrifice that time to have just one of our kids doing something. With one daughter and two boys, having our daughter experience the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique means everyone else has to sit and hang for that time. We could always separate, but we typically like to stick together as a family. We know the kids will be older soon enough and will want to do their own thing at the park so we are soaking the together time as long as we can.

Comfort

I spent much of my childhood and young adulthood performing. Nothing professional by any means but I know how it feels to have my heart done up tight for hours on end, and the typical headache that ensues. Knowing that, I’ve not been crazy about having my daughter’s hair done up high and tight for a whole day at Disney World.

In the next couple years we will definitely fit this into one of our visits, as I know the window for her wanting to experience this is closing. But in all honesty, she is none the wiser. She’s never noticed others done up and has never asked. We have done the face painting before, which is a fun less expensive way for your kids to feel extra special and done up on a day at Disney.