Review: The Royal Treatment at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

by Vern Woodruff on May 2, 2019 170 Orlando

Leap's Note: This post comes from Undercover Tourist customer and super Disney World fan Vern Woodruff. Vern has written about Disney's PhotoPass and Memory Maker, dressing like a princess in the parks and the Jedi Training Academy

Bibbidi, Bobbidi, Boo! With these three words, the Fairy Godmother transformed Cinderella from a ragged scullery maid into a beautiful princess. You may want to give your own little girl the princess treatment when visiting Magic Kingdom during your Walt Disney World vacation. To do this, you will find out the times and locations for meeting the Disney Princesses and try to secure an advance dining reservation at the most desirable of all the character meals —Cinderella’s Royal Table. Having an audience and dining with the princesses are experiences that your little girl will treasure and meet with the utmost exuberance. However, you can further enhance her excitement by giving your princess her very own Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo experience with an appointment at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Cinderella Castle or Disney Springs.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Details and PricesBibbidi Bobbidi Boutique - Fairy Godmother

At the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, your little girl will have her own Fairy Godmother-in-training give her a royal makeover at this beauty salon for children ages 3 through 12. First, you select which hairstyle you'd like: Fairytale Princess, Disney Diva or Color Star. Then, you can choose from five different packages:

  • The Crown Package ($64.95 + tax) includes hairstyling, makeup with a face gem, nail polish, princess sash and cinch bag. Every package includes these items.
  • The Courtyard Package ($109.95 + tax) adds on a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique T-shirt and tutu.
  • The Castle Package (starting at $199.95 + tax) adds on a princess costume of your princess’ choosing and accessories (excluding shoes).
  • The Deluxe Castle Package (starting at $229.95 plus tax) includes hairstyling, makeup with a face gem, princess necklace, sash, cinch sack and Deluxe Disney Princess gown of your choice (excluding shoes) ... plus a coordinating boxed accessory set!
  • The Princess Signature Dress Collection (starting at $450 + tax) features a princess gown made with heirloom-quality fabrics, a crystal tiara and organza garment bag.

A print photo package, which includes one 6"x8" photo and four 4"x6" photos in a special photo holder, can be added to any of the packages for $32.95 + tax. If you opted for Disney’s Memory Maker, pictures taken during your princess' transformation can be added to your account. Also, with Memory Maker, you can hop over to Castle Couture and have a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Studio photo session. There is no extra cost to have these pictures taken and added to your account. Assorted princess accessories and T-shirts are also available for purchase.

The amount of time needed for this magical transformation is 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the package and which of the hairstyle choices is selected. However, the hairstyles have recently been simplified, and my daughter’s most recent visits were closer to 30 minutes.

Why Choose the Bibbibi Bobbidi Boutique at Disney Springs

While the location in Cinderella’s Castle seems to be the most popular, another option is the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique location at the Once Upon a Toy store in Disney Springs. All of the styling choices and prices are the same, and it has a number of advantages.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique - Disney Springs

  • Since it is at Disney Springs, you do not need an admission ticket. If you have a planned day that does not include visiting the parks, a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique makeover that day can be a good choice because you do not lose park touring time while the makeover takes place.
  • It is in a newer location at the Once Upon a Toy store, having moved from its spot in the Disney Store a couple of years ago. This allows for more seats and space in the salon area. However, it is still not overly roomy for siblings who are not having a makeover.
  • There are two enhancements at the Disney Springs boutique that do not exist at the Cinderella Castle location. First, there are several changing rooms with a large mirror. Once in the room, the Fairy Godmother magically appears in the mirror and greets you. Second, after the princess transformation is complete and you are leaving the boutique, there is a neat photo op with a model of Cinderella’s carriage. A PhotoPass photographer will take pictures, but you can use your own camera, as well.
  • Perhaps the biggest advantage is that in our experience, it is MUCH easier to obtain a reservation. My daughter had an appointment on the day after Thanksgiving, which is one of the busiest days of the year. We arrived about an hour early just to check in and were surprised that she could go ahead and start her princess transformation immediately. In the salon, there were a number of open seats so someone could have easily obtained a walk-in appointment.
  • After your daughter’s makeover, you can visit the PhotoPass Service Studio located nearby in Disney Springs for a photo session. If you have Memory Maker, these photos are added to your account. There are tons of fun backgrounds to choose from, and you can even make your own princess storybook!

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique - Hair and nails

How to Make Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Reservations

I'm sure that there are many people like me who want to treat their little princess to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. For those who do want to do this, getting the appointment time you want can be more difficult than securing a dining reservation. This is due to the popularity and limited number of time slots available on any given day for this experience. Advance planning and calling for a reservation is extremely important.

The reservation phone lines are open from 7 a.m. until midnight, so it would be a good idea to call in advance of your eligibility date just to confirm the date you can start to make a reservation. The reservation policy is the same as for advance dining reservations. Guests staying at a non-Disney Resort hotel can make reservations up to 180 days in advance, while those staying at a Disney Resort hotel can make a reservation for any day of their stay (up to 10 days) starting 180 days from their arrival.

This means resort guests have an advance opportunity to reserve a time over non-resort guests. For example, on May 30, the furthest date out that a non-resort guest could start making a reservation is Nov. 26 (180 days from May 30). However, a resort guest arriving on Nov. 26 could make a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique reservation for Dec. 1, 185 days from his or her arrival (this is what I did). This means it is more difficult for non-resort guests to make a reservation.

For resort guests, you may want to plan a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique appointment near the end of your trip (when you can reserve 180+ days in advance) instead of when you first arrive. You cannot currently make a reservation online, and the reservation will not show up in your My Disney Experience account. If you need to make dining reservations the same morning, I would recommend making those reservations through your My Disney Experience account starting at 6 a.m. EST and then calling the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique promptly at 7 a.m. The phone line builds a queue quickly.

The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique ExperienceBibbidi Bobbidi Boutique - Fairy Dust

The boutique is a little pricey, but my daughter absolutely loves the experience, and my wife greatly enjoys watching her princess makeover. This has been my daughter's favorite activity at Disney World all four times she has done it at ages 5, 7, 9 and 10.

During our visit when she was 9, she asked every day when her appointment was and if this was the day for it. She loved telling the characters she met later that day that she had been to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Cinderella Castle. We did not wash her hair or face that night, so she still had the princess look all of the next day (note: bring a shower cap to help keep the hairdo).

After returning home and telling others about her visit, she would mention having her hair done and makeup applied in Cinderella Castle. She also mentions it when she sees Cinderella Castle during the opening of Disney movies.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Tips

1. Try to get a morning appointment.

A morning appointment allows your child to be made up for the day. This works out great if you have a meal at Cinderella's Royal Table or a meeting with Cinderella at Princess Fairytale Hall later. Plus, you can take pictures of your child with characters who may have limited visiting times. For example, we were able to take pictures of my daughter wearing her Cinderella dress after her Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique visit with Fairy Godmother and Anastasia and Drizella. All of these characters were only available to see near Cinderella Castle until early afternoon.

2. Save on princess dresses.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique - Photo Studio

You can save on an official Disney version of a princess dress by checking eBay for either used dresses or new dresses that are being sold for less than the retail price of about $65 + tax. The used dresses can be a great value because they typically have only been worn once or twice and are in great shape. I purchased a new Cinderella dress with several accessories for $45 and a group of four used dresses for only $80. Another option to save on a dress is to watch the Disney Store website for sales. I started watching a year in advance before our last visit and purchased several dresses for at least 25 percent off.

If your daughter is near 12 years old or tall for her age, the dress selection is more limited because many dresses are only available up to a size 10. Fortunately for my daughter, the past two years Disney has made dresses up to size 13 for her favorite princesses. Note that these larger sizes are only available through the Disney Store website and are not at the retail store locations.

3. Bring an extra pair of shoes.

If you have a special pair of shoes that go with the dress, you may want to bring an extra pair that is more comfortable. My daughter would wear her fancy shoes when meeting a character and then change to her other shoes after the encounter. Good places for me to find coordinating shoes were eBay and Amazon.

4. Bring your own camera.

Make sure that you have your own camera to take pictures during and after your daughter’s transformation. Two nice locations for pictures are at Cinderella Fountain and the Wishing Well.  When exiting the castle toward Fantasyland, turn left to head toward the fountain near the entrance to Castle Couture and right for the wishing well on the path that heads to Fairytale Garden.

5. Consider splitting up.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique - CinderellaThere is limited seating in the boutique for people waiting and watching the princess makeovers. If your child has siblings, it would be good if they could go do something else while the makeover is being done. My daughter’s two brothers were quickly completely BORED and did not want to sit in the boutique when they could be out in Magic Kingdom. I wanted to watch my daughter’s makeover, but there was no place for the boys to sit, and they were not enjoying themselves so I took them elsewhere.

6. There are options for boys, too.

For little boys who are interested, they have a Knight Package ($19.95 + tax) that includes hairstyling with gel, a sword and a shield. The Deluxe Knight Package ($79.95 + tax) adds a Prince costume. My two sons had no interest in this, though.

7. Keep in mind the age limit.

My daughter did find out that as long as she is 12 at the time we make the reservation, she can get a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique makeover. She very much wants to visit one more time before she ages out of the experience. However, for those older than 12 (including adults), a character-inspired transformation option has recently been added at salons across the Walt Disney World Resort. If this applies to you, make sure to check out our post on Disney’s Character Couture Makeovers for Adults.

Vern and his wife are the parents of two boys and a girl that all love Disney’s animated movies and shorts. He lives in Ohio and is employed as a mechanical engineer, which helps to explain his excessive attention to detail, organization and planning. His oldest son enjoys watching the animated shorts from the Disney Treasures series, his youngest son has the middle name “Donald” and he likes telling people that he was named after Donald Duck, and his daughter loves the Disney Princesses, especially Rapunzel and recently Elsa.

Related: Behind the Scenes of an Adult Princess Makeover at Disney World

Related: Tips for Dressing your Daughter as a Princess at Disney World

 

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Aug 21, 2019 at 10:43 p.m. Leslie Webb Says...

Do you know if there is a way to know for sure if a particular costume will be available in a certain size? Like can you reserve Jasmine in particular in advance?!?

Thanks!

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Aug 22, 2019 at 8:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leslie!

Unfortunately these are subject to availability, and not all princess dresses will be available in all sizes. One way to guarantee a dress is to purchase it yourself through the Disney Store and bring it along with you (we've done this a few times - your princess is able to change in a dressing room beforehand).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 10, 2019 at 10:26 a.m. martha Says...

Do all the packages automatically include the crown? as non of the packages specify. thank you

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Aug 12, 2019 at 1:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Martha!

All of the packages include hairstyling, but only some of the hairstyles (which you choose upon arrival) include a crown (most notably, the princess bun you'll see all over the parks!) There are add-on crowns available for purchase, as well.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 29, 2019 at 6:03 p.m. Pam Says...

I think you should re-write this and say 'child' instead of daughter. I know there are boys that also like fancy and pretty things and I personally know one that did this experience and did NOT get the pirate one.

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Aug 8, 2019 at 6:48 a.m. Sarah Says...

Please stop with the gender bending garbage and let girls be girls and boys be boys.

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Jun 24, 2019 at 7:31 p.m. Ashley Says...

My little one has a short bob, a little longer than chin length. I'm trying to decide if it would still be a worthwhile experience even though she has short hair. Do you have any experience with short hair going through the boutique?

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Jun 27, 2019 at 1:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley!

The Fairy Godmothers in Training have all kinds of accessories, including clips, bows, etc. that your tadpole would still be able to take advantage of (plus glitter ... lots of glitter!). Part of the experience is also makeup and nail polish (even for the basic package), so while she may not get an elaborate up-do, she'll still get plenty of pixie dust.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 21, 2019 at 12:26 p.m. cherise livers Says...

do you guys have dresses for 4t toddlers girls? or do we need to bring one if we purchase a package

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Jun 25, 2019 at 11:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cherise,

Yes, Disney sells dresses for toddlers, but you are also welcome to bring your own.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 20, 2019 at 2:38 p.m. Reagan LePage Says...

You mentioned purchasing a dress in advance and spoke briefly about sizing. The dress sizes available in the boutique only go up to 10 or 13, am I correct? My daughter is going to be 10 (celebrating her birthday in WDW in March 2020) and is already over 5' tall and usually needs a size 16 or 18. Will the boutiques not have sizes appropriate for her?

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Jun 25, 2019 at 10:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Reagan,

At the boutique, the dress sizes range from 4T to Child 12/14. However, it's very common that many girls bring their own dresses from home or only get their hair and make-up done.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 16, 2019 at 12:28 a.m. Ellie Says...

Hi,

Just wondering what Disney princesses are there to choose from?

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Jun 19, 2019 at 2:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ellie,

If you were to get a package including a costume, the choices may include Anna, Elsa, Ariel, Snow White, Aurora, Belle, Jasmine, Cinderella, Tinker Bell, Tiana, Rapunzel or Merida (subject to change).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 4, 2019 at 5 p.m. Jo Says...

hi

I would like to book The Courtyard Package for my daughter when we come in Feb next year, can you explain a bit more about how it works.

do you have to buy the tutu and t-shirt on top of the price or is it included, do you get them in the shop beforehand or do they hand them out inside?

how many choices of princesses can you pick from with this package?

will the tutu and t-shirts be colour coordinated for the princess you choose?

I see you said about the one at Disney Springs has a special room to have pictures taken after, do they not have this in the castle one too?

and if we choose to go with the one is Disney Springs where do you get the outfit from and do they take the pictures while having it done as well as after?

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May 6, 2019 at 4:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jo!

These are great questions - how fun for your princess! If you book the Courtyard package, the tutu and t-shirt are included in the price. You'll get them from the Boutique itself at your appointment, and we believe the colors are all standard (not themed to the individual princess). If you were to get a package including a costume, those choices may include Anna, Elsa, Ariel, Snow White, Aurora, Belle, Jasmine, Cinderella, Tinker Bell, Tiana, Rapunzel or Merida. If you opt for the castle location, you can hop over to Castle Couture for photos; if at Disney Springs, you can hop over to the PhotoPass location there for a photo session. Both photo sessions are included if you have Memory Maker, or can be added on at an additional cost. For more information, the reservation line at (407) 939-7895 is extra hopful (and can also get your appointment on the books!).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 4, 2019 at 1:37 a.m. Sue Says...

I have heard the busses don't run early to Disney

springs. Do the water taxis?

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May 6, 2019 at 9:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sue!

Transportation via bus to Disney Springs begins about 45 minutes before it opens (it opens at 10 a.m., so bus transportation from a resort will start around 9:15 a.m.) Bus transportation to Disney Springs directly from the parks does start later in the day. Water taxis begin their service around 10:30 a.m. (though this can vary due to water and weather conditions).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 30, 2019 at 9:48 p.m. Beth Says...

We have booked at Disney Springs for October. My 4 year old will be super excited. I have purchased some dresses to bring. But I have 1 question, with the Crown Package, will this include a tiara or just the high bun?

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May 2, 2019 at 8:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Beth!

The Crown Package will include a hairstyle of your choosing; if your daughter chooses the Fairytale Princess style, her hair will be pulled up into a high bun and a sparkly tiara.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 18, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. Nim Says...

This was a terrible disappointment for my daughter and myself. You pay for the experience of being treated special, but a hair dresser at Great clips talks to an adult better than the fairy godmother did to my daughter. She pulled my girl’s hair while while styling, and there was no smile, maybe she was having a bad day. While waiting inside the boutique, as I was taking pics of my daughter in her outfit, several godmothers just strolled by and photo bombed, with no excuse me’s, which I thought was rude in a normal place, and especially in a place like this. I must say some of the other fairy godmothers were treating the kids special, my daughter wasn’t lucky!!

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Apr 16, 2019 at 5:30 a.m. Tracy J Breach Says...

I have a question - my daughter is absolutely enthralled with Tinkerbell! While we're aware that Tink isn't an official Disney Princess, do they do any kind of Tinkerbell makeover/package?

Thank you!!

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Apr 16, 2019 at 4:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tracy,

Unfortunately, there's no Tinkerbell option currently (though there has been in the past!)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 27, 2019 at 3:48 p.m. theresa terrell Says...

hi im interested in BBB for my son 5th birthday even but no site has pics to show what the knights..is this more for girls?

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Mar 27, 2019 at 1:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Theresa!

Here's an older example of the Knight package. The large majority of guests are princesses, but we've certainly seen some knights coming and going. If it's something your son will enjoy, we recommend it! There's also pirate makeovers available, and of course, a wide variety of costumes available in the shops.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 24, 2019 at 6:52 p.m. Amy Says...

We have BBB reservation for 910am and CRT for 1010am on a Saturday in mid September. Do you think we will be ok on time for the crown package. I know we will be cutting it close.

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Mar 25, 2019 at 9:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy!

You should be able to make it (though as you mentioned, it'll be a bit of a time crunch!) We'd recommend arriving a bit early to your BBB reservation and also calling and giving Cinderella's Royal Table a heads up, just in case :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 26, 2019 at 6:03 p.m. Amy Says...

Will we be able to get into the park before it opens at 9? I thought I read somewhere you could get in early if you have a reservation before opening hours and provide your confirmation number but wasn't sure they would let us in since our appt isn't til 9:10... Also, how would I find the number to call CRT directly? Thanks!

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Mar 26, 2019 at 1:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy!

You sure will! Guests are allowed onto Main Street U.S.A starting an hour before park opening (though there will be ropes draped across the entrances to all of the lands). Find a Cast Member near the castle that has a tablet or notepad, and they can confirm your reservation so you can head back.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 9, 2019 at 3:09 a.m. Jeni Says...

What are the additional coordinating accessories in the Castle Package at BBB? Thank you!

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Mar 11, 2019 at 9:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeni!

These can include a dress (but not shoes), sash, tiara, light up wand, a necklace and a backpack. This can very depending on which character your princess has in mind, so I'd recommend calling the reservation line to be certain. That number is (407) 939-7895.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 28, 2019 at 7:14 p.m. Heather Says...

How much is the Knight t shirt that is available?

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Feb 28, 2019 at 3:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather!

The Knight shirt is about $35. You can call (407) 939-7895 for more information.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 22, 2019 at 8:43 p.m. Michele Wise Says...

My daughter turns 3 just 2 weeks after our visit, she would love to get this done with her 5 year old sister. Do they check birth certificates? Or would she be fine at 2 years 11 months old?

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Feb 22, 2019 at 3:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michele!

They do not check birth certificates; they'll just ask you about her age as you make the reservation.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 13, 2019 at 6:40 p.m. Mike Says...

Was wondering which package you used with your daughter.

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Jan 19, 2019 at 2:49 p.m. Amanda Says...

So I noticed that Disneyland has a Frozen themed makeover do you know if Disney world will have the same ones?

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Jan 28, 2019 at 3:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda!

They do -- Disney World has two Frozen packages available at Bibbidi Bobbidi.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 11, 2019 at 6:32 p.m. Tim Says...

Hi, we're visiting Disneyland in a few months and I'd love to get the princess makeover for my granddaughter. We're planning on getting the Maxpass which includes Photopass downloads for the day. Is the Memory Maker an entirely separate package/cost from that or is it considered part of the Photopass pictures? Thanks!

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Jan 17, 2019 at 4:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tim!

This is a great question.You'll be covered during your trip to Disneyland for attraction photos and Magic Shots with your MaxPass and PhotoPass downloads, as you mentioned, as Memory Maker is a comparable photo downloading package offered at Walt Disney World. Have a frogtastic trip with your granddaughter!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 4, 2019 at 7:29 p.m. Lesley Says...

Hi we live in England and was wondering how can we book for my daughter to go in pls prior to coming.

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Jan 14, 2019 at 2:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lesley,

What fun for your tadpole! We recommend calling (407) 939-7895 to make advance Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique reservations.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 1, 2019 at 6:23 a.m. Meghan Says...

Is there any place to see the hair styles beforehand? I remember not being impressed when my niece got hers years ago. I would like to see them before booking an appointment.

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Jan 17, 2019 at 1:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Meghan!

Unfortunately, there isn't an official Disney menu of sorts to look through online, but a quick Google search shows does have several recent photos for a quick peek.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 12, 2018 at 12:50 p.m. Becky Says...

Both of my little princesses have an appointment at 6:20pm for their makeovers and Royal Table Reservations at 8 pm. I have purchased dresses for the occasion. Since we were unable to get early day reservations for both, do you have suggestions on what to do with the dresses while we are visiting the park earlier in the day? My princesses may not want to wear their dresses all day. Thanks for your help! Have a magical day!

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Nov 12, 2018 at 8:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Becky!

OMG - this sounds like a fairytale night! We would recommend grabbing a locker at the front of the park at the beginning of your day and then grabbing the dress prior to your Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique reservation.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 5, 2018 at 2:27 a.m. Barb McNutt Says...

I am thinking of bringing like fancy party dresses for my Granddaughters to wear instead of a Princess outfit. Do you think this would be appropriate? Thank you.

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Nov 4, 2018 at 9:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Barb!

Absolutely! Whatever your little one is happy with :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 24, 2018 at 8:03 p.m. Danielle Says...

Do all of the packages include the little crown with the high bun?

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Oct 25, 2018 at 5:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Danielle!

This is one of the options for all packages, yes!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 22, 2018 at 1:56 a.m. Katherine Davis Says...

2 questions: If you took your own Disney dress, did your daughter wear the dress to the appointment or did you take it with you? And, since you took your own dress, which package did you get?

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Oct 22, 2018 at 10:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katherine!

Our little princess wanted to wear her dress the WHOLE time, so she wore it to the appointment. This also gave us less to carry! We'd recommend one of the following packages if you already have your dress:

The Crown package ($64.95 + tax) includes hairstyling, makeup with a face gem, nail polish, princess sash and cinch bag.

The Courtyard package ($109.95 + tax) adds a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique T-shirt and tutu.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 8, 2018 at 6:50 p.m. Michelle Ratliff Says...

For the Disney springs location...does it have parking at the BBB?

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Aug 9, 2018 at 2:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

There is complimentary parking at Disney Springs via lots and garages!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 28, 2018 at 5:16 a.m. JoAnn Says...

Are there ever any positions open to work in the boutique? I'm a licensed cosmetologist and cosmetology instructor

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May 29, 2018 at 12:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi JoAnn,

You'll need to contact the boutique!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 27, 2018 at 3:42 a.m. Christina Says...

Hello! After doing the BBB, do they take you to meet the princesses? At Disneyland, they take you do the princesses and can skip the line. Was wondering if MK does that as well.

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May 29, 2018 at 4:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christina!

No, that is not arranged for Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disney World. However, if your appointment is at Cinderella Castle, we recommend grabbing Fast Passes+ for nearby Princess Fairytale Hall afterwards OR having lunch or dinner in the castle with the whole royal line-up.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 24, 2018 at 8:07 p.m. Helen pattenden Says...

Hi can I ask for the number to book my niece in for the boutique. We called the number on the brochure I picked up last year in Disney Springs, but were told we could only book if we had the whole Disney package etc hotel tickets. I really need to do this ASAP as my brother is worried we can’t do it. Thanks guys

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May 25, 2018 at 8:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Helen!

That's odd. In our experience, you can book Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique reservations 180 days in advance, regardless of your Disney package. We recommend calling (407) 939-7895 to book your appointment.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 18, 2018 at 2:28 a.m. Ronda Says...

How long does the hairstyle last in the Florida heat? We have dinner reservations for 8 pm at 1900 park fare. We're going to Disney springs location on a non-park day. Should we schedule earliest available at 930 am or opt for later 3 pm time to ensure her hair and makeup stay nice for dinner? Daughter is 4.

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May 22, 2018 at 2:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ronda,

The Fairy Godmothers-in-Training are very considerate of the Florida heat. The style is a comfortable, secure up-do that should last a while. We recommend grabbing an early appointment so your little one can enjoy feeling like royalty all day! We've had other members of the Frog Pond tell us that the hairstyle has even lasted through the next day, if slept on gently!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 23, 2018 at 12:28 a.m. Alisia Burt Says...

Hi! My daughter actually had the same "godmother in training" as in your photos! However, I did not find her to be very friendly and was disappointed that other stylists were much more cheerful and engaging. Did I catch her on an off day or was your experience similar? My daughter would like to do it again but I'm hesitant since I didn't think it was as good as it should have been.

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Apr 26, 2018 at 9:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alisia!

We had a great experience with our fairy godmother-in-training! It may have just been an off day when you visited. We've always had a wonderful time and very interactive cast members. We definitely recommend heading back!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 18, 2018 at 5:24 p.m. Candice Says...

When i call to make reservations do i need to pay or do I pay when i get there?

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Apr 18, 2018 at 10:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Candice!

You will have to provide a credit card to hold the reservation, but won't be charged until after the appointment!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 6, 2018 at 11:50 p.m. Kristin Says...

Do they ask for or check your child’s DOB before taking reservations? Are they strict on the age requirements? My daughter will be a 3 months shy of turning 3yrs old when we go this summer and I know she would love to get a princess makeover. I was planning for it until I saw the age requirement.

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Apr 17, 2018 at 7:10 p.m. Allison Says...

I just called this morning to schedule for my older daughter - my youngest will be one month shy of 3. I was told absolutely not for my almost 3 year old, BUT, they can do things like sparkle dust in their hair. The lady assured me there would be some stuff they could do for our youngest. I plan to bring a dress for her and bank on some sparkle dust and I think our little lady will be fine with it.

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Apr 12, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristin!

Unfortunately, Disney and the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique are super strict about age policies. We're not sure how they verify ages, but we know they won't allow you to book an appointment unless your child will fit within the age restraints on the date of visit. We recommend doing a princess dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table or Akershus Royal Banquet Hall instead!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 30, 2018 at 8:04 p.m. magda Says...

hello, What do you suggest to do after the make over??

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Apr 3, 2018 at 9:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Our favorite thing to do after a makeover is a fun character meal where LOTS of photos will be taken! Cinderella's Royal Table and Chef Mickey's are our favorites!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 9, 2018 at 11:12 p.m. Sara Says...

Hello wondering how long each of makeovers take about?

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Mar 20, 2018 at 12:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sara,

Depending on the exact hairstyle and makeover chosen, the makeovers usually take around 35-45 minutes each!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 8, 2018 at 3:29 a.m. Sara Says...

I'm taking my daughter, who will have just turned 6, this September. This will be her first trip to Disney and we are planning on visiting Magic Kingdom twice - the first and last day of our trip. I'm debating on whether I should try to book for the first day when it will take a fairly big chunk of time and there will be so many rides and attractions she will be excited for, or wait until the last day when we have already spent some time in the parks and will possibly be more flexible.

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Mar 8, 2018 at 1:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sara,

It's ultimately up to you, but waiting until the last day when you might be more flexible could be a great idea! You're correct - being in Magic Kingdom for the first time is so exciting and overwhelming. It might be easier to take some time for it on your last day!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 4, 2018 at 5:58 p.m. Pamela Lopez Says...

I'm taking my granddaughter on March 16th for her bday,but we took her last year to get made up..but this year she's not into princesses..she loves Mel from Descendents,,any way to get her made up like her?

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Apr 18, 2018 at 8:49 p.m. Karrie Says...

Did they accommodate the Mel from Descendents theme? I was wondering the same thing since we are going on my daughter's birthday before MNSSHP and she will probably have worn all her fave princesses by then lol :)

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Mar 5, 2018 at 9:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pamela!

Hmmm ... we have only ever seen little princesses be made over at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. We would recommend calling ahead of time to accommodate this. If you bring the proper outfit, we don't think you'll have a problem with getting some fun, matching hair and makeup done!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 3, 2018 at 5:18 p.m. Deanna Sudnik Says...

Do you know if Minnie Mouse is an option? My older daughter was all about princesses so we always did princess themes. Taking youngest for the first time and she is all about Minnie!

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Mar 5, 2018 at 9:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Deanna!

OMG - yes! Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique just started doing Minnie-style makeovers and they are absolutely adorable. Please send us pics!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 15, 2018 at 11:13 p.m. jessica Says...

OMG!! I want a Minnie makeover!!

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Feb 27, 2018 at 3:02 a.m. Eva Furnell Says...

Hey we are planning my daughters 6th birthday to go to Disney land and I'm wondering if you get to keep the princess dress or not ?

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Feb 27, 2018 at 4:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Eva,

Yes if you purchase the package that comes with the dress, then it's yours to keep!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 23, 2018 at 3:11 p.m. Linsey Says...

Hi do you know how much tax is added on to bbb in Disney springs please coming in 29 sleeps so excited kids are going hyper lol

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Feb 25, 2018 at 1:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Linsey!

The standard 6.5% sales tax is added at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Disney Springs.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 21, 2018 at 2:53 a.m. Michelle Says...

Hi, we booked our bibidi bobidi boutique appointment for 9am at the Disney Springs location. What is there to do afterwards if we want to stay in the Disney springs area?

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Feb 21, 2018 at 10:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

Sounds awesome.Disney Springs has tons to offer, from amazing shopping, to a movie theater, to bowling, to endless delicious restaurants. We would recommend taking your little one to the Disney Photopass studio for a fun photo shoot in royal attire - photos are included if you have Memory Maker!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 12, 2018 at 9:13 p.m. Jennifer Says...

Hello, what options are there for the boys dress up? And up to what sizes for the boys?

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Feb 13, 2018 at 9:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer!

You can find more details on the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique experience for boys here.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 9, 2018 at 7:07 p.m. Mandy Says...

Hi we are coming from Michigan in May, is it to late to reserve a reservation for bidbidi bobbidi boutique. We are staying 10 mins from Disney and plan on going on a Tuesday.

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Feb 9, 2018 at 2:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mandy!

It may be tough to get a reservation, but it's always worth a shot! With a location at both Magic Kingdom and Disney Springs, there's a good chance you can find one. Call (407) 939-7895 for reservations.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 4, 2018 at 9:07 p.m. Cassandra Says...

Hi! I'm taking my 6-year-old daughter for her first visit to Disney World and hitting up the BBB on Wednesday. Is there a hairstyle you'd recommend in particular if we want to have it last more than the day?! (We'll be meeting up with her dad and older sisters at Epcot for the remainder of the day and visiting Magic Kingdom the next, so it would be fun to have it look decent for both!) :)

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Feb 5, 2018 at 4:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cassandra!

Awesome question. We've seen quite a few princesses rocking a tight top knot bun. We imagine this would last a full day or two. The "fairy godmothers in training" are excellent and put plenty of product (and pixie dust) in to make sure the styles last, so we wouldn't worry. Perhaps just mention your situation to them for a little extra magic!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 25, 2018 at 11:43 p.m. T. Cheri Says...

Is there a place for older kids or adults to get fixed up like a princess? #askingforafriend :)

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Mar 13, 2018 at 12:46 a.m. Ashley Evans Says...

You can go to Harmony Barber shop.on main street for a cut or trim and they will style and pixie dust you at the end of you like?!

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Jan 28, 2018 at 4:29 p.m. Daisy Says...

Hi do they do Mulan as that is my daughters favourite Disney princess and film

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Jan 29, 2018 at 2:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Daisy!

Yes - the Mulan dress is an option for little princesses!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jan 26, 2018 at 9:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

We WISH! That is my personal dream come true ... is it bad that I get jealous of Lily? Unfortunately, the closest thing us adults have is the spas located at the Walt Disney World resort hotels. The Grand Floridian is my favorite!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 23, 2018 at 7:23 p.m. Candace Says...

Do they only do a Cinderella makeover or will they do other princesses? My daughter loves Belle and Elsa so just wondering if they do those or if it is only Cinderella? Thanks

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Jan 23, 2018 at 2:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Candace,

You are able to choose from three different hairstyles (Fairytale Princess, Disney Diva and Color Star), nail color and accessories! The type of outfit depends on if you bring your own dress or on what package you choose. Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 17, 2018 at 4:49 p.m. Melissa Says...

What's included in the crown package? Is it worth bbn it to do crown package and bring own dress? I wish they'd do my 2.5 yr old in minnie hair, she'd love it....

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May 17, 2018 at 12:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

The Crown Package includes hairstyling, make-up/face gem, princess sash/cinch sack and nail polish. We definitely think it's worth doing!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 23, 2017 at 5:23 a.m. Kelly Says...

I was considering taking my daughter to the Disney Springs boutique the day before our visit to MK, so she can be dressed up for the whole day in the park. I plan on getting memory maker. I assume we can still get photos on the memory maker at the DS boutique location? Would she still be eligible for the castle couture photo session you mentioned? Is that only available with certain packages, or with any boutique makeover? And is it just walk-in?

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Dec 27, 2017 at 12:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

Sorry for the delay, but your comment ended up in our spam filter. Disney Springs has a PhotoPass Service Studio a short walk away from Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, where your princess can take many photos with enchanting backdrops. These will be included with your Memory Maker at no extra cost, and no reservations are required. However, the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique itself is very popular, so be sure to make reservations as soon as you can, up to 180 days in advance! Have a magical time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 2, 2018 at 4:28 a.m. Elena Obregon Says...

But her question was; is she still eligible to take pictures at the Disney coutour in Magic kingdoms BBB location even if she’s made over at the disney springs location? I too would like to know please and thank you

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Aug 15, 2018 at 4:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elena!

We reached out to Disney on this, and they encourage you to take photos at the studio at which the makeover is received.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 17, 2017 at 3:46 p.m. Angel Says...

We plan on going to DW for my daughters 3rd birthday. She will actually turn 3 while we are there. My question is because one of the days we are at the park she will be 2 and then the next 3. Do I need to buy her a park ticket?

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Jan 3, 2018 at 2:47 a.m. Erin Says...

Angel, if your child is still 2 on your check-in date, you do not need to purchase a ticket for her for ANY part of your stay.

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Jan 10, 2018 at 1:54 p.m. Jana Says...

To clarify, if you are staying in a Disney resort and have a package with hotel and tickets, your child's age at check-in is all that matters for tickets. If you aren't staying in a Disney hotel, you have to buy tickets for a child starting the day they turn 3, no matter what.

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Jan 10, 2018 at 11:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jana,

That is correct. Children are free up until age 3.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 22, 2017 at 8:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angel,

This is a great question! I think you would be ok with not buying her a ticket, but you could reach out to Disney directly for confirmation. Or at least just buying the ticket for the day she is 3.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 15, 2017 at 4:58 p.m. lauren Says...

Hi! are they strict about the age limits? I have a 2 1/2 year old that would just love to do this with her sister.

Thanks!

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Nov 25, 2017 at 6:35 p.m. Wendi Stone Says...

We just left disney. I never told them my daughters age. My mom may have told them 3 but I do not know. They never asked once if she was old enough when we got there. She is 2.5 and acts every bit of it. She loved it!!

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Dec 21, 2017 at 4:35 p.m. Lauren Says...

ok, thanks!! I just hope she can do it. Glad yours loved it!

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Dec 7, 2017 at 10:23 p.m. Mayra Says...

Hi. I was told they will ask us for proof of ticket to verify age. Did they ask you for tickets?

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May 19, 2018 at 1:34 a.m. Franklin5Mama Says...

I was curious too! I made an appointment for my almost 3 yr old... she'll be 10 days shy of turning 3. Curios if they actually scan a ticket that she should have or not... I know scanned tickets will show cast members your pic you take at the gate getting in... so do they scan them at BBB when you check in for your appointment?

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May 21, 2018 at 8:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Disney is very strict on age policies. When it comes to experiences like this, we don't recommend attempting to bend the rules - it's too stressful!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 17, 2017 at 2 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lauren,

Seeing as she is so close to being 3 years old, we'd think she would be fine!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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