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Review: The Royal Treatment at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

by Vern Woodruff on September 11, 2018 116 Orlando

Leap's Note: Today's post comes from Undercover Tourist customer and super Disney World fan Vern Woodruff. Vern has written about the Disney World character tips, princess dressing 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 both 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 located in Cinderella Castle or Disney Springs.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Details

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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. There are five different packages to choose from.

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.

The Castle package (starting at $199.95 + tax) adds a princess costume of your girl’s choice 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 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 can be added to any of the packages for $32.95 + tax. If you opted for Disney’s Memory Maker, pictures taken during your girl’s transformation can be added to your account. Also with Memory Maker, you can take your daughter 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 in Disney Springs. All of the styling choices and prices are the same, and it has a number of advantages.

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  1. 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.
  2. It is in a newer location, 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 that are not having a makeover.
  3. 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. Secondly, 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.
  4. 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 at Disney World (a 9 out of 10 on the Undercover Tourist Crowd Calendar). 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.
  5. 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!

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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, obtaining 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 as you are eligible when the phone lines open 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 hotel can make reservations up to 180 days in advance, while those staying at a Disney resort 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 farthest 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 MDE 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.

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The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Experience

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 age 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's Castle. She also mentions it when she sees Cinderella’s Castle during the opening of Disney movies.

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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's Castle until early afternoon.

2. Save on princess dresses.

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 11-12 and 13 size dresses 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.

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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.

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5. Consider splitting up.

There 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.

 

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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 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!

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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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Oct 28, 2017 at 8:45 p.m. Lisa Says...

Hi, we are visiting the park in late February and could only get appointments for my 2 daughters at 5:50 pm. Would you say it's worth it since it's so late in the day. Thx

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Oct 29, 2017 at 8:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

If it's important to your daughters, then it's worth visiting at that time.

Keep hopping!

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Oct 13, 2017 at 8:29 p.m. Tawni Says...

I booked my daughter in for the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique experience at the Disney Springs location. How do we get from the Magic Kingdom to Disney Springs? Is there transportation provided and where would we find it?

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Oct 14, 2017 at 9:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tawni,

There is a direct bus from the Magic Kingdom to Disney Springs after 4 p.m. Before that, you'll need to get to a Disney hotel, then take a bus to Disney Springs. The Boutique is located in the Marketplace section of Disney Springs.

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Aug 15, 2018 at 3:33 p.m. Jennifer Says...

Hi, we have morning appointments for BBB...our hotel provides transportation to BBB located in Disney Springs...my question is how do we get to Magic Kingdom after our appointment?

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Aug 15, 2018 at 4:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer!

You can take a bus to Magic Kingdom.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 6, 2017 at 5:30 a.m. Brian Says...

How strict are they on age? My daughter turns 3 just 5 days after we leave Disney.

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Oct 6, 2017 at 8:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brian,

That's a good question, and one we're not sure about. You may consider calling the Boutique at (407) 939-7895 to see what they say. Perhaps someone else had this dilemma and will share their experience.

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Sep 12, 2017 at 7:23 p.m. June Popov Says...

If we do bring our own attire, will she still get the picture with the princess?

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Sep 12, 2017 at 3:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi June,

Any child may wear their own dress for pictures with the princesses. It's not something exclusively tied to BBB.

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Sep 2, 2017 at 6:44 p.m. Karen Says...

If you bring your own dress and book the most basic package, does it still include the little tiara or hair clip? Or do you bring your own tiara?

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Sep 5, 2017 at 10:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

The tiara is part of the Castle Package. If you're doing the basic package, you'd need to bring your own.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 11, 2017 at 7:50 p.m. Holly Moluluo Says...

Hi,

I have a reservation for my 2 girls and wondered if we were to take our own dresses (which is the current plan), is the experience as good? Are they expected to arrive wearing the dress or are they able to change once they get there?

Thanks.xx

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Jul 12, 2017 at 10:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Holly,

You can definitely bring your own dress and it'll make the experience just as good, in our opinion. There are several different packages available to choose from, some which include a gown. It'll definitely be cheaper if you bring your own! They can also change once they get there.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 3, 2017 at 12:36 a.m. michelle thompson Says...

hi, could anyone tell me if I can buy a bbb t shirt separate from the boutique? I want to get the castle package and it does not come with the t shirt.

thanks

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Jul 2, 2017 at 2:46 a.m. Silvina Says...

How long does it take the whole experience?

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Jul 2, 2017 at 8:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Silvina,

That depends on the package you purchased as well as how busy the boutique is. We recommend blocking at least two hours for the experience.

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May 20, 2017 at 6:46 a.m. Natasha Says...

If we bought my daughters own dress which package would you recommend for the best value and would we always get photos with a princess if we went

Thank you

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May 22, 2017 at 8:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Natasha,

The Crown Package offers some princess primping at an affordable price. To have your daughter's photo taken with a princess, you would need to find that princess after your time at BBB.

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May 13, 2017 at 6:02 a.m. Whitney Says...

Hello! Do you know if you need to present a park ticket for your child when you arrive at the boutique for your appointment? Thanks!

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May 13, 2017 at 7:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Whitney,

If you are visiting the BBB inside the Magic Kingdom, then you will need to purchase park admission.

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May 4, 2017 at 1:19 p.m. Kevin Kirkwood Says...

Hi, i want to book the princess makeover for my grand-daughter while we are there in October. I have to wait till the end of May before funding is in place to book the park tickets. Can i book the makeover before i order the tickets?

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May 4, 2017 at 8:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kevin,

Yes, you can book the makeover before you purchase the tickets.

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May 4, 2017 at 8:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kevin,

Yes, you can book the makeover before you purchase the tickets.

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Apr 18, 2017 at 1:58 a.m. Sue Says...

We were only able to get a reservation in the afternoon. Are we able to take my daughter's dress to the BBB for them to store for us until our appointment??

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Apr 18, 2017 at 3:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sue,

Hmm. That's not something we've every experienced. You may want to call the BBB reservation line to see if they can store a dress. Perhaps one of our readers has done this and can chime in!

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Apr 20, 2017 at 4:49 p.m. Vern Woodruff Says...

Hi Sue,

I'm not sure if there would be a place to store your daughter's dress at the BBB because the area is not very large. Some options would be:

1. If the dress is comfortable enough, she could wear it all day. My daughter wore her Cinderella dress to the park that morning, which was several hours before her appointment.

2. At the Magic Kingdom, there are lockers available for rent just before passing under the train station, on the right hand side. You rent the locker for the day, so you can easily store and retrieve items from it. We did this to store extra dresses when my daughter would change from one outfit to another. We also stored snacks in it.

3. On days when we did not rent a locker, we would carefully fold her dress and carry it in a backpack. I also had extra shoes, since her clear shoes were not overly comfortable, and a few other accessories. It is not too bad carrying a backpack and it saved on the locker expense and having to go to the front of the park when she was ready to change. Hopefully one of these options will work for you.

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Apr 17, 2017 at 9:56 p.m. Brittany Says...

Hi,

Do you know if the Fantasy Faire is available with all packages or just Castle Package?

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Apr 17, 2017 at 5:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brittany,

According to the official website, the Fantasy Faire photo session is only available with the Castle Package.

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Mar 5, 2017 at 8:20 p.m. Nicole Says...

Do they carry dresses bigger than a 9/10? I know online they're limited via the princess but want to make sure they have them.

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Mar 6, 2017 at 7:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique only stocks dresses up to size 9/10.

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Feb 8, 2017 at 11:01 p.m. Cheryl Says...

Hi,

We just got surprised with a trip to Disney World for the week of March 4th-11th. My daughter is two and I would love to set this up for her....however, I am not sure if they are super strict with the age group of 3-12? Thank you in advance.

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Feb 9, 2017 at 8:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cheryl,

We suggest calling the Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique reservation line to inquire about the age policy. They are at (407) 939-7895.

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Dec 28, 2016 at 6 p.m. Vern Woodruff Says...

Hi Luz,

Sorry I did not see your question earlier. Unfortunately for your girls, the age range for the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is 3 - 12. Also, the official Disney dresses are hard to find for older girls as most of the styles stop at a size 10. The last two years, some of the dresses have been offered on-line through the Disney Store in sizes 11-12 and 13.

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Dec 11, 2016 at 5:57 p.m. Luz santos Says...

Hi! I would love for my two girls to get the princess treat but they are turning 15 and 16 years old in two weeks would it be possible for them to get this treat and have dress sizes for them? They are very skinny but 5'3 and 5'4 ..

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Jul 24, 2016 at 5:16 p.m. Cindy Genest Says...

Do you have any idea the dress sizes that BBB carry. My granddaughter is a tall and slightly plump girl and would probably need a size larger that 14-16 (I have a Disney Elsa dress 14-16 which is a tad snug. Thanks.

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Oct 3, 2016 at 9:45 p.m. Amena1980 Says...

I would bring a dress for her. The dresses at the park run shorter usually and if 14-16 is snug I would hate for the dress to be too tight. I don't believe they have larger sizes. The other option is for her to wear a really cute princess t shirt etc and they will give her a sash. Depending on what she wants to do :)

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Jul 21, 2016 at 7:59 p.m. Brittney Says...

I plan to have my daughter do this but at land instead of world, online it says we can only book 60 days in advance do you know if it's is a new change or just how different Disneyland runs?

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Aug 2, 2016 at 2 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brittney,

Disneyland is different from Disney World, and typically there is less advance planning needed.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 8, 2016 at 2:53 p.m. Jamie Says...

Hi, I was hoping to book for two of my girls to have the royal treatment. We are coming from the U.K and I was wondering when you phone to make a reservation, do you have to make a payment? As minds may be changed as to what package we would like. Thank you.

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Apr 14, 2016 at 2:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jamie,

You just need a credit card to guarantee your reservation. You'll pay when you get there.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 5, 2016 at 8:50 p.m. Lynda Says...

Do you need the number on your park tickets when you ring up to make a reservation I won't get mine till 3/4 weeks before travelling end of October and wanted to book Cinderella's Royal table too think I will miss out if I have wait till to book.x

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Apr 6, 2016 at 10:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lynda,

No, you do not need to have your tickets when you make dining reservations, but you would, of course, need valid tickets to get into the park for the dining reservation.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 22, 2016 at 10:39 a.m. Ellen Says...

Is there a version of this for adults somewhere in Disneyworld? I saw an episode of Big Bang Theory where the girls got the full princess treatment, and it looked like fun!

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Feb 24, 2016 at 6:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ellen,

Unfortunately, no, but that would be awesome!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 1, 2015 at 2:58 p.m. desirae zuniga Says...

My son was disappointed that there was not a Knights outfit to make him into a knight. You see he is blind and he loves to dress up..Oliver is a cancer patient blinded by a brain tumor in 2010...he loved the shield and sword however and i appre iate the stretchy material of the Cinderella dresses because my daughter is a little bigger than some of the dresses would fit. Overall it was ok but may i suggest some costumes? Maybe a vest type dress up for boys? Since the visit wasnt for his visual pleasure but rather for his other senses i think about asking Disney to make something for boys to wear..

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Oct 2, 2014 at 1:20 a.m. Roberta Fry Says...

What is the age for BBB?

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May 28, 2017 at 2:24 p.m. wetp Says...

3-12 years

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Jun 4, 2014 at 9:28 p.m. Vern Woodruff Says...

UPDATE TO THIS POST

Since I wrote this original post, there has been one change of significance. The old reservation policy was that appointments could be made starting 180 days from the desired appointment date. Now, the reservation policy has been modified to match the advance dining reservation policy which allows Disney Resort guests to make reservations 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 June 4 the farthest date out that a non-resort guest could start making a reservation is December 1 (180 days from June 4). However, a resort guest arriving on November 29 could have started making a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique reservation for December 1 starting on June 2 (this is 180 days from their arrival and 182 days from the desired appointment date). The effect of this change is that it will be more difficult for non-resort guests to make a reservation. For resort guests, it means that 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 (when you can reserve only 180 days in advance). As an example of this impact, I called at 7:30 am to make a reservation for December 4 on June 4, which is 183 days in advance. The earliest available opening was 11:20 am. The boutique opens at 8 am, so more than the first three hours of the day were already filled this far in advance, at a time when the overall crowd level at Disney World is relatively low.

For anyone wanting to schedule an appointment, it is extremely important to call and try making your appointment as soon as you are eligible. The reservation phone lines are open 7 am - 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 and to make sure that the reservation policy is still the same. I thought the policy was still 180 days in advance for all guests because I had not seen anything that stated otherwise. I was calling to confirm the date that would be 180 days from the desired appointment date and was surprised to find out that I could go ahead and make an appointment as a resort guest.

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Jun 5, 2014 at 10:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Thanks for the update, Vern!

Mommy Frog

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