Thursday, March 3, 2011

Princess For A Day

It is my pleasure to introduce Theresa. She is a Disney lover, mother of three children, a wife and owner of Shutter Expressions Photography. Not only does she love Disney but she is a high school friend of mine. Theresa will be a contributor on Disney Guru once a month.


Princess For A Day

Most little girls dream of  being a princess.  The dresses, the hair, the castle, and of course the title of “Princess”.  At Walt Disney World, that dream becomes a reality for children ages 3 and up.

Your child’s transformation takes place at the Bippidi Boppidi Boutique inside Cinderella Castle or at the World of Disney store in Downtown Disney.

Once you arrive, your daughter is given her invitation to “The Ball” which comes straight from Cinderella herself.  When it’s her turn, she is addressed as “Princess (enter child’s name)” and  then escorted to her awaiting throne. Princesses get pampered by their own stylist. . .er, Fairy Godmother In-Training who will give them a royal manicure, hairstyle, and makeup all while a Photopass Photographer captures the memories.


Don’t be afraid to take you own photos either, as it is not discouraged.  Tissues are another thing you might want to have on hand as the tears will well up. 

Three packages are offered from $49.95 to $185.95 along with three different hair styles; Fairytale Princess, Pop Princess, and Disney Diva.

Ÿ  Coach Package is the cheapest of the three at only $49.95 plus tax and includes hairstyling and beautiful makeup that is done very tastefully.

Ÿ  Crown Package seems to be the most popular at $54.95 plus tax and includes the same as in the above package with the addition of  a manicure.

Ÿ  Castle Package is the big one at $185.95 and includes everything above plus the Imaging Package (one 6" x 8" and four 4" x 6" photos in a princess-themed photo holder).  Then to top it all off, her choice of costume with accessories. 

Besides all that’s listed above, each “Princess” will get a mini jeweled crown, a jeweled Mickey Mouse barrette, a sash, and a gift bag with two bottles of nail polish (Crown Package) and the makeup that was used for her makeover.  It includes several shades of eye shadow, lipstick, and one blush on a little painter‘s palette.  My daughter still uses hers.

A great way to have the Castle Package experience for less is to buy your own costume and accessories at the Disney Store before you arrive. 

I purchased the Coach Package at Cinderella‘s Castle for my daughter , but I bought her a Disney Official Cinderella gown through for about $30 along with $14 light up jelly “glass” slippers and Cinderella’s headband/crown for $12.  It honestly was one of the best costumes we saw during our trip and she was complimented on it by cast members all day.

If you are worried about the hair not staying in place all day, don’t worry, it’s not going to budge. 

It is a very busy place and the earlier you can book your appointment, the better, as they can not guarantee room for walk-ins.  The waiting room isn’t very big and can at times be standing room only.  Strollers are not permitted inside either, but there is stroller parking right outside. 

Though the interior decoration is a bit plain, it’s the overall experience that’s magical and the Godmothers In-Training are very kind and make you feel welcomed.

This is a great way to start the day, especially for a First Visit.  The memories you and your daughter will have are well worth the price.  After all, isn’t Disney World all about dreams coming true?


  1. We are hoping to try this out with our two princesses on our next trip. Of course, my youngest is all about the princesses, so this will probably make her whole trip!

  2. When my daughter was little this was not around so I never had the chance. We are going to do the pirate league on our next trip. Yay!!

  3. How fun! We'll have to be a pirate instead of a princess with 2 boys in our house!

  4. We just did this for our granddaughter's 3rd birthday and it was wonderful. She was truly transformed into a princess and loved every minute of it. i was so excited watching her that I wished I could of did it!! We then had dinner in the castle with all the princess to top off the magical day!

  5. Judy it sounds so magical. I really wish that I could have done this with my little girl. Glad that everyone has had such great experiences with BBB.

  6. The BBB also offers a Prince Package at a much lower cost than the Princess'.

    We too, took our daughter to the Cinderella's Royal Table for dinne to complete the magic.

    Next month, I'll be talking about The Pirates League and touch a little more on the Pince Package. I also have 2 boys.

    Keep Smiling and thanks for reading,
    Theresa Cook

  7. Theresa I cannot wait to hear about the Pirate League...we are so doing that on our next trip!!

  8. I don't have kids and I haven't been inside so this was a great take on the whole shebang. I love seeing all the kids dressed up as characters inside the parks. I only wish Disney had this when I was a kid!

  9. Julie thanks a bunch!!! I also wish that I could have done this at least with my 13 year old daughter.

  10. Is any of this offered at the disney LAND parks. My daughters and I will be in Cali in March and Im planning our trip this would be wonderful for them. This will not only be their first disney trip but my daughters 7th birthday as well.

    1. This is offered at Disneyland in California.

  11. i tried this and my child said they were mean and grumpy and sprayed hairspray in my daughters eyes so i think it was terrible but still it looked exciting and my daughter was beautiful but still t service