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 Disneystore.com 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?