Last week, when our entire family was invited to experience the preschool side of Walt Disney World for #DisneyKids, my eyes were opened to so many new experiences. It was Red’s first time at Disney, and while I’ve been to the parks many times in my life (I count myself lucky!), I hadn’t yet seen anything from my son’s point of view, nor did I know about all the specialized activities for little kids. While I don’t have a little girl (*yet*), and I’m a little above the age limit for the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, I was so happy to hear my group of #DisneyKids were going to experience the salon in Downtown Disney, I was really excited. But wait… is there anything for boys there?? Sure, you can dress up like a princess, get your makeup, hair and nails done, but would Red want any of that? Would someone make fun of him if he did want it? (For the record, if he wanted it, I would let him try it, no questions asked). After a little research, I discovered that yes, they do have special experiences for boys, too!
A while ago, the Boutique offered a Pirates package, but that has moved to the Pirates League in the Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland. (Boys and Girls can visit to become pirates, empresses or mermaids) Since then, the boy’s experience at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique has changed to a Knight Package (as well as an upgraded Deluxe Knight with costume) for around $20! Little gents are treated to the same pomp and circumstance as a female client (though the visit is MUCH shorter), and our Godmother-In-Training, Jessica, made sure to make Red feel extremely special. Make sure to check out the video at the bottom of the post to see more fabulousness from Jessica!
Red was given a choice of slicked down hair or dragon spikes with nice smelling hair gel, magical multi-colored hair confetti, and a special heavy-dusting of godmother magical pixie dust along with the wishes that go with it! Red was so enamored with his “magic hair” and wanted me to take pictures of the top to show him. Even though we’ve been home for several days, he keeps asking me for more “magic hair!” Anyone know where to get hair confetti so I can *try* to recreate the experience?
To top off our visit, Red was given a huge foam knight shield and sword, which look strikingly like Prince Phillip’s from Sleeping Beauty! The LEGO store at Downtown Disney is right next to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, so we made sure to pose with Maleficent the Dragon before heading to the Cinderella Movie Premiere with our new hairdo. My little dragon-slayer looks right at home!
My thoughts on taking your little boys to the Boutique? Do it! While I wish there were more options for boys, like an optional cape purchase, dress up items or a sash like the girls have, my son was overwhelmed by the excitement and pomp that Godmother-In-Training Jessica bestowed on him. It stuck with him the entire trip, and even after we were home. Experiences like this shouldn’t be reserved for just girls, and I’m happy that boys have an option to be treated so well. Take your whole brood to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (but be sure to make an appointment!!) and have fun; we loved it!
**Be sure to check out the 6 Things my Preschooler Learned from his First Trip to Walt Disney World!**