When we decided on a Disney vacation for our family, my first phone call after booking the plane tickets was to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique! Our 4.5-year-old daughter's make-over was at the Downtown Disney location. It was on a Saturday evening, so the boutique was quite crowded, but we only had to wait about 15 mins past our reservation time. And they give you a pager so you can shop while you wait. :)
Our FGIT was Becky and she was great! We were at the station closest to the "employee's only" room ... so the traffic back and forth in front of our cameras was a little annoying, but everyone was more than apologetic and gracious. While you could certainly tell that the stories and questions being asked to the princess-to-be were quite scripted, my daughter certainly didn't realize it and enjoyed every single second.
We followed the advice of other reviewers and purchased her princess dress beforehand and took it with us. (Tip: check eBay for great bargains!) There is quite a lot of gel and hairspray used, but it made her able to keep her princess-do for two days and even then she didn't want to take it down! Everywhere we went for those two days she was addressed as "Princess," and she ate it right up! The entire make-over lasted maybe an hour from start to finish. Make sure you go to Guest Relations next door to have the studio photos taken -- this is definitely a moment you want to capture.
We purchased the package that included hair, makeup and nails ($59.95 I believe), which is $10 more than the basic package to include the nail polish. The polish is very light-colored (no complaints there for a little girl), but it did not last much more than a day. Might have been the water-based stuff??? Not sure it was worth the extra $. Would probably paint them myself next time.
While this isn't an inexpensive event (what is at Disney???), the memories we have of our daughter and the memory she has herself will last forever. Truly a magical moment in all of our lives!
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