We took my grand daughter and let her have the works. We made reservations 180 days in advance and were able to schedule a luncheon reservation about two hours after our appointment at Cinderella's Royal Table. It was amazing to watch her face at 7 as she enjoyed being pampered in this special way. We prepared that morning with a shampoo and shower and a good brush out, better to get the knots out at home than to let a stranger do it. First you pick your costume and are escorted to the dressing rooms( very royal) to change. The costumes are different than the ones in the Disney store and some of the accessories are also not available in quite the same format. The prices are slightly higher and there are no sales. They did seem to be well stocked, though on our next trip we will call a week in advance to make sure they have the size ten in the character she wants. My only regret is that though she has a full thick head of hair , no attempt was made to take advantage of it. They pull it back in a tight bun and it is very well jelled. I am sure this is to make sure that it lasts until you want to take it out. They are very gently made up and all with major courtesy and etc. The finished product was cute and she was thrilled with the whole process and makeup and nail polish of her own to play with later. We got one of my grandsons done up as a knight and they allowed us to purchase an extra sword and shield for my other grandson who was only 2 1/2. The boys are very inexpensive and the process is quicker though they enjoyed all the pomp and circumstance that girls enjoyed. He loved it and he is as rough and tumble as they come. I was recently surprised by him( now age 6) during a discussion of a possible return trip to Disney because he said he would not like to be a pirate over at the pirates of the Caribbean but he would like to go with his little brother and sister to be a knight again and have lunch with the princesses. Kids are funny but I will say that they were greeted by every character they met with "How do you do you highness, etc." When Jasmine came by our table she addressed her as my Jasmini and told her to wave to her in the parade that night. When we got to see her in the parade Charlee is sure that she waved just to her. I don't think she is over it yet! A picture package is included with the full costume package and those pictures are priceless. They are taken across the courtyard in a studio setting. He took one or two of Charlee and then some with all the kids acting like a princess and her knight protectors. The kids still love to see those. Disney picture takers are all over the salon and you can take your own during the process. But it is crowded and very busy. Then don't miss a chance to have lunch or breakfast with Cinderella and her gang. Soooo much fun to watch them become part of the whole make believe atmosphere. Please read the literature and know what you want ahead of time and don't wait to offer your child something they want and then find out you can't afford. If they are not getting to buy their costume in the shop, don't surprise them but dress them ahead of time. We saw some very unhappy little girls who came in prepared to shop and then were crying when they were told they were only getting their hair done. You really want to go in prepared and probably limit them to one princess or the other. Kids that age get a little overwhelmed easily. They should know if you are going to purchase all the accessories or just the costume ahead of time. I guess what I am saying is don't set your darling up for disappointment. Plan ahead!