Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Tips You Will Want to Know

A list of tips that will help you save time and money while at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Walt Disney World.

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If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World and have a little princess that is 3-12 years old you may be thinking about making them an appointment at Walt Disney World’s Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.

At the House of Fauci’s, we have a house full of little girls that love to get beautified and look and feel like a princess. So each time we visit Walt Disney World we make sure to make an appointment.

If you have ever visited Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique you know that it can get very expensive. As a frugal and at times a cheap mom, I like to be one step ahead of the rest and find ways to get the best bang for my bucks.

If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World with a little princess, I compiled a few Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Tips You Will Want to Know. I really hope this is helpful because the first time that we visited this amazing hair salon for princesses, we were clueless.

After visiting Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Walt Disney World over the years I have learned different ways to save money, in addition to a few other helpful tips.

  • There are 2 Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique locations. One is inside the Magic Kingdom at the castle. The other is at Disney Springs. I always choose the location at the Magic Kingdom so that my girls can feel the full experience but also because it is convenient since we are already at the park. The great thing about the Disney Springs location is that you don’t have to be a park ticket holder to make a reservation.
  • To get your money’s worth, schedule your Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique appointment as early as you can in the day. I always schedule my girls to have their princess experience during the first hour.
  • Arrive at your appointment with unpolished nails, brushed hair and a clean face. They paint your princesses nails and apply eyeshadow to their eyes.
  • There are 3 different Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique princess packages. They go from expensive to really expensive. We always choose the least expensive package that includes a princess hairstyle, backpack filled with beauty products, a sash, and painted nails. This is the perfect package for my girls, however, one of my kids always begs for a princess dress. One of the more expensive packages (I believe the $200 package) includes a dress. Since there is no way that I am willing to pay this much, I let my daughter buy a dress before we go to the park. You can usually find a discounted princess dress at the Disney store after Halloween or you can find them on Amazon, like this one.
  • You don’t have to wear a princess dress to look like a princess. My youngest child chooses not to wear a princess dress. There are cute and comfortable outfits that can be worn that will look perfect with a princess hairstyle such as this or this pretty outfit.

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A few other important and helpful tips include:

  • While your princess is getting their hair fixed, photographers from the PhotoPass group will walk around and take random pictures of your little one.
  • After your child’s hair is complete and fingers are polished, their experience is not over yet. Afterward, you can take your princess to the shop around the corner (I don’t remember the name, but the ladies at the front desk will be glad to tell you) and they will have their own personal photo session. If you purchased the PhotoPass Plus then you will get copies of these amazing photos as part of your photo package.
  • In order to get the best photos during the photo session, take the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique sash off of your child. I did not think to do this until it was too late.
  • If you make your reservations at the Magic Kingdom, most likely your little princess will not wear princess shoes with their princess dress, because of the amount of walking that will be done at the park. If you have space, I recommend that you carry her princess shoes so that she can wear them during the photo session. My girls wore regular shoes and it took away from the cuteness of the photos. I know that I can crop their feet out of the pictures but the right shoes would look so much cuter.
  • Before the photo session, remove the princesses Magic Band. This is also something that I did not think to do.
  • If your child got a braid with beads at one of the parks, don’t worry, they won’t have to remove the braid to do their hair and it will actually add a cute flair to it.

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I love the service and the attention that the employees provide my little princesses at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. They make their entire experience magical. In addition, they talk to the princesses and make them comfortable and their entire experience magical. Can you add to this list of tips you will want to know before going to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique?

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A list of money saving tips that will help you save time and money while at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Walt Disney World.


  1. Kathy McCulley says

    I appreciate all the knowledge here! I have a question regarding purchasing dresses before the big day. Our appointment is not until late afternoon – the ONLY one we could get. What do we do with their dresses all day? Will they keep them for us until their appointment?? I cannot imagine having to carry them around with us all day.

    This is starting to get really stressful! I have 3 granddaughter to surprise! I have their dresses, but don’t know what to do with them! HELP!

    • says

      Don’t stress out. Disney is all about the magic and from my experience Disney bends over backward to make your life easy! 1) Ask BBB if they will hold them when you get there. 2) if they cannot hold them, I believe there are lockers for rent at the front of the park. I am sure if you fold the dresses nicely, they will be okay.

  2. Mari Harpham says

    They now do adult makeovers. They looked really sweet. I an not sure if it is done at the BBB or some place else in the park,

  3. Where can I find the different packages price and descriptions?

    • says

      If you Google Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Walt Disney World it should bring it up. I hope it does for you.

  4. Reason we’ve never gone to Bibbity Bobbity Boutique is because of their hairstyles. They only do updos (or at least that’s all that’s on their page). My child has short hair, so not sure what they’d do with her hair, if much of anything. Rather costly if not much is done. I’ve yet to find any review by anyone with photos of girls with short hair and no updo. Disappointing.

    • says

      I know ..once upon a time… they had hair pieces.. my daughter chose one.. I …personally did not like it.

  5. Also, anyone can stop in and ask for fairy dust on their hair. It is free and very magical. I did this after my granddaughter got remake over!

  6. Tanya Downs says

    Can you bring princess jewelry with a hair piece and have them put that in her hair?

  7. I just read on a Disney Insiders site that they have switched from using the hair products that they used to use to all natural products. People were reporting that the all natural stuff was not holding their girls’ hair up as good as the old stuff. You might want to bring a travel size of your own hair spray to spray them afterward, or it might fall down/out as you enjoy the parks.

  8. I’m not crazy about the hairstyles per the menu but my girls love your daughters ponytail with colored hair. How would I ask for that style?

  9. Is there an extensive dress up option for boys too? I want to let my daughter do the princess thing, but don’t want my son to feel left out.

  10. Are they allowed to wear their own Princess dress there? Or did you change into it for the photos?

    • says

      YES! If they have a princess dress, have them wear it to BBB. We didn’t have one, so we bought one at an overpriced Disney store next to BBB and the girls changed into them.

  11. I just took my daughter. I suggest bringing hairspray with you. Her princess bun was completely gone within 3hrs after I changed her into park clothes and she ran around. They don’t sell hairspray any where and I was so upset the hair was gone before she met her princesses.

    • says

      Oh no, that stinks! They normally overload my girl’s hair with spray but depending on the weather, that isn’t a bad idea.

  12. Stephanie says

    The Pirate League is a nice alternative if BBB is booked or not in your daughter’s style. They do pirate and mermaid makeovers.

  13. Also if you go to any of the Disney Character Warehouse outlets in the Orlando area you can buy the mini crown for $5.95. They charge $11.99 for them.

  14. Can this be done for Mom’s also

    • says

      You are not the first person to ask! Ha ha.. The answer is…. no… I also think it’s for kids 12 and under. They should open a 2nd BBB for teens. I bet that would be crazy packed.

  15. Bring ibuprofen!!!!!! Their hair gets done so tight it causes an awful headache!

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