Once upon a time you could only find the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique on land in Walt Disney World and Disneyland. However with recent enhancements to some of the Disney fleet, your princesses and pirates can get makeovers on all Disney Cruise Line ships. Our Latina Traveling Mom recently set sail on the Disney Dream where two of her daughters were magically transformed into princesses on the high seas.
Land and Sea: Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
The next time you’re on Disney Cruise Line and you have princesses, the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is a little girl’s dream come true. That’s only if your little girl loves pink, glitter, sparkles, make-up, and nail polish. Two of my daughters fit the bill and begged to have a princess makeover. Since that’s what they chose as their only souvenir, I obliged. Read on for tips for getting the most out of your Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique experience.
Make An Appointment
Book an appointment in advance online through your Disney Cruise Line account. We made a last-minute reservation less than 30 days in advance for our cruise, so the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique was not high on my priority list at the time. Luckily when we got on the ship and we figured out our schedule, I called from our room, and they were able to fit us in. You can also walk in and see if there’s availability, but it was very convenient just to call.
We actually made the reservation the second to last day on our cruise. The other days the girls wanted to swim, so Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique hairstyles and the pool don’t mix.
I would guess one of the most popular days would be on Pirate Night (if your cruise has a Pirate Night). That night you can choose a Pirate’s League makeover for boys and girls instead of the traditional packages.
Choose Your Package
There are choices galore! The most common packages are the Crown Package and the Castle Package.
The Crown Package is $64.95 and includes a choice of hairstyle, nails painted, make-up application, face gem, and sash. My girls also received their make-up and nail polish in a small backpack-type bag.
The Castle Package is $199.95 and includes everything in the Crown Package, plus a princess dress, shoes, tiara, and accessories. The works!
There is also a Disney Frozen Package ($164.95) and an Under the Sea Package ($99.95).
For the boys, consider a Royal Knight Package ($19.95) and a Captain’s Package ($119.95).
And if your princess wants to live and breathe the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique during your Disney Cruise, you can opt for the Royal Sea Package for $595.00. It includes 3 makeover experiences plus glass slippers, and hopefully a trunkful of Disney stock. Just kidding about the Disney stock. Pero híjole, that’s a lot of money. My daughters would be in heaven, but again, that’s a lot of money.
The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Experience
On the Disney Dream, go to Deck 5 Midship and you’ll find the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. It’s a whole lot of pink and a whole lot of pixie dust! Of course, my hijas loved it! Check in at the front and choose your hairstyle. Fairytale Princess which is the traditional bun and tiara or Disney Diva, which includes sparkling Mickey pins and a coordinating hair piece.
Your Fairy Godmother-in-Training escorts your princess to her chair and begins the chosen hairstyle. Both of my girls chose the Fairytale Princess. Both of my daughters have long, thick hair. If your child is sensitive to hair brushing, then this may not be the hairstyle for your child. My 9-year-old daughter was fine. However, my 6-year-old started to tear up. It’s a lot of pulling to get your hair into that bun and smooth. The Fairy Godmother-in-Training was very nice and asked if she wanted a different hairstyle. My daughter declined and wanted that tiara! After that hiccup, she was fine.
My daughters’ favorite parts: getting their nails painted and having their makeup done. They get their choice of eye shadow and lip gloss. The unused makeup goes home as a gift!
Next is the pixie dust! My girls love their glitter, so they asked for double pixie dust. They use a shield to cover the girls’ faces and then sprinkle glitter all over their heads. It’s pretty much a sueño hecho realidad (dream come true)!
Last is the big reveal! They don’t let the girls see their look until the very end when they turn the chair and ta-da!!
Is Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Worth the Price?
We always choose the Crown Package (on land or sea) and bring our own Princess dress or whatever outfit the girls want to wear. It’s definitely a fun experience, and my girly girls adore it! The ones who aren’t so into hair and makeup can do without and would rather have souvenirs. The whole experience takes about 45 minutes, and an adult must stay during the appointment. I do wish there were more hairstyles available. My daughters’ hair is really heavy, so the bun fell the first night for both of them. Luckily you can stop by the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique for touch-ups for free.
It’s also fun for pictures with Disney characters on the ship. If it’s in your budget, I would definitely recommend the experience!