Is your inner-princess jumping up and down right now? Walt Disney World now offers makeover for adults! It’s much like the already popular Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique but for grown-ups! There are several different packages offered and you can choose from one of four locations to be transformed into your favorite princess, villain, or super hero!

What a fun experience for moms to enjoy on their next trip to Disney World--character couture makeover

The results of our Character Couture Makeover! Photo Credit: Britni Vigil

Disney Makeover for Adults: Character Couture Experience at Disney World

We have a new magical experience to add to your list of things you must try when you visit Walt Disney World. Recently, during our yearly TravelingMom retreat, some of us were invited to experience the Character Couture makeover now offered at 4 different locations within Disney World. It gets even better; if you’re staying at a hotel/lodge on site, they will come to your room to complete the makeover (additional fees apply)!

I broke out into a happy dance when I learned I was going to get my very own princess makeover. It’s not just for adults though, you can bring along your kids (4-12) so that you can enjoy this experience together. Of course, as the Bonding TravelingMom, I’m planning to book an appointment for me and my three girls during our next trip to Disney.

There are several package options and a few things you need to know before arriving at the salon. Don’t worry, we have a complete guide to help you prepare for your glamorous makeover!

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It’s so much fun getting to a princess for a day. This is an experience I hope to enjoy with 3 girls on our next trip to Disney. Photo Credit: Britni Vigil

How Do I Book A Character Couture Makeover?

To schedule your appointment call (407) 939-7727. Don’t forget that there are 4 different locations where you can book. If you’re traveling to Disney World during the summer months, I would recommend choosing a location that will be located near the park you’re visiting that day. You’ll want to avoid an “Olaf moment” and having your new look melt off during the heat of summer!

Here are the locations currently offering the Character Couture Makeover:

  • Ship Shape Salon at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
  • Ivy Trellis Salon at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
  • La Vida Salon at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Salon by the Springs at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Keep in mind that at this time, your appointment will not show up in your My Disney Experience app.

Enjoy a day at the salon with friends when you go for your character couture makeover

You’ll enjoy the full salon experience when you go for your character couture makeover. Photo credit: Britni Vigil

What Inspired Look Can I Request?

Now for the fun part! There are so many character styles to choose from. Do you want to be a princess or villain? Perhaps you’re more interested in the “galactic” or “hero/heroine” styles? You can always check out the hashtag #CharacterCouture on Instagram to find some inspiration.  My 5-year-old picked the character that I would be – Rapunzel. She chose this princess because of my long hair. What do you think of the braid?

Check out this incredible braid! This was all part of my Rapunzel inspired makeover. Photo Credit: Breeze Leonard / Bonding TravelingMom

It’s important to remember that the stylist will help create a custom just look for you! They take into consideration your hair length and skin tone and find creative ways to give you your desired look. The stylist who worked on me said they love Pinterest! If you’ve found a hairstyle or makeup look that you like, be sure to show it to them. Also, keep in mind that they will be as subtle or bold as you want them to be. If you’re looking for a softer princess look be sure to tell them that ahead of time. Remember this is a “couture” experience. The stylist will work hard to understand your wants and needs.

We love the bouncy curls that accompany this Belle Makeover.

Cascading braids or bouncy curls, you can have whatever you desire when getting a Character Makeover at Disney World. Photo Credit: Sherry Boswell / TravelingMom with Teens

Rumor has it that NO ONE has tried a Jafar or Genie inspired look! Can you guess the most popular character that people request? If you guessed Elsa then you were right! My stylist also told me the new Cinderella is becoming a popular request. On my next visit, I think I’d like to try Vonellop Von Sweets.

Our TravelingMoms represented a variety of different characters. Check out these incredible makeover results!

TravelingMoms Makeover Results

You can be a princess or a villain when getting a character couture makeover at Walt DIsney World

Check out our Military TravelingMom’s Gaston inspired makeover! Photo Credit: Renee Virata / Military TravelingMom

You can even request a Snow White princess inspirited look when getting your very own Character Couture makeover

Our very own Snow White! Photo Credit: Kristi Mehes / Multidemential TravelingMom

Have you always wanted to be a princess at Disney World? Now you can with the Character Couture Makeovers

We love the elegant curls on this princess. Hair is included in Disney Character Couture packages. Photo Credit: Karyn Locke / Road Trip TravelingMom

You can be a princess, villain, superhero or any character you can dream over when you get a character couture makeover.

Check out the Ursula villain makeover that our Road Warrior TravelingMom received. She had the longest eye lashes I’ve ever seen. Photo Credit: Nasreen Stump / Road Warrior TravelingMom

You can be your favorite princess when you get a character inspired makeover at Disney World.

We love the Moana inspired look that our TravelingMom of Many received at her Character Couture Makeover. Photo Credit: Maria Smith / TravelingMom of Many

What Do I Need to Bring to my Character Couture Appointment?

To prepare for your appointment you will need to have your outfit with you. We changed into the clothes we had brought before our makeover started. Each salon has a comfortable place for you to get ready (remember you’re at a salon). Here are some additional things you’ll want to know:

  • You need to have clean hair when arriving at your appointment.
  • One of the packages includes having your nails done too (Jamberry decals). If this is the package you’ve chosen, you will want to come with clean fingernails.
  • Keep in mind that face makeup is not included. They concentrate on eyes and lips. Feel free to apply your foundation ahead of time or get there a few minutes early to do so. It’s not a bad idea to bring along blush and bronzer too.
  • Bring along any additional items that you may want to help complete your look. For instance, the Salon had colored hair extensions and a tiara but they were out of flowers. I wish I had brought some of my own along for my Rapunzel hair.
Your stylist will work with you to create a look that best fits your desired character.

We love how creative the stylists are at the Salons where you can get the character inspired makeovers at Walt Disney World. Photo Credit: Karyn Locke / Road Trip TravelingMom

The Character Couture makeovers are fun to do with a group of your friends.

“You’ve got a friend in me” Our very own Woody and Buzz! Photo Credit: Britni Vigil

How Much Does are the Disney Character Couture Packages?

Here is a list of the Character Couture Packages:

Storybook Style child $50.00/adult $80.00 – this includes Classic Character Inspired Hairstyle. Perhaps your princess look needs cascading curls and beautiful braids, or a glittery up-do (optional tiara included). Your stylist will create a look that represents the character you’ve chosen.

Magical Makeover child $75.00/adult $105.00 – this includes Classic Character Inspired Hairstyle and Makeup. This is an upgrade from the Storybook style, this package will include makeup (eyes and lips only) to match your inspired look (false lashes are included).

Timeless Transformation child $90.00/adult $120.00 – this includes Classic Character Inspired Hairstyle, Makeup, and Nails. The only added benefit to this package is the Jamberry nail decal of your choice.

Honestly, as my girls get older, I would book this experience over character dining. My oldest daughter who is 9, is a little too old for the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. It’s very exciting to have this as an option for a mother/daughter day at Disney! If your child has any type of sensory issues or is really shy like my youngest is, the spa atmosphere is very relaxing and might be ideal for them.

Don’t forget to ask for a 10% discount if you’re a Florida Resident! Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation and Disney Cardholders also get a discount of 15% off!

Bring your own outfit when you visit the Salon to get your Character Couture makeover. Photo Credit: Britni Vigil

Would We Book a Character Couture Appointment Again?

I asked the TravelingMoms who received a makeover to answer this question, “Would you book a character couture appointment again?” Here are their answers:

Patty Holliday, Candid TravelingMom:

“I absolutely would book again, especially when traveling on a girlfriend getaway. I loved the professionalism and creativity of the stylists and felt the experience was a lot of fun. This would be great before an event like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party or Dapper Day.”

Karyn Locke, Road Trip TravelingMom:

“I would totally book again, especially for a hard ticket event like a Halloween or Christmas party. I also think it’s an affordable way to channel your fave Disney character and still look adult appropriate.”

Tania Lamb, Latina TravelingMom:

“Yes, absolutely! It felt great to be pampered and channel the Disney magic to transform into one of my favorite Disney characters. I would book this for a special occasion like a birthday or as part of a mommy and me date!”

Renee Virata, Military TravelingMom:

“I would definitely book again. It’s great for MNSSH, mother/daughter weekend, date night or a girlfriends getaway. The stylists are incredibly talented and have such fun creating unique looks. I went in expecting them to tell me “sorry, we can’t do that” and instead my stylist was thrilled to do something new and crazy.”

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