Through the years, we have discovered some really amazing Magical Experiences. The littles have visited a few different shops throughout Disney World where they received the Magical Treatment and it directly enhanced their vacation. The castmembers at these locations are incredible at their jobs. They make the kids feel like all eyes are on them and they tell amazing stories! I highly recommend any and all of these Magical Extras! Please know that reservations are necessary to be a part of these experiences.
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is a magical shop that transforms children into Disney Princesses and Knights! Kids can visit one of 2 (soon to be 3) shops on Disney World Property. There is one in Disney Springs and there is one in Cinderella Castle. A new location is coming soon to the Grand Floridian.
Princes and princesses can choose from several different packages. Princess Packages start as small as Hair, nails, makeup, and a sash. The larger packages include all this plus a full princess costume with accessories, and there are several options in between. The knight packages start with hair, sword/shield, and confetti and the larger packages include a full costume.
Children will receive the full royal treatment. Everyone in the shop will have eyes on them as they are formally introduced and their Fairy Godmother who performs the transformation will tell many stories that will keep your whole party engaged and laughing. Photo shoots are available after the makeover in the studio across the way at Castle Couture or if you are at the Disney Springs location, photo shoot will be at the photo pass studio. Tip**I like to schedule a character meal with Princesses for dinner the same day that they go to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. I love the photos of them dressed up with other princesses.
The Pirates League
The Pirates League was a great and immersive little experience. They have truly thought of it all! Here, guests can be transformed into a Pirate, a Mermaid, or an Emperess. This is located right at the entrance to Pirates of the Caribbean. The most basic packages begin with a sword & sheath, sash, basic makeup (scar for pirate), and a pirate coin necklace. The large pirate and empress packages include sword & sheath, sash, full facial makeup options, pirate coin necklace, bandana, eye patch, earrings, special pirate pouch, & more. The larger mermaid package includes full makeup, nails, mermaid & and magical hair clip, sash, & jewelry. There are several magical surprises along this journey. My son LOVED it and my daughter has decided to forgo Bibbidi Bobbidi next year to become a mermaid.
Harmony Barber Shop
The Harmony Barber Shop is a great little spot right on Main Street in Magic Kingdom that SO many overlook. This classic barber shop is a great place to get a trim for adults or children.
All children and adult cuts are eligible to receive pixie dust or colored hair gel. My favorite that they offer is the First Haircut package. It includes a certificate, “My First Haircut” Mickey Ears, several stickers & a lock of baby’s hair with mickey confetti.
Captain Hook’s Pirate Crew
Captain Hook is looking for new recruits to help him swab the deck! If you are 4-12 and are looking for a great adventure with the Captain and his crew, then this would truly be a magical adventure for you! They set sail from Disney’s Beach Club resort and the crew will be taught how to walk, talk, and act like a pirate before setting out on the ultimate treasure hunt. Once the treasure is found, the crew will be treated to a pirate’s feast! All of this and more on this new adventure which will start setting sail April 2019. Now taking reservations!!
If you or your little has always wanted to be a mermaid, now you can be part of Ariel’s World! Offered at select Walt Disney World Resort Pool’s will be a class teaching you just how to do that! Mermaids, ages 4 and up will be fitted with their very own mermaid tail. During an hour long class, you will be taught how to swim and play the mermaid way!
Now being offered at various Disney Hotel Resorts are art classes offered by Disney Professional Artists. Guests ages 12 and older can create their own masterpiece. There is a junior class for kids at Port Orleans for 6 and up. Offerings include:
- Win, Paint, Show at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
- Wild About Painting, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Painting on de’ Bayou (adults), Painting by the Lagoon (kids), Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter Resort. Children’s painting class; designed for ages 6 and older; accompanying parent required.
- Painting in the Vineyard, Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts
- Canvas and Wine Glass Painting on the Boards, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
Calling all fisherman, big and small!! Guests can take a guided fishing tour of Seven Seas Lagoon. Guests of all ages can choose between a pontoon boat or a bass fishing boat with up to 5 in a party. Excursions are catch and release and can be chartered for 2 or 4 hours
Looking to enhance your trip by adding some extra magic?! Contact me and we can add any of these to a vacation package for you!
Reservations for Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, Pirates League, and Harmony Babrbershop reservations can be made 180 days in advance and they book up fast! There is no minimum age for the Barbershop. Minimum age to go to either Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique or Pirates League is 3 years old. If you would like assistance adding any of these magical experiences to a vacation package, contact me!