Here in southern California, it’s hard to believe that the dog days of summer are almost here when you look outside and see dreary June gloom all around us. Nonetheless, before you know it we’ll soon be dealing with sweltering hot days and blackout days with the So Cal annual passes. Anticipating my seven-week hiatus away from the Happiest Place on Earth, I am trying to pack in as much time as possible in Disneyland now through June 26.
In the spring I wrote about the Bibbi Bobbidi Boutique’s (BBB) scheduled spring opening. This store/salon celebrated its grand opening in April and it’s been turing little girls into princesses and boys into knights ever since.
Geared mostly for little girls, BBB offers a complete makeover service for little girls. Girls can choose from three different hair styles – Fairytale Princess, Disney Diva or Pop Princess – in three magical makeover packages. The lease expensive packages is $45 and includes a hairstyle, shimmering make-up, princess sash, princess bag and body jewels. At the top end of the range, is the castle package which includes a hairstyle, shimmering makeup, princess sash, princess bag, body jewels, nail polish, choice of princess costume complete with wand and shoes, as well as portrait package courtesy of Disney’s PhotoPass Service. Girls receiving the Castle Package can choose to be dressed as Aurora, Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, Tinker Bell or Ariel as a bride. This package starts at $195.85! Of course, if you already have a closet full of princess dresses, why not have your little girl wear what she already has?
Boys are not left out at BBB. The “Knight” look includes a hairstyle fit for daring adventure, a Prince Philip shield and a sword for fun and heroism for $13. This seems pretty reasonable and makes me pretty happy I have two boys.
Some moms and I were talking while at the media event and agreed that it seems a little unfair that the least expensive makeover for girls is more than double the cost of a makeover for a boy. It would be really nice if there was something a little less expensive for girls. Perhaps just makeup and the nail polish…
Nonetheless, I’m sure I would have died to go to the BBB as a little girl. With a magic mirror reveal, complete with pixie dust, at the end of the makeover, I’m sure it is a memory that will last a long time for those lucky enough to get the royal treatment.
BBB is located just inside Fantasyland across from Peter Pan’s Daring Journey at Sleeping Beauty Castle.
The Disneyland Resort is a wonderful place for all children, but sometimes it can be more of a girls’ world than one for boys with the teams of princess and fairies all about the resort. I cannot tell you how absolutely overjoyed my boys and I were to stumble upon the new Cars photo location in California Adventure. Yes, I know, I never write much about California Adventure, but I had to mention this amazing photo opportunity for boys.
I could barely hold my two boys back as we waited in line to visit with the lifesize Lightning McQueen and Mater located across from Soarin’ Over California in Condor Flats. They squeeled with delight as they got to touch their favorite characters. And to say these two characters looked real is an understatement. They are so amazingly cute and larger than life.
The day we visited, this photo location was not available the entire day. It opened when the park opened but closed before the park, so be sure to check the entertainment schedule available at the main entrance for the operating times.