Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
This post was originally going to be about Walt Disney World Wine Festival at Epcot until I saw a post on Facebook that made me sad. A person on my friends list stated that they were taking their daughters to Disney World and someone commented they should visit the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. The person came back and commented “That is just for little kids.” Well I am here to say no it is not! My Daughters and I had the opportunity to visit Disney World two years ago. This was a dream vacation provided by my ex- Mother-In-Law( yes, I said Ex) and I wanted to make it a memorable one for the girls. They were 10 and 12 at the time. One of our stops was the BBB. Yes, there were a lot of little girls but my girls didn’t care. They were excited and it was such a memorable experience for them.
When we got to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique the magic began and I don’t care if you are 4 or 84 you feel the excitement. I will tell you right now I was jealous and I wanted to be in that chair too. The girls got little gift bags with an assortment of goodies including their make up and nail polish they received there ( oh yes, we did the works.) Avery had an older lady that seriously reminded me of the fair godmother from Cinderella. I just knew a magical transformation was going to take place. Avery was 10 and was at that stage where she was still a little kid but getting older. Once she got in that chair though her age didn’t matter.
Roxy was 12 ( the cut off age for Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique) and in the full on I am never going to smile again, almost a teen ager mode. She got a younger “fairy godmother” and I liked to think she was in training. We was a little worried for her because Roxy has long, thick, brown hair. I was also a little worried Ms. Smartmouth would come out and complain about how stupid this was but it was totally the opposite. She loved it and had a ball.
While the Fairy Godmothers were busy doing their hair, the helpers came around and did the girls makeup plus their nails. They got little decals for their face to finish the look. When your hair and everything is done that is when the ceremony begins. The Fairy Godmother pulls out her wand,splashes you with glitter, and says some magic words, ending with “Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo” The newly crowned princess is then turned around so she can see how beautiful she is. I will tell you right now that I wouldn’t have traded the looks on my girls faces for nothing. It was a memory I will treasure. Just look at them! You can see the “Wow, I am so beautiful” written all over them.
When in Disney you have to forget ages, because in Disney their is no age. I rode Dumbo with glee. The kids could have cared less but I swore I would ride it. I used to watch the commercials and dream of riding on the elephant and at 36 years old I did. I met Eeyore, Pooh, Mickey, and Cinderella. I cried when I met Cinderella and didn’t care what anyone thought. If you are absolutely sure your child will hate something then by all means don’t do it. But don’t rule something out because you think it is for “little kids” especially Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. If you do that you may miss a memory that you will treasure. That is what Disney is all about, the memories.