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Iconic Disney World Attraction to Finally Reopen After Long Pandemic Closure

The COVID pandemic changed a lot of things for Guests at the Walt Disney World Resort.

From entertainment modifications and face masks to the new Park Pass reservation system, the pandemic has altered many experiences at the theme parks. One such experience that has yet to return is the iconic Harmony Barber Shop at the Magic Kingdom Park – but we have some fantastic news for those wanting a magical haircut this summer!

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Many families on a Disney vacation experience special firsts with their young children. From the first time they meet Mickey Mouse, their first steps toward Cinderella Castle, or the first time they try a Mickey Premium Bar, there are so many magical lifetime memories to cherish at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

One of parents’ most cherished memories is the first time their little one visits the barber for a haircut, and what better place than getting this first chop at The Most Magical Place on Earth!

Since the pandemic, the opening day favorite Harmony Barber Shop has been closed to Guests on Main Street, U.S.A., and has been sorely missed by those who enjoy a special Disney haircut. But now, we finally know when the Barber Shop in Magic Kingdom will be opening!

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The famous Disney Barber Shop will be opening its door again on July 31 for the world’s most magical haircut. Disney Parks Blog explains further:

“Considered by many to be a rite-of-passage, the cherished ‘My First Haircut’ experience is making its return as stylists eagerly await to shower their young friends with magic and extra special pixie dust for the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration to commemorate this special milestone. In fact, Guests of all ages are welcome to take a break from the hustle and bustle and let our friendly stylists polish you up for a day at the Park.”

A limited number of reservations for this timeless experience will be bookable in the My Disney Experience app beginning June 28. Walk-in appointments will be accepted based on availability. This is the final Main Street locale to reopen its doors. For those unfamiliar, Walt Disney World describes the nostalgic Harmony Barber Shop on Main Street, U.S.A. as:

Look for the classic striped barber pole on Main Street, U.S.A. and head inside to experience a bygone era—and a spiffy haircut. The shop’s quaint interior creates an illusion of timelessness—as does the pleasant, unhurried banter of your barber.

This barber shop is a cut above!

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Another fan-favorite salon, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, will also begin reopening its doors for royal transformations later this year at both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Stay tuned for further updates regarding the opening date of this beloved location.

About Melissa Cannioto

Melissa is an author, adventurer, and chatterbox, who loves to enjoy Disney's theme parks with a Mickey Premium Bar in hand! A British native, she has traveled the world seeking new experiences, and now resides in Florida with her Air Force pilot husband. Find her children's book at @thebearandthehug_book