One of the most memorable experiences for little ones at “The Most Magical Place on Earth” is to transform into royalty for themselves.
The Magic Kingdom (along with Disney Springs and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa) offers the opportunity for just that with Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, a makeover experience for children ages 3-12.
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Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique has been launching several new updates since it reopened from its closure during the pandemic, with many initiatives aimed at making the experience even more inclusive for all Guests. Earlier this year, the boutique changed the title for Cast Members working at the location from “Fairy Godmothers in Training” to “Fairy Godmother’s Apprentices” to acknowledge that people of all genders and identities could be working in this role.
Disney later announced that additional hairstyle options would be available for Guests at the boutique, and that new character costumes, including those from Encanto (2021) would be offered as well.
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In the latest update out of Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, the Disney Parks Blog shared a look at how Fairy Godmother’s Apprentices can offer several hairstyles for Guests with varied hair types and textures, thereby providing a more inclusive experience for princesses and knights.
Along with the new hairstyles, Fairy Godmother’s Apprentices were recently given new makeup palettes that include extra pigmentation so that younger Guests of all skin colors can feel like royalty after their makeover.
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The new Encanto costume options at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique were not the only updates to the clothing front of this experience. Disney recently debuted new adaptive costumes to account for several different needs Guests may have, including stretch fabrics, discreet openings for tubes, ankle-lenghts to accommodate for children who are seated, and velcro to make putting costumes on and taking them off even easier.
One of Fairy Godmother’s Apprentices, Shalise, put it best: “What we do here isn’t just a makeover. We give our guests the ability to believe in make believe. No matter who they are, where they come from, or what they’ve gone through, they have the chance to be a knight or princess.”
Reservations for Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at the Magic Kingdom and the locations at Disney Springs and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, are available on DisneyWorld.com.