Your dreams of becoming the next Kate Middleton or Meghan Markle might be unlikely, but Disney is offering something even better — the chance to become a Disney princess for a day. While princess makeovers were previously only available to children (some may say for good reason), salons throughout Walt Disney World are now inviting adults to come live out their childhood fantasies — whether it’s looking like Cinderella or the more sinister Maleficent. Since last October, guests have been able to visit the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in the Magic Kingdom, among other salons, for a royal transformation.
Joseph Motowidlak, guest experiences manager at Disney’s Senses Spa, told Today, “We really saw a need for some kind of transformative makeover experience for people of all ages — something customized to allow guests to really enjoy their day on our property.” He added that adults have been showing up in droves, decked out in their own princess outfits inspired by their favorite characters. What makes the experience truly unique, according to Motowidlak, is how each makeover is different. “Clients get to talk through their vision for their look with their stylist,” he said, “whether that’s something subtle or more dramatic. Truly, the sky is the limit.”
Makeovers are also offered at Ship Shape Salon at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts, Ivy Trellis Salon at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Salon by the Springs at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, and La Vida Salon at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Prices vary, but range from $50-$120 depending on the extensiveness of the makeover.
Don’t be surprised it you get more than you bargained for, however. Families in the park may mistake you for an authentic Disney princess, and start badgering you to take pictures with their kids.
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