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A Knightly Transformation at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Disney Springs Marketplace

Steven Miller

by , Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Walt Disney World Resort


This year marks the 10th Anniversary since the first Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique opened at Disney Springs Marketplace. For the past 10 years, a team of Fairy Godmothers-in-training have turned thousands of guests ages 3-12 into Disney princesses at this enchanted beauty salon. In early 2015, my fellow author Darcy Clark shared a great recap of her niece Harper’s magical transformation. Did you know the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique also offers a makeover experience for brave knights? Here’s what I discovered when I booked an appointment for my son Athan.

We arrived at the location around 9:00 for our scheduled appointment. Upon checking in, Athan was greeted by Ines Lucas, his Fairy Godmother-in-training. She was part of the opening team for the original Boutique in 2006, so I knew we were in for a special experience.

We selected the Knight Package, which included hairstyling with gel; a mighty sword and shield; and confetti. We added a Royal Knight costume t-shirt with detachable cape to the package (it’s sold separately). How I wish there was an adult version! Ines led Athan to a specially designed seat and began the experience by adding some “jellyfish gel” to help style his hair.

After styling, she asked Athan to close his eyes and make a wish while she waved her magic wand full of pixie dust.

Then it was time for the presentation of the sword and shield. This ceremony was quickly followed by a turn of his chair to reveal his new regal look.

While the experience took only a matter of moments, I was thankful for how special Ines made my son feel. I know he had fun as he wore his shirt and hairstyle for the rest of that day.

Reservations are recommended for the Knight Package or other makeover experiences at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Appointments can be made up to 180 days in advance by calling 407-WDW-STYLE (407-939-7895).


  • I was wondering the price of the Knight T-Shirt as I’ve looked off and on today, however, have not yet found it. Thank you to anyone.

  • I love this! We had been looking for something for our preschool aged son along the lines of the BBB….but the Pirate experience looked like too much makeup in most images. This is a fantastic addition to the BBB service 🙂 Glad to see Disney is finally making more experiences for boys 😀

  • James’ wife here – Cuteness all around!
    My two little nieces and nephew did this last Fall. It allows little ones to really explore their imagination.
    As a Mom of a once little boy, letting them do this, allows for imagination and creativity to abound which helps them grow!
    I must admit, I had not heard the name Athan before, and looked it up, NICE!

  • Love the printed shirt! As a child I loved dressing as Disney princesses but hated how itchy and uncomfortable fancy dresses were. Using t-shirt material for a costume seems like a great idea. 🙂

  • Great for the kids!

  • Love the Knight Package!

  • I saw you in the window, my daughter was getting her princess makeover the same morning! Seeing a member of the Disney Parks Blog was like seeing a celebrity, ha ha!

    • @Casey – I’m sorry I missed you. I hope your daughter had as much fun as my son had during the experience. Please say “Hello” next time. 🙂

  • He’s officially… ADORABLE!!!! 🙂

    • @Michelle – Thank you for the nice comment 🙂

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