Sleeping Beauty Castle
  • On Jul 19, 2017
    Tara from WA Asked

    I'm planning on making a reservation for my daughter at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and then a reservation for breakfast at Ariel's Grotto right after the BBB on my daughter's birthday. What would be a good time for each of the reservations?

    Hi, Tara! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Sounds like you are planning a day fit for a princess! When I visited the Disneyland Resort with my niece a year or so ago, we did exactly as you have described - we planned an early appointment at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and then went immediately afterward to dine with the princesses at Ariel's Grotto. It worked out perfectly! So here is what I recommend:

    -Make your makeover appointment for close to the park opening time with perhaps a little buffer (about 30 minutes) to ride an attraction or two first thing in the morning, if desired.
    -Depending on the package you choose for your daughter, allow 30 minutes to an hour for her magical transformation. I would add in a little extra time to account for waiting for your reservation or taking pictures, etc.
    -Hopping over to Ariel's Grotto in Disney California Adventure Park will take you about 10-15 minutes at most. So, if you plan a breakfast reservation one hour and 30 minutes after your daughter's appointment start time with a Fairy Godmother-in-Training, you should have plenty of time to enjoy the makeover and leisurely make your way over to breakfast.
    -Perhaps after breakfast, your daughter would enjoy meeting even more princesses! If so, Anna and Elsa can be found in Hollywood Land.

    I suggest making your appointment at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique 60 days in advance by calling (714) 781-7895. I also recommend making your reservation at Ariel's Grotto 60 days in advance online or by calling (714) 781-3463. Have a magical visit to the Disneyland Resort!

    -Linda M.
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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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