Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Jun 14, 2010
    Sharon from FL Asked

    Taking my 5 year old the BBBoutique and I'm having mixed feelings regarding the packages. Do not know if to purchase full costume there or try to get it prior to our trip for less? Can I get the pictures even if I don't get the castle pkg?

    Hi Sharon,

    Our visit to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique still ranks as one of my very favorite Walt Disney World vacation memories with my daughters!

    This is something that I really wanted to experience with them, but didn't want to spend a fortune.  So we actually opted out of the costume and photo packages - and still had an amazing time!  My girls were just as happy to don their sash and tiara, and were made to feel like princesses even if they didn't have the costume.  That being said, I completely understand wanting to get the full princess look - and I highly recommend purchasing a costume prior and bringing it with you.  I've found great deals online and on clearance racks at the Disney Store.  When I've brought costume dresses with us, I packed them in large ziploc bags and removed the air.  They squished down nicely for travel, and "puffed" back out as soon as they I removed them from the bag.

    If you want the photo portraits, you can add the imaging package - however it's worth mentioning that there are PhotoPass photographers in the salon during your visit.  They will be taking pictures of your child which you can have added to your PhotoPass card (or they will give you an new one if you don't already have one).  Then you can browse through them at a later time and purchase the ones you want.  It's not the posed photo shoot - but they are fantastic candids during the makeover.  You are also more than welcome to bring your own camera with you.

    I hope this helps!
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