A definite highlight of our trip to Walt Disney World courtesy Walt Disney Parks & Resorts (Canada) and Playhouse Disney Channel was our stop to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Cinderella’s Castle in Magic Kingdom. It was an early start on this cool January morning, but Megan was beyond psyched. Not only did we get to go inside the castle, she was getting a full princess makeover! While I can fantasize about getting a makeover one of these days, I was happy to live vicariously through my daughter for a morning of sheer princess pampering.
The Fairy Godmothers in training are all so lovely, and regale their little princesses with tales of Ariel’s shenanigans and Snow White’s preferences. Actually, it was quite reminiscent of the good gossip your own hairdresser usually spills about their other clients 😉 Megan chose the “fairy princess” ‘do – a tight bun with a small tiara and a special sparkly Mickey clip at the back. Her choice of wardrobe was initially surprising… I was certain Megan would choose a complete princess ensemble – most likely Cinderella – but I was wrong. She selected a Snow White gown, Aurora crown, and Jasmine shoes. It took me a while to realize she was quite strategic in her selections; she picked things she didn’t already have.
Bub enjoyed getting fawned over by his adoring public, and showed his appreciation by creating a diaper most vile – a perfect weapon in keeping evil fairies and wicked queens at bay. Walt Disney World parks have a baby care centre for a quiet place to feed and change baby, but all restrooms there offer change tables as well.
Magic Kingdom truly is our favourite park at Walt Disney World. We now have a routine down pat when we arrive. It helps to arrive early and have your route plotted out in advance, so line time is kept to a minimum and you can squeeze everything in. After a great morning, Bub passed out during the Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! parade and street party, slept through lunch, and right through The Celebrate A Dream Come True parade. In fact, almost every day of our Walt Disney World visit saw him passed out in his stroller for at least three hours. That was a surprise, as we were fully planning on heading back to our room for a bit as Disney World toddlers often need a break. Not ours!
So as Bub slept, we took turns going on the rides with Megan, who fully embraced spending the day in her princess gown. She decided on her mouse ears, instead of a tiara, for our second day at Magic Kingdom. Yup, we had enough time at WDW to do MK twice!