One of our clients is planning to go to Disney World with her six year old daughter for a weekend. They want this trip to have a princess theme.
Here is the interview with a Disney pro, Jenny Soto, that we conducted recently.
Where in Disney World should six year old girl go to feel like a princess? Magic Kingdom is the perfect place for princesses!
Is Friday night and a full day Saturday is enough? I think Friday night and a full day Saturday should be fine in Magic Kingdom just make sure you really plan your day so you can make sure you get to see and do all the things you want.
Where would you recommend going inside of magic Kingdom? Disney just opened a new part of the park inside Magic Kingdom called: New Fantasyland. Inside there are a couple of must see princess attractions. Enchanted tales with Belle: where you can not only walk through Belle's cottage but then get to interact with Belle and friends as they tell her story. Also, another new ride in there is called: Journey of the Little Mermaid great ride to see Ariel and friends. After the the Little Mermaid ride step next door to Ariel's grotto for a Meet and Greet with Ariel.
Are there any other opportunities to meet Princesses? Another opportunity to meet Princesses might be to book a lunch or dinner at one of Disney's themed princess restaurants inside Magic Kingdom. One that comes to mind is Cinderella's Royal Table which is inside the castle and its great way to meet Cinderella and Prince Charming. Also, the newest Restaurant, Be our Guest Restaurant, located in the new Fantasyland inside Belle and Beasts Castle. It's very beautiful inside and open for quick walk up lunch or sit down service. Both these Restaurants are very popular so I strongly recommend reservations in advance. You can book those through Disney dining or through WDW website.
Are there other fun Princess activities at Magic Kingdom? Another fun Princess activity they have at Magic Kingdom that is a must experience is the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Who wouldn't want there very own princess makeover? Inside the castle you find the Boutique where they offer several different packages to have hair, makeup, and nails done. You can bring your princess dressed up in one of her own princess dresses or she can also buy one there in the boutique. Again, be advised this makeover experience is extremely popular people tend to book this well in advance, 3-6 months in advance!
What if you can't get a reservation for the boutique or any of the restaurants? Never fear if you can't get a reservation for the boutique or any of the restaurants there are still several areas were you can meet the characters and princesses without reservations. One of those locations is over at the Town square theater located right before Main Street in magic kingdom. In there they have a meet greet with the princesses. They usually have 3 princesses there (Cinderella, Aurora, and Rapunzel) this is great to have one on one time with princesses and great photo opportunities! Another area is over in liberty square where you can meet princess Tiana and prince Naveen from Princess and the Frog. Magic kingdom also has some great parades where that can give you another chance to get glimpse of the characters.
Are there any activities at night? At night they have a great electrical parade where all the floats and characters are all lighted up. It's very beautiful and fun for the kids. Don't forget the nighttime fireworks called wishes.
If you have a one day ticket and want to leave the park and then return back at the same day. Can you do this? If you have a one day ticket and you want to leave and come back in the same day you can. Just make sure before leaving you have a Disney cast member stamp your hand before you leave. That stamp gets you back in.
Would you like to add anything in the conclusion? It's a lot of information and a lot of planning. Check out the Disney World website where you can see these attractions up close and you'll be able to plan better. Also the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique reservations number is there and can see lists of pricing and packages and photos too. Hope all this helps there is just so much you can do there!