April 5, 2006 – The Disney Park Store Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Opens in Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney
“A magical beauty salon where any little girl can make her dream of becoming a princess come true.”
On April 5, 2006, the Disney park themed store Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique opened in Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney area, inside the World of Disney store. The store is a salon that gives little girls the chance to look like a princess, and little boys the chance to look like heroic knights. The “skilled apprentices” to Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother help clients choose a hairstyle, make-up, nail color, accessories, and a princess costume. Girls can pick from four hairstyles: Fairytale Princess, Disney Diva, Pop Princess, and Color Star; a package is then picked from four options: The Coach Package, The Crown Package, The Courtyard Package, and The Castle Package. Boys can choose the Knight Package, which includes hairstyling, a sword and shield set, and confetti. A commemorative photo can also be purchased after the styling is finished. Thanks to its popularity, other stores have been opened worldwide, including ones in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on September 10, 2007; in Tokyo Disneyland Hotel on July 8, 2008; in Disneyland on April 17, 2009, and Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel on May 23, 2009. The first non-park version of the store opened in London’s famous Harrods Department Store on November 25, 2013.