If, like me, you dreamed of being a Disney Princess growing up (full disclosure: I have a crown tattooed on my foot), then you’re probably well aware of the magical makeovers offered to children at Disney World in Orlando, FL. The “enchanted experience,” which takes place at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, includes hair, makeup, and costume services that leave little girls (and boys) looking like their favorite characters. I will never forget spending the day dressed up as Cinderella, posing for photographs and asking for autographs, all while taking in the wonderment of the park. To experience this as a child, was truly magical.
As for everyone who didn’t get to live out their princess fantasies as a child -- or simply wants to take a break from adulting? Well, the dreams that you wish really will come true… Disney World is now offering Disney Princess makeovers for adults, too!
"We saw that our guests were coming up with outfits and entire ensembles inspired by Disney characters," Joseph Motowidlak, the guest experiences manager at Senses Spa told Today, referring to a trend known as Disney-bounding. "We really saw a need for some kind of transformative makeover experience for people of all ages — something customized to allow guests to really enjoy their day on our property."
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The service, which launched in October 2017 as a limited-edition offering, became so popular that the team decided to keep it on year-round. "Character Couture" packages are now being offered at Senses Spa locations throughout the resort. Here, spa guests can receive hair, makeup, and manicure treatments inspired by a variety of characters. (P.S. If princesses aren’t your thing, they also offer hero/heroine and villain styles.)
“Our stylists have an extensive color palette to work with and clients get to talk through their vision for their look with their stylist — whether that's something subtle or more dramatic. Truly, the sky is the limit," explained Motowidlak. Prices start at $50 and packages go up to $120. If interested, it's recommended that you call to book an appointment at least two weeks in advance.
Still curious how enchanted Disney Princess makeovers can be as an adult? "My husband asked me if I was excited, and I told him this is better than our wedding day," recalled one of the women who received the makeover on behalf of Today. Need we say more?