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Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic

As a child I remember taking the train into Boston with my Mom and Grandmother to see Disney On Ice.  I remember the light up swords and wands, the music, and the amazing skaters jumping in the air.  Disney is magical whether you are standing in front of Cinderella’s castle, shopping at the Disney Store, or in a stadium seat watching Mickey and Minnie tell a story on ice skates.  This is why Disney memories are memories that last a lifetime and why we are huge Disney fans!


Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique ~ Walt Disney World

I love the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disney World!  I think its the perfect opportunity for me and Lilly to sneak away from Daddy and the boys and have some very special girl time making magical princess memories!
I’ve heard many people say they thought the boutique was to pricey, but my feeling is, everything at Disney is expensive that’s the sad reality.  However we will be at Disney less than a handful of times while the kids are still young enough to want to dress up in princess dresses and pirate eye patches.  So for those few times I’ll close my eyes and slam down the credit card to make some amazing memories.
During our Trip in 2012, Lilly wanted to be Cinderella and because she was still so little I was able to to convince he to go with the fairy-tale princess hair style.
This year she wanted to be Aurora but they where out of the costume so she went with Belle.  She also wanted to pick her own hair style and that was the Disney Diva style, um yikes!  Even with the spikes and all the colors she still looked adorable though.(We went to the Down Town Disney Boutique)

It all starts with checking in at the counter, choosing the package you want, and getting a princess pager.

The Current Packages to choose from are:
The Coach Package ($54.95)
Hair styling
Princess Sash
Tote Bag

The Crown Package ($59.95)
Hair styling
Nail Polish
Princess Sash
Tote Bag

The Courtyard Package ($94.95)
Hair styling
Nail Polish
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Shirt
Tutu Skirt
Princess Sash
Tote Bag

The Castle Package ($194.95)
Hair Styling
Nail Polish
Princess Costume and Accessories
Princess Sash
Tote Bag
Photo Package

We then had some time to shop around the huge Disney store while waiting for our turn.
Once our magical pager vibrated and began to tell us to come in, we headed back over to the boutique entrance where Lilly’s fair godmother was waiting to take us into a dressing room where her princess outfit was laid out and waiting to be put on.  Now this is where the fun began.  After she was decked out in a princess gown and shoes and had her wand in hand, she was ready to be pampered.

She got into her station and the fairy godmothers got to work, doing her hair and letting her choose the style and colors of the accessories.  Then painting her nails and doing her make up.

After she got her sash and her fairy godmother waived her wand full of sparkles making her a full fledged princess, we checked out.  Lilly received a pink Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique backpack tote with her princess invitation, nail polishes, makeup, and stickers in it.

Next we walked down a few shops to the photo studio, where they took some professional pictures.

That completed our makeover fun, but in Disney the dress up magic stayed all day.  Every cast member called her princess when taking her order at restaurants, letting her on and off rides, and introducing her to Characters.  Many even bowed and took her hand.  Plus the Disney buses played a soundtrack over the intercom announcing there was a royal princess aboard.  All these little things kept her giggling all day, and my heart melting.

And I must add, Lilly was able to rock that Diva Hairstyle for days!

Pirate League at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom ~ Orlando Floridia

This year was our first time at the Pirate’s League in Adventure Land at Magic Kingdom.  We had done the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique with Lilly on our last visit but hadn’t heard about the Pirate’s League yet.
This is a must do if you have Pirate Lovers in your family!  The boys had so much fun, and their faces through out the entire experience were priceless.

 We checked in outside and chose the pirate package we wanted,  I also decided to add on the pirate clothing to our package choice.

The package choices are:
First Mate/Empress Packages$29.95
Face Painting
Reversible Bandana
Earring and eye patch
Sword and Sheath
Temporary Tattoo
Pirate League Bag
Pirate Coin Necklace
Pirate Oath
Official Pirate Name
Participation in the Daily Pirate Parade

Jake and the Never Land Pirates: $44.95
Jake and the Never Land Pirates bandana with faux hair
Face Painting
Sword and sheath
Pirates League bag
Pirate coin necklace
Jake and the Never Land Pirates T-shirt
Participation in the daily Pirate Parade

The Mermaid Deluxe Package: $74.95
Mermaid makeup and makeup palette
Mermaid hairstyle and color-changing hair clip
Mermaid necklace
Nail polish
Mermaid sash
Mermaid T-shirt and tutu
Participation in the daily Pirate Parade
The full pirate costumes cost extra or you can bring your own.  They cost a bit more but I think they made the whole day that much more special, plus I’m thinking a Pirate and Princess party theme for the twins birthday so the costumes will be used again.
When we first walked in a crew member brought us to a dressing room where the boys got to put on there Jack Sparrow like costumes.  They then went to find out their pirate names and sign the pirate book.

After the little pirates where named we got to move along into where all the fun is.  Our stylists introduced themselves to the boys and got to pick the pirate faces they wanted.  Anthony wanted a complete pirate transformation to look like his favorite Jack Sparrow.

Aidan on the other hand is not a face paint fan, the idea of it usually causes a complete melt down.  However his pirate stylist was awesome with him, she took it very slow with him and he agreed to a little cut on his cheek, which he was very proud of for the rest of the day.

After the boys took their Pirate Oaths we went into a “secret” room to learn about a treasure and get the boys photographs taken.
We then went to check out, the photographs where packaged and ready to purchase, the boys also got their Pirates Pledge with their Pirate names on it.

This was so much fun and like Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, the fun doesn’t end after the makeover!  On all the Disney buses they played a special announcement saying there was a pirate on board.  All the cast members also called them Pirate’s all day.

Dress Up Fun at Disney!

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