We did the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique the last time we came and this time, they just opened the Anna and Elsa’s Boutique. You can choose a makeover for $34.95. This makeover is more informal than the BBB inside the park but it’s still very similar.
You get hair, hair extensions, make up and nails done by a specialists.
The difference I would say is the atmosphere. I feel like at the BBB you get a more themed and set up for a longer experience.
Here’s the side by side:
- Check-in: Anna and Elsa (A & E)- you go the cashier to let them know you have arrived. They contact a stylist. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (BBB) you are greeted by a Fairy Godmother helper who checks your reservation and if your package comes with a dress, you pick out your princess.
- Getting Ready: A&E- you are seated immediately in the stylist chair so make sure you are in your princess get up before you get to the chair. BBB- You get a beautiful room to change into your dress with a full on mirror and they hang up your dress before you get there.
- The parent waiting areas: A & E there isn’t a spot to wait in so, many people will either just mill around the stylist chair or sitting on the floor. BBB- there is a bench right in front of the makeover chair for you to comfortably watch from.
- Styling- The same care is taken in both areas.
- Costs- I felt that Elsa was more manageable because we brought our own dress.
- Finale- A&E yells “Let it Go!” and they turn you around. They even incorperated my youngest by sprinkling fairy dust on her as well. BBB- They make a big deal of the “reveal” by pulling back a curtain and singing birds tweet along as you admire yourself.
- Pictures- With the BBB, there is a visit to the professional photo area and the carriage which made the experience come to a close. A&E doesn’t have a professional photo area.
Overall, Anna and Elsa is a good value and a fun make over place but for a first time experience, I would go to BBB.