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NEW: Gender-inclusive changes are coming to Disney’s Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

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NEW: Gender-inclusive changes are coming to Disney's Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
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When the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique reopens next month, you may notice some new gender-inclusive changes.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

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The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is an incredible experience for young children between the ages of 3 and 12 years old. Located at Magic Kingdom, Disney Springs, and the Grand Floridian, children are made up into their favorite princess or knight.

Knight makeovers include hair gel and a sword and shield. Princess makeovers are a bit more elaborate with make up, hair, and nails. And don’t forget that pixie dust and sash!

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My (Monica) two older children enjoyed this experience, and I am anxiously awaiting for this experience to reopen so my younger two children can have that same magic.

BIBBIDI BOBBIDI BOUTIQUE REOPENS ON AUGUST 25 AT MAGIC KINGDOM AND DISNEYLAND WITH OTHER LOCATIONS REOPENING LATER THIS YEAR. RESERVATIONS OPEN IN EARLY AUGUST.

Gender-inclusive changes

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Previously, female Cast Members were typically the ones performing the makeovers on behalf of the Fairy Godmother. They were called Fairy Godmothers in Training.

In the real world, however, both males and females are hair/makeup stylists. Disney is moving forward with calling Cast Members Fairy Godmother’s Apprentices. This likely means you may see more male Cast Members in this role at Disney World and Disneyland.

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“With the wave of a magic wand–plus a few hands-on tricks of the trade–our Fairy Godmother’s Apprentices will pamper and primp your child until they look storybook stunning.

Children can choose a hairstyle then add makeup, nail color and accessories–even a Disney costume.”

Do you love the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique? Are you excited for it to reopen later this summer? What are your thoughts on this new gender-inclusive change? Let us know in the comments below and on Facebook. You can also join our KtP Crew and continue the discussion there.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Oh good grief, Disney. Of course, every little girl wants a female Fairy Godmother just like the movie. Males were fine at Pirate’s league.

  2. First off, we have in the past used BBB on 3 separate occasions for my twin granddaughters. We bought deluxe packages and it was wonderful. We will not be back to Disney until sanity returns to Disney management. Disney should be magical and fairy godmothers doing the “makeovers” follow the classic Disney stories. Why change things that don’t need changing? This is my opinion. FYI, @Loving Mother, you don’t speak for every mother.

  3. Hey Joyce, you don’t speak for every mother. I’m happy to let anyone of any gender style my daughter’s hair. You are right about you being homophobic. Especially assuming that just because a man is good at doing hair that he’s gay. Hope you have a good cardiologist!

  4. Ok first, Disney is not real world, it is a fantasy. So why not keep it as fairy God mothers and let these little girls have their fairy God mothers make them over??
    Number 2, with bringing men in, are you going to allow guests to choose whether a man or woman does the makeover?? If not, I will find a God mother to come to our room and do the makeover.

  5. I think it may be cool to have the little knights and princes have a male Fairy Godmother Apprentice to transform them so I’m not opposed to this; but little girls pretty much want a Fairy Godmother to transform them…so they feel like Cinderella. As long as Disney respects this, I can handle this change.

  6. Wanda I so agree! First of all the name change from in training to apprentice – does a child know the difference? Do they really care what they are called? HOWEVER, each little girl wants a FEMALE!!! fairy Godmother to transform her into a princess. You realize that. I realize that. EVERY mother and grandmother realizes that. I know this is going to sound homophobic but will “Drag Queens” be next instead of the princesses at Disney? I am not homophobic I am homophoSICK!!!

  7. I put out $200 plus twice a year when my granddaughter had her makeover done at BBB by a female fairy godmother which is a character from the book. Hopefully Disney will allow customers to request a godmother and not a
    a male godmother’s apprentice or I’ll save my money ! Disney executives make me sick. What’s next a transgender godmother ?

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