Regardless of weather, little girls still love dressing up like Disney Princesses at Hong Kong Disneyland. Since my daughter became old enough to participate, we’ve been customers at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique located at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, which is about a 5-minute free shuttle ride from the park.

What Is The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique?

Downstairs from the lobby, next door to the Enchanted Restaurant where the character dining takes place, awaits a little girl’s dream. The newly-renovated (what a massive improvement) Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique looks like a real beauty salon where girls can choose a dress and accessories along with having their hair, make-up and nails done like their favorite Disney Princess.

Which Disney Princesses Can We Choose?

Dress Up Like A Princess: Hong Kong Disneyland's Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique

I’ve noticed that this changes over the years, but as of this writing, girls can choose between:

  • Tinkerbell
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Belle
  • Cinderella (by far the most popular in Hong Kong)
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Rapunzel

I’m pretty sure that Minnie Mouse and Tinkerbell aren’t technically Disney Princesses but we’ll just call them that to make things easy.

The Princess Dress-Up Process

1. First, girls try on the dresses for size. Once a fit is determined, they’ll present the girls with a brand new dress to put on before hopping into the chair for hair and make-up.

2. Make-up is applied. This includes a pink or blue nail polish (you take the bottle home with you), eyeshadow, blush, sparkles and a cheek sparkle tattoo.

3. Hair is next. My daughter chose Minnie Mouse this time around, so her hair went into a bun spritzed with sparkles that was topped with cute Minnie Mouse ears.

Should your daughter choose a Disney Princess (I am not sure how it works with Tinkerbell), her hair will either be placed into a bun or ponytail that supports a hair piece that’s either black, brown, blonde or even pink (for Sleeping Beauty–my daughter chose this last year).

4. Last is a photo shoot. This can be a bit overwhelming and long, but the girls seem to love it. I’m guessing it’s about 20 minutes or so long.

Become a Princess at Hong Kong Disneyland's Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique

Note that shoes aren’t included but they’ll let the girls wear them during the photo shoot, so there’s an awkward moment of you having to pry the shoes off or buy them. I want to say they were around $250 HKD.

5. Wait about 10 minutes for photos and the sales pitch. One photo is included but they will try to sell you key chains, a very expensive photo book and additional photos.

As you can tell, the lighting isn’t great for amateur photographers so I am grateful for the opportunity to take at least one 8″x10″ home. There’s no pressure if you decline it all, as a lot of people do.

Bibbidi Bobbido Boutique Cost And What’s Included

Crown Package:

  • hair styling with designated crown
  • shimmering make up
  • finger nail polishing
  • princess sash
  • 8″x10″ photo with premium photo folder

The crown package is perfect if you bring your own dress.

Castle Package:

  • hair styling
  • shimmering make up
  • finger nail polishing
  • Disney princess dress, sash and designated accessories
  • 8″x10″ photo with premium photo folder

Girls ages 3-12 can participate in the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique but do make a reservation just in case. Plan for it to take about 60-90 minutes.

Getting to Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Most likely you will take the MTR train to Hong Kong Disneyland. Exit the station and instead of veering right toward the park, make a left toward what looks like a parking lot. You’ll see where you board the buses to the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, Disney Explorers Lodge, and Disney’s Hollywood Hotel.

The shuttles stop at all hotels, with Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel as the first stop. There is usually one waiting, in our experience, but they run every few minutes.

I booked Hong Kong Disneyland character dinner at the Enchanted Garden next door after our dress-up session (and then headed to Hong Kong Disneyland), so stay tuned for more about this experience. In the meantime, have a look at more things to do in Hong Kong with kids.

Katie Dillon is the managing editor of La Jolla Mom. She helps readers plan San Diego vacations through her hotel expertise (that stems from living in a Four Seasons hotel) and local connections. Readers have access to exclusive discounts on theme park tickets (like Disneyland and San Diego Zoo) and perks at luxury hotels worldwide through her. She also shares insider tips for visiting major cities worldwide, like Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Shanghai, that her family has either lived in or visits regularly (or both).

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  1. Great tips here – thinking of doing it for my 5yo’s birthday. What time did you end up getting to Disneyland itself after the boutique & dinner?

    1. I can’t remember what time but it wasn’t that long… less than two hours. But for someone who has Magic Access and goes frequently, that may not matter too much. She was pretty worn out by the time the park closed anyway. Also, they use a lot of bobby pins so you’ll have a lot to undo after the fact!

  2. Thanks for the tips! It’s really helpful. I assume you have to return back the dress and other stuffs after you finish the photo session? ………..or the package includes a dress for you to bring home?