With the recent announcement of the July 2009 Downtown Disney arrival of overpriced-boutique-to-the-stars (and their privileged offspring) Kitson Kids, it seems to us that Disney's starting to cater to--and cultivate--a whole new sect of Paris Hilton-obsessed youth.
Located in the Sleeping Beauty Castle Courtyard inside the Disneyland park, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique opened its doors to the public in mid-April. The store offers "aspiring young princesses (and knights)" to the "full fairy-tale treatment"--which means, you got it, makeovers. And tons of glitter, it seems.
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Young girls are greeted by their very own Fairy Godmother upon entering the boutique who, according to this press release, will "magically transform them into the princesses of their dreams." The transformation apparently requires fake hair, "shimmering make-up" (extra big sad face for this one), princess sash, princess bag and body jewels. Choose from three hairstyles: Fairytale Princess, Disney Diva, Pop Princess.
For $195.85-plus, the highest tiered makeover includes the bonus of getting to dress your daughter up as a child bride (choose from Aurora, Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, Tinkerbell or Ariel!).
In a similar vein, Studio Disney 365, which opened in late June, also offers guests makeovers ($18.05-$59.95) in order to "rock out like some of their favorite Disney Channel stars."
My parents went to Disneyland and all I got was this lousy sense of lifelong insecurity.