Disney Princesses were on the scene way before Elsa and Anna won the hearts of every little girl (and big girl) in the world.
Our younger years were filled with dressing up in Ariel wigs, getting our makeup done like Princess Aurora and dreaming of Belle’s yellow ball gown.
So a visit to Disneyworld seems like the best place to relive our childhood fantasies. Except adults aren’t allowed to dress up there.
So we’re left watching the kids (who probably haven’t even seen Aladdin) run around in Princess Jasmine outfits, while we have to stick to our shorts, T-shirts and, at a stretch, Minnie Mouse ears. Doesn’t really seem fair.
We get that adults can’t wear costumes to the theme park. You don’t want your kids running up and hugging some random guy in a Mickey Mouse costume that’s just wandered into the park.
Plus, we’re sure the real Mickey Mouse wouldn’t appreciate being overlooked.
But still – not fair.
So to make up for our adult woes, the Disney gods have come up with a way that adults can join in the fun.
The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disneyworld Orlando, which transforms kids into Disney princesses, is now open to adults too.
Adults can buy different pampering packages, with a full princess makeover including hair, makeup and nail design.
The package costs $120 (around £93), but doesn’t include a costume, so you’ll still have to stick with your own attire.
‘Character Couture Makeovers’ are available at four different salons: the Ship Shape Salon at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts, Ivy Trellis Salon at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Salon by the Springs at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and La Vida Salon at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.
‘We really saw a need for some kind of transformative makeover experience for people of all ages,’ Joseph Motowidlak, guest services manager, told Today.
‘Our stylists have an extensive colour palette to work with and clients get to talk through their vision for their look with their stylist — whether
that’s something subtle or more dramatic. Truly, the sky is the limit.’
Finally a whole new world for all us kids (and princesses) at heart.