Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jan 4, 2011
    Larissa from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    This year we would like to celebrate our daughter's sweet 16. We heard about some sort of treat her like a princess thing and she can have a meal with the princess and stay at the castle. She also rents or gets a dress and stuff done. Is this true?

    What a thoughtful mother you are, Larissa, to plan a sweet sixteen celebration fit for a lovely princess! 

    It sounds like someone has described to you the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique experience at Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom (or at the World of Disney Store in Downtown Disney).  Princess costumes can be purchased there and Fairy Godmothers-in-training will do children's hair and nails.  At the end of the experience, girls feel very much like princesses.  My concern, however, is that this experience may not be appropriate for your daughter because of her age.  Whenever I have been to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique the clientele has been overwhelmingly preschool and early school age children.  As someone who works daily with students your daughter's age, I think there's a good chance she might be self-conscious in this environment. 

    Could I suggest an alternative?  Have you considered a spa treatment at Disney's nearby Grand Floridian Resort & Spa?  They have some wonderful packages you could select from their Mother and Daughter Spa Collection.  Call (407) 824-2332 to make a reservation.  Then you could follow up her spa treatment with a lovely tea in the the same resort's Garden View Tea Room.  Or you could book dinner with Cinderella at Cinderella's Royal Table back in the Magic Kingdom.  Call (407) WDW-DINE to reserve a table at either of these restaurants. 

    Wishing your daughter a magical 16th birthday!

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Lesson plans, college plans, vacation a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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