Walt Disney World activities for girls

Walt Disney World: Looking for a special activity to treat my daughter in WDW.

From Erin Fitzgerald
Posted January 31, 2011 at 5:05 PM
We are planning a trip to WDW this fall. We have booked a handful of pirate adventures for my son and are looking for special adventures for my 8 year old daughter. We don't like the idea of Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique and don't like the idea of a $250 tea with the princesses - any other ideas?

From Hermione Potter
Posted January 31, 2011 at 6:33 PM
The Norway restaurant at EPCOT has princess character dining. Cinderella's castle does too, but I'm pretty sure it's more expensive than Norway (which is $40 per person btw) and I've heard mixed things about the food.

Otherwise, maybe you could let her make designer mouse ears or a personalized type of thing like that?

From Erin Fitzgerald
Posted January 31, 2011 at 6:54 PM
I like the designer ears idea - where is that?

From Randall Peek
Posted January 31, 2011 at 9:04 PM
I'm not sure if its still there, but Disney Hollywood Studios had a store that had lots of princess merchandise, including a customizable tiara. There were lots of little baubles and bling that could be added to the tiara to suit her personal style.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted January 31, 2011 at 9:18 PM
Perhaps Tea with the Mad Hatter? I believe its at the Grand Floridian.

There are also a couple of family tours that are more like games. I can't remember the name right now, but its guided by Peter Pan.

From Hermione Potter
Posted January 31, 2011 at 11:14 PM
the make your own mouse ears are in a store in Downtown Disney, next to the art store that sells the expensive paintings and models.

You pick the base of your hat, 2 ears (don't have to be the same ones), and then they've got different patches they will put on plus you can get your name embroidered on it.

There's also a Hanes Design your own t-shirt store there too where you can pick out the color shirt and what character and words you want, but honestly the ears are cooler ;)

From Terri Pierce
Posted February 3, 2011 at 12:36 PM
They also have stations all over the place where you can turn her into a princess for a day. I've never done it myself or sought into it but I saw a ton of little girls running around with glittered hair and princess "makeup". They have an entire princess room in the back corner of that huge Disney store.

If you're going to do the princess thing I would recommend buying her a princess gown BEFORE you go. They tend to double in price when you step in the park. Also, I bought some ears recently for my Halloween Party costume and they were $18.95, I don even want to know much the personalized ones are.

From Hermione Potter
Posted February 3, 2011 at 1:21 PM
Ouch, I had no idea ears cost that much now, I haven't ever had to pay for them myself and haven't gotten them since I was a kid/teen.

Hmmmm...I've got a bunch of the original style ones in various sizes from a family photo as a teen... :::ducks over to ebay to see what they'll sell for:::

From Terri Pierce
Posted February 3, 2011 at 10:24 PM
Yeah. I was going to purchase some online before I went but either the bows were weird or the ears were weird and I wanted to see them in person. Plus, not knowing if someone I put on my head is really unworn creeps me out. I will say, the ears I bought are "extremely sparkley" as told by the guy in splash mountain and "Bling-a-rific" as my neice called them. The ears are covered in sequins.

Anyways- I read your post about no character dining or boutique. I failed to do that before I posted last time. I can't really think of anything but it's been a long time since we had someone that young in our party.

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