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This article ws written by Beth of Pursing the Magic. It was originally posted on September 18th in the WDW Daily News newsletter #249. It is a great resource for making your little princess feel like a princess while at Walt Disney World without emptying your wallet.
There are many ways we try to save money for our Disney trips. But having two princesses in our travel party could potentially be very expensive. Luckily over the years, I have found a few ways to save some money, yet not take away any magic from my princesses’ vacations.
As you may know, princess dresses can be a very costly matter. When I looked up costumes online, there are Disney princess costumes where from $25 to over $100. I tend to purchase anything below $20, though below $10 is even better. My girls dress up as their favorite princesses all the time here at home, so there is no question that they will in Disney. So to save money on dresses, I try to be on the look out just after Halloween for any princess dresses in the clearance section. Sometimes that isn’t always easy, but if I look in enough stores, I usually can find a deal or two. One year, I even found a full Snow White costume, red cape included, for $2. That was a rare (yet very exciting) find! Usually though, I can find them for about $7 to $10.
My girls would absolutely love to spend some time at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Unfortunately, with two girls, even with the least expensive package, it would be an expensive experience. Luckily, my mom is a hairdresser, so we have our very own Fairy Godmother in Walt Disney World with us. We bring all the things we need to have the girls’ hair done just like a princess.
Now, I know not everyone would have their own hairdresser on their vacation, but there are ways around that. Before leaving on vacation, you could search online to find a hairstyle your princess would like. There are so many tutorials out there today that you could find one, practice it in the weeks prior to your trip and be ready to create your princess look for your vacation.
Then, if you are heading into the Magic Kingdom, head to the shop in Fantasyland called Castle Couture. On our last trip, they were sprinkling everyone, including Hayley and Emily, with free pixie dust!
I am always looking for ways to save money on our Walt Disney World trips, without sacrificing the magic, and these are the ways we save money on our princesses!
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