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  • [Question] Main St. Barber or Bibbidi for boy?

    So we want to let Jaxon get a special 'do when we are there in Aug. I had planned on him, Dad and Grandpa all getting their haircut on mainstreet (with the bells & whistles of course!) but then I saw that for $12.95 he could get done up with the "Prince Philip" at Bibbidi along with a sword and shield. That sounds cool too. He is 5.

    Any thoughts on one vs. the other?



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    I do know that the inside of the Boutique is kinda girly...at least, the one in the castle is. It's pretty frou frou. I don't know if he'd like that.


    For special do's....check out a place in Toontown Fair. There's a little shop....I think it's Pete's Body Shop. They have these cute little chairs that the kids sit in, and they spray paint their hair wacky colors, and throw glitter and mickey head glitter in their hair. Then, the kids get to walk around the rest of the day all sparkly and colorful!



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      At that age my younger son was so into Prince Phillip, he would've loved that. In fact, on his 6th birthday we went to DL and he wore his Prince Phillip costume.

      That said, we took him to the Main Street Barber his first trip to WDW, he was 4, and he thought it was so cool! He got blue hair gel and Mickey confetti sprinkled in his hair. The barbers was great too.



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        Do they charge for the Toon Town barber 'do? If not, we might do that the second day at MK.

        He loves the princesses and doesn't care whether something is "girly" or not (at least not yet!) so that wouldn't be an issue. He likes Prince Philip too. I am torn though because I think it would be fun to have the 3 generations of guys all do the Barber Shop on Main St. together. Do they actually cut hair there? Anyone know what the price is? We might even do that one day and just Jaxon at Bibbidi for the Prince Phillip treatment the other day.

        Thanks for the input!


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        • #5
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          Well, this is the deal.. the BBB gals do NOT cut hair. The Barbers at the Barber shop DO cut hair for real.. and they can also add color sprinkles and other littlw thing that are way much cheaper than the overly priced BBB. Personally, I would take my child to SuperCuts and save the money they would otherwise overcharge you at Disney.

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          • #6
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            I think it is only $14 or $17 for a haircut on Main St. Our Supercuts is $12.95 so for just a couple of $$'s more I think it would be worth it! I am sure it is something he will remember for many years.


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            • #7
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              Here's how I look at it.

              The barber moment is a bonding experience meant to be captured on video and photos with 3 generations. Quite a moment and something I would regret passing up.

              The BBB thing is nice and all, very fun to do later in the day if you avoid the sprinkles and blue hair dying tricks 'cause I've never seen Prince Phillip with blue hair dye. Okay, maybe sprinkles is fun if you can brush them off to do the Prince makeover later in the day.

              I'd still go with the bonding moment IF you still have to choose one over the other.

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                yes, they do charge for the hair do at PEte's. They charge for everything at WDW. haha

                I like the barber shop idea.



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                • #9
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                  Well.. Prince Phillip has always been considered the "Stud" of the Disney manly Princes. I can see why some kids would be attracted to that character.

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                    We took our grandson to Disney World in 1997, and got his haircut at the Barber Shop. We found out later that this very Barber that cut his hair was originally from our own state of Illinois. Technically, it wasn't Sean's first haircut,, but since it was his first "Disney" haircut, they treated him well, and gave him a certificate.





                    In 2004, both Sean and I returned to the Barbershop, and we both got haircuts. We also both decided to get a Mickey silouhette on the back of our heads. We got a lot of attention, and had a lot of fun with those great haircuts.






                    I love spending some time at the Barbershop. I have made it a regular stop, at least once each trip, and I usually get a trim. Sometimes, I also have gel and sprinkles added to my hair. It means that I have to take off my hat, but I always have a lot of fun. A few years back, I watched a few very tiny children receive their first haircuts. They walked out with certificates, mouse ears, and a lot of smiles.

                    It's a fun place, and I think the price is reasonable. I am looking forward to stopping by the Barbershop on my up and coming August trip to WDW.
                    Last edited by Barbaraann; 04-20-2009, 01:47 PM.
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                    • #11
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                      I don't even like the BBB styles for girls -- so my vote would be Main St.

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                        Originally posted by Micoofy Duck View Post
                        The barber moment is a bonding experience meant to be captured on video and photos with 3 generations. Quite a moment and something I would regret passing up.
                        ditto and Barbaraann, OMG!!!! you are the coolest Grandma ever! I so wish my children had a GM like you.

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                          Originally posted by TDLFAN View Post
                          Well, this is the deal.. the BBB gals do NOT cut hair. The Barbers at the Barber shop DO cut hair for real.. and they can also add color sprinkles and other littlw thing that are way much cheaper than the overly priced BBB. Personally, I would take my child to SuperCuts and save the money they would otherwise overcharge you at Disney.
                          You're not really going specifically for the haircut, you're going for the fun and for the memories, especially in the OP's position. And when you think about it, $14-$17 for a haircut there vs Supercuts isn't a bad deal. I know my boys still still talk about when they got their haircut on Main Street and it's been 6 years since they did it. I'd say that makes it 100% worth it.



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                            Blue hair color... they do this on Main Street?


                            I guess I'm not understanding the fad of face painting and coloring hair at a Disney Park.


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                              Originally posted by sdmom View Post
                              ditto and Barbaraann, OMG!!!! you are the coolest Grandma ever! I so wish my children had a GM like you.
                              When I go to Disney World with my grandson, I feel as young as he is. We have a wonderful time. Sean is 16 now, and he probably won't want to do the barbershop thing anymore. Instead, we will find more fun, and make more memories.

                              As has been said, there's just something really special about getting a haircut on Main Street. My experience has been that the barbers really get into the spirit of the magic. With the clip of the scissor, and the sprinkles, and the cooperation while parents snap pictures, it is a fun time.

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                              • #16
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                                that's awesome, BA!



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                                • #17
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                                  Originally posted by TDLFAN View Post
                                  and they can also add color sprinkles
                                  Mmmm...color sprinkles...
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                                  • #18
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                                    Bu-bu-bu-bubu-but Bibbidi is already for boys!! At least that's what they're trying to tell us at Disneyland. :lol:

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                                      My son got a haircut during our trip in January and I remember being surprised at how cheap it was(sorry dont remember exact prices)....I was expecting to be charged a lot more simply b/c we were at Disney World but it wasn't bad. He did get the gel and all that. But beware, the gel takes ALL DAY to dry if it's put in thick, it's kind of a pain to deal with but makes a memory that's for sure!





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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Main St. Barber or Bibbidi for boy?

                                        Originally posted by dsnylndmom View Post
                                        You're not really going specifically for the haircut, you're going for the fun and for the memories, especially in the OP's position. And when you think about it, $14-$17 for a haircut there vs Supercuts isn't a bad deal. I know my boys still still talk about when they got their haircut on Main Street and it's been 6 years since they did it. I'd say that makes it 100% worth it.
                                        And that is the bottom line, what you get out of the experience. But the original poster asked for opinions and I gave mine. We don't have to agree on it, but it seems clear that the Main St barber shop is a better option, especially for little boys.
                                        Originally posted by mikelieman
                                        I don't even like the BBB styles for girls -- so my vote would be Main St.
                                        Me neither. All those hair ornaments, extensions and such.. no respectable Disney princess would ever go on the street looking like Felipe Rose from the Village People. When do we see Cinderella, Aurora or Snow wearing that crap on their hair?? Seems to me the whole BBB concept is simply there to push the Hannah Does Montana brand in your kids' faces. It's simply horrible and quite overpriced.
                                        Originally posted by yoyoflamingo
                                        Mmmm...color sprinkles...
                                        Just add fudge and whip cream and presto! Now your child looks like an ice cream sundae.

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