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Old 11-09-2011, 07:06 PM   #1
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BBB at downtown disney

DD 9 has an appt for BBB at MK. Now dd, just turned 12 decides she wants to do it. Calling daily hoping for a cancellation, but can't get one at MK. Can get the same time at Downtown Disney. We are going to the parks for 7 days so have plenty of extra time for a trip over there.... is it as magical??? or should I just tell dd 12 she should have decided earlier
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I personally think it's magical and maybe more so at DTD as they don't seem to be as busy/rushed as castle.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:34 PM   #3
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DD 9 has an appt for BBB at MK. Now dd, just turned 12 decides she wants to do it. Calling daily hoping for a cancellation, but can't get one at MK. Can get the same time at Downtown Disney. We are going to the parks for 7 days so have plenty of extra time for a trip over there.... is it as magical??? or should I just tell dd 12 she should have decided earlier
I can't imagine how upset she would be if her sister gets to go and she doesn't. I do agree she should have decided earlier but I don't think 12 year olds think about planning as much as we do. Boy I sound like I'm preaching. Sorry. I know how much my DD is looking forward to her appointment in December. Maybe you can make the appointment at DTD and keep trying to get one at MK. And if you can't maybe you can make some sort of game out of it. Or take them both to DTD and then go to MK. I hope that helps. And remember...
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:52 PM   #4
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12 is now the new age limit(so her last chance at it), so I hate to make her miss it... but I didn't want to be unfair to the 9 year old. In our 7 trips to WDW, we have never been to DTD, so that might be something new and fun too. OK, thanks for making me feel it is ok not to disappoint the 9 year old, lol. I want to do both of them at the same time, no sense making one wait while the other is getting it done. tks, love my dis friends.
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Having been to both with my daughter, I actually downtown Disney is more magical. They take much more time, isn't as rushed, isn't as crowded, and you go right next door to the photo pass studio to get your portraits done. Last year we were so excited to get a reservation at the castle. Aside from it being in the castle, which was obviously cool, it was disappointing. They took us 45 mins after our appt time, did the hair and nails in under 15 minutes, and it was so crowded at check in and check out it just wasn't fun. This year, my daughter asked to do pirates league because she said she did not want to do bbb again after the castle experience.
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Do it! Downtown Disney is a little slower paced... What fun if you split up, get both girls done, and then meet back at the castle in MK to see the results!
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We took a last-minute trip last month and I could only get my dd in at dtd. I was very hesitant b/c we love the castle and have only gone there, but it was important and our only option so we did it! It was great and my daughter was just happy getting a makeover. However...I like the castle better and wouldn't do dtd again unless we didn't have an option. With that said, I think your girls will still have a magical experience!

And if you've never been to dtd, you really should go! We love it!
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Do it! Downtown Disney is a little slower paced... What fun if you split up, get both girls done, and then meet back at the castle in MK to see the results!
It is a girls only trip(daddy doesn't do disney ) so I have to do them both together. I went ahead and took the DTD one. I will keep calling as he said he had two spots open for this coming Saturday at the MK so they get cancellations alot. They really want to do it the afternoon of the next to the last day so it will be in as we fly home to daddy. I never really tried for the morning of the day we leave, that might be an option too. Thanks everyone!
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