Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique coming to Cinderella Castle (Orlando Sentinel)

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  1. crazy4wdw

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    Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
     
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  3. ChrisFL

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    I still don't like the idea, Arribas Bros and the other Disney art portion were much nicer IMO, but I knew this was probably happening for some time.
     
  4. Another Voice

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    Does this give anyone else get an icky Jon Bennet Ramsey feeling about all of this?
     
  5. mrsR123

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    That's essentially what I said when the first one opened up; I think the whole thing leans a little to close to objectifying little children.

    I'm okay with a little dress up-- but yeesh.
     
  6. daber

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    I just don't get this second location....."Honey, we just spent $xxx for park tickets, lets not do the rides/shows but spend a few hours in a hair salon that we could do on a non-park day at DTD"
     
  7. HarambeGuy

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    I expect this will be a big moneymaker, but I agree with AV that the whole thing is kinda creepy. Getting a haircut in a barber shop with old-fashioned decorations is one thing. I see this as the difference between sharing a special vacation with your child and telling them that they are, in fact, the center of the universe.

    I think it also underscores the difference in attitudes between boy and girl children. Boys are given pirate swords and allowed to go play. Girls are dressed up like Madame Alexander dolls and fawned over for just sitting and being cute. But I digress...
     
  8. Another Voice

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    What's also very interesting is the message Disney used to send out. Look at the heroines from Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocohantas and Mulan. All those movies were very much about young women creating their own lives, following their own interests, making themselves happy.

    Now, in the last couple years, it's all about being a "princess" - the only important thing for a girl is to look pretty. Instead of taking part of an adventure with Areil or reading like Belle - girls get made up to look like dolls and have no value themseleves: a little girl's value is measured by the amount of money spent on her.

    The Disney Heroine has gone from Mulan defending her family to Paris Hilton demanding daddy's credit card. How sad.
     
  9. ChrisFL

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    funny, yet scary at the same time. I think you nailed it.
     
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    You hit it right on the head and that's how I feel as well. I understand the whole princess thing but it can be taken too far, IMO. I've seen pictures of those little girls come out of that boutique all done up and wonder how it can be considered a good thing. I got that Jon Bennet Ramsey feeling as well.
     
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    What's also very interesting is the message Disney used to send out. Look at the heroines from Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocohantas and Mulan. All those movies were very much about young women creating their own lives, following their own interests, making themselves happy.


    Yes but eventually they all got to wear some great "dress" along the way. I wouldn't put it in the league of the pageants, where kids are dressed up for every pedophille to gauk over, but moreso Disney finding another way of stripping parents of another $250.00.
     
  12. Grumpy_Disney_Dad

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    I have no problem shelling out $40 bucks for my daughter to get her hair and nails done at DTD especially since we visited the barber shop last time we were there and she loved it. Yes going the whole 9 yards with the gown is IMHO a bit exorbitant but to each their own. Little girls have been playing dress up for years before anyone ever heard of Jon Benet Ramsey, so I dont see where that is really a fair comparison.

    What does disturb me is that WDW is shoving great artisans out of the park in order to clone something already available on property. It just smacks me as serving to the lowest common denominator again (much like the restaurant menus). I have no problem some sparkles and some hairspray but when will DIsney realize that it is not everyones dream to be american idolized
     
  13. ChrisFL

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    Yep. I became good friends with Eddie, the cartoonist who's usually in the back of the current shop, he said they were planning to move him back to Main St. in the former cinema I think?

    Plus Arribas Bros has 2 other places in MK, but still, I go into the castle expecting to find nice stuff like they have now.
     
  14. MasterShake

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    I agree with you on this one, they plaster way too much makeup and hairspray on these little girls. I'm cool with the dresses, nails, and maybe a cute little hairdo;the make-up does remind me of those creepy pageants.
     
  15. Grumpy_Disney_Dad

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    Thanks for that info Chris I didnt realize that Arribas Bros had 2 other shops. It just seems like their shop was a natural fit to be located in the castle
     
  16. CanadianGuy

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    Well.. mark it on your calendars.. Today's the day the "Who Woulda Thunk Three Would Agree" Trifecta pays off today..

    I agree with both of you on this one.. A little too creepy for me!

    Knox
     
  17. Another Voice

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    You two are going to force me to change my opinion just so I can remain the hated evil outcast!
     
  18. mitros

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    Ahh, your just paranoid AV, your not considered the hated evil outcast........or are you?;)
     
  19. CanadianGuy

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    I don't always agree with some of your conclusions -- but I absolutely respect your in-depth knowledge of the history, context.. all things Disney etc.

    Ooh wait.. I can use this smilie on the RUMORs board finally.. :grouphug:

    (chuckle)

    Knox
     
  20. *NikkiBell*

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    Arribas Bros is leaving? Is this new boutique going in the shop that you would enter on the LEFT as you walk from Main Street into the castle??? What a shame if so!
     

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