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First Haircut At Disney’s Harmony Barber Shop

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Getting A First Haircut at Disney World

We went to Disney World for my birthday this year and it was our five-month-old baby’s first visit. For a baby, he has a ton of hair! I thought it would be fun and memorable to have his first haircut done at Disney World.

Harmony Barber Shop

If you didn’t know, Magic Kingdom actually has a barber shop on Main Street. You probably haven’t noticed it tucked away on the left side of the entrance near the barn where parades and the horse carriages come in and out of. Harmony Barber Shop is a cute little shop with three salon chairs and friendly barbers. It is actually kind of deal for Disney. At $18.00 for a Child’s Haircut, $19.00 for an Adult Haircut and $25.00 for the My First Haircut package it really isn’t any much more than I would have paid elsewhere for his hair to get cut. The My First Haircut package comes with a printed certificate of bravery, a pair of commemorative Mickey ears with “My First Haircut” embroidered on the back and a clipping of hair in a mesh bag to take home. The little ears cost almost that much at the store next door.

First Hairtcut at Disney World Harmony Barbershop

Our Child’s First Haircut

Once I found out when we would be going to the Magic Kingdom (around two months before) I called to make an appointment and got one for noon. My son is so young, so I was extremely nervous leading up to the appointment. It’s not typical for a 5-month-old to get his haircut so I had no idea how he would handle it and how the barbers would be with him.

First Hairtcut at Disney World Harmony Barbershop

We arrived for his appointment about 10-15 minutes before our scheduled appointment to check in. We used this time to take some photos and get him situated, check his diapers, etc. There were people of all ages kids, adults and even other babies getting haircuts and the Barbers were calm and had toys to make it a fun experience for the kids.

First Hairtcut at Disney World Harmony Barbershop

Once it was his turn our barber, Susan, sat him on a little booster and my husband held him along with a little spinning Mickey. (His barber is actually the woman in all the advertisements and the website for Harmony Barber Shop, which I think is really cool!) She asked what style we wanted and then quickly got to work. She was so talented! The second he would move she was prepared and didn’t miss a beat anticipating every squirm. His haircut took about 15 minutes and afterword she took photos for us and gave us a little certificate, the ears, and a hair clipping to take home. She did a fantastic job with his cut and I really think our baby had fun. He loved the toy and all the extra hugs and kisses after!

First Hairtcut at Disney World Harmony Barbershop

Overall it was a wonderful experience and I can’t wait to take him back to get his haircut again there in the future! They also offer “Pixie Dust” for older kids and adults. Lots of people stop by to get “a little Pixie Dust” sprinkled on their heads. So, if you don’t get a haircut you can also just pop in for a little sparkle.

First Hairtcut at Disney World Harmony Barbershop

Harmony Barbershop Tips

  • Try to get a reservation first. Call 407-939-7529 to get a reservation up to 180 days ahead. You can always try to walk-in. I saw two people walk-in just while we were there and get times to come back later in the day.
  • If you walk in and there is a wait you can always go ride some rides or see a show while you wait.
  • Even the littlest baby can get a haircut, so don’t worry that your child is too young or too old! They cut hair for all ages.
  • You can save money with the My First Haircut package as it comes with Mickey ears, so no need to buy those elsewhere in the park.
  • Arrive with clean hair, they may dampen hair with water, but they will not wash hair before the haircut.
  • You only need 15-30 minutes in total, so it won’t take a big chunk of your park day!
  • Make sure you have a camera (or charged phone) ready for lots of pictures!

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DIY Magic Band Decals

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Whether you are planning your first trip to Walt Disney World or your 100th, you’ve likely seen or heard that Disney uses something called a Magic Band as an all in one source for your park ticket, room key, reservations, photos, fast passes and even a credit card to use on in park purchases. Basically, everything for your vacation is linked on this one little waterproof wristband.

If you book a stay at one of the Walt Disney World resorts your entire party will receive a magic band by mail at least 30 days prior to your vacation. You can also choose to buy your own magic band and Disney sells many different ones. I now have about 10 different magic bands. I like to make these personalized magic band decals with my Cricut die cut machine. They add a little personality and then I can tell my bands apart.

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Make Your Own Vinyl Decals for Disney Magic Bands Decals with Cricut

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There are many places you can buy vinyl decals such as Etsy if you do not want to make your own vinyl decals. I love any excuse to use my Cricut, so I make them for myself, friend’s, and family. This is a pretty (more…)

RunDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

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What to Expect on your RunDisney Trip!

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Packing for a RunDisney Trip – Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

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Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend is almost here! Everything is booked, the trip planning is complete, the race outfit is ready to go, my training is almost over. It’s time to start planning what I will pack. When it comes to packing, I either over pack by a substantial amount or I under pack by a substantial amount. I stress over every item I put in my bag and have nightmares that I forgot half of it. This stress is even worse when it comes to any of my Disney vacations. Packing for RunDisney events is no different. * This post may contain affiliate links, if you make a purchase after clicking these links we will be compensated.

What To Pack For A RunDisney Weekend

Packing for Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

My packing list is quite extensive, as I plan to have everything I could possibly need and then some. We are also staying at Disney from Thursday to Monday afternoon, so my list may be longer than you will need. I am flying Southwest with free checked bags. We use the Disney Magical Express. With this transportation service, Disney will deliver my bags to our hotel. This time around we will be staying at All Star Movies.

Every item you need to purchase upon arrival will cost you possibly triple the cost extra. For any Disney vacation, a packing list is essential. I have included in this list what I will be (more…)

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