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Old 07-08-2016, 06:14 PM   #1
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BBB - Best Location?

Finally taking our 5 year old princess to BBB. DH & I keep debating which location makes the best experience for our girl. I understand that both Disney Springs & Magic Kingdom are great options. Just want to get the best experience as this event will likely be a one timer. My heart says hold out for MK but DH just wants to book DS and know that the ressie is done. Any help would be appreciated.
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What are you planning on doing afterwards - a Princess meal or nothing? I know a lot of people do the BBB boutique and then do the meal. Abby was never into doing that so we never did but I would think that your daughter will get more comments from CM's in the park than at Disney Springs if that's what is important.
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We are primarily planning for Photopass opportunities. Not really planning a meal. CRT would be a great option but a ressie is unrealistic as we are about a month out.
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We are primarily planning for Photopass opportunities. Not really planning a meal. CRT would be a great option but a ressie is unrealistic as we are about a month out.
No, it's not unrealistic at all. It is actually possible but you'd have to keep trying if you're not successful at first. Even just visiting the Princesses in Fairytale Hall after BBB might be exciting for your little girl if the meal doesn't work out
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We too are doing BBB for what is most likely our first and only time. I booked the castle because I think our DD (4) will love to do anything in the castle. We're having dinner at BOG that night and have a fp for Rapunzel, good enough for me! Having said all that, if they don't have any appointments available at the castle location, I'd book the Disney Springs one. At least you'll have something scheduled.
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Another thing to weigh is whether or not you want to use a day of your park ticket if you do BBB in the Magic Kingdom.

As for Disney Springs, the walk is now quite far from the bus stop to Once Upon a Toy which is where BBB is now located. There is a Photopass location at Disney Springs that can be utilized for some professional photos after the session that can be added to you Photopass account--I'm assuming you have Memory Maker. I am not aware of a similar Photopass location at Magic Kingdom.

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Thank you for all the great responses. As of now, I have a spot reserved in the evening at MK. Not thrilled with the time slot but hope to modify to an earlier time in the day. I just wish that I was able to check online for availability rather than making a call.
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Another thing to weigh is whether or not you want to use a day of your park ticket if you do BBB in the Magic Kingdom.

As for Disney Springs, the walk is now quite far from the bus stop to Once Upon a Toy which is where BBB is now located. There is a Photopass location at Disney Springs that can be utilized for some professional photos after the session that can be added to you Photopass account--I'm assuming you have Memory Maker. I am not aware of a similar Photopass location at Magic Kingdom.

Good luck with your decision.
Can you tell me more about the Photopass location for professional photos? I was not aware of this option. DH & I were just planning for pics with the Castle, Main St etc... Are the professional pics included with the BBB or is this at an additional fee?
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Can you tell me more about the Photopass location for professional photos? I was not aware of this option. DH & I were just planning for pics with the Castle, Main St etc... Are the professional pics included with the BBB or is this at an additional fee?
There is a Photopass location at Disney Springs which includes an area to take portraits. They have a lovely white bench and background. There is no fee. We have often had portraits taken there as a family and when we were at WDW just last week and stopped by the location to ask a question, several families came in and asked to have their photos taken--no problem. All of the photos get added to their Photopass account.
Here's more information: http://toddjodybrent.blogspot.com/20...-downtown.html

And, now that Guest Services has moved out the location, we were told by a Photopass photographer, that Photopass will be expanding and using the space for more portrait opportunities.
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