Parents of girls beware. During your Walt Disney World vacation, you may discover that your daughter has a heretofore unknown skill, hair wrap radar: the ability to spot a hair wrap stand from a hundred yards away. Here are some pointers to help you cope with her new found talent.
Wrap stand at the Wilderness Lodge
Um, what’s a “hair wrap”?
It’s an embellishment for your hair. A stylist wraps colorful string (like embroidery floss) around a small section of hair. Usually guests can choose three or four colors from about a dozen choices. Beads may be added for extra flair.
Where are the hair wrap stands located?
Hair wrap stands are poolside at many of the resorts including Wilderness Lodge, Beach Club, Grand Floridian, Caribbean Beach and Port Orleans. There are also wrap stands on the Boardwalk, at Downtown Disney, and in the Animal Kingdom near the entrance to Camp Mickey Minnie. In my experience, these stands come and go with some regularity. You may find these locations temporarily shuttered or that others have popped up in different locations. If you’re trying to find one, stop by the concierge desk at your resort and they can call to confirm locations before you make a special trip somewhere.
Is there an age requirement for hair wrapping?
No. Your child must be able to sit still on a stool while the wrap is being applied, but otherwise there are no age restrictions. This may make it a good alternative treat for guests who are too young or too old for the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. The BBB will only serve guests ages 3-12. My own daughters had this done several times when they were two years old.
Stand at Port Orleans Riverside
Read the rest of this entry »