First haircuts are special for every child and parent, but imagine how special it could be at the Magic Kingdom. Having that first haircut at the Magic Kingdom is totally possible at the Main Street Barber Shop, located just to the right of City Hall if you are facing City Hall. I had heard of this and seen pictures of it, but had never experienced it first hand until May 2010 when we took our sweet grandson.
We got there about 9:15 am and there was already a small line. Several children were in the chairs with people filming the hair cuts and hair decorations. Some were getting their hair in a princess-do complete with glitter spray while some were there for first haircuts like we were. Every child that left there felt special and every parent that left there was smiling ear-to-ear because their little sweetheart had been treated like a prince or princess.
There were three cast members working that morning and going super fast but paying special attention to each child and posing for pictures when asked. When it was our turn, Little Man was a little confused as to why he had to sit there. He was only 9 months old but had a head full of hair and it really needed cutting so we planned that trip just for his haircut. As soon as he sat down, the cast member began placing Mickey stickers all over him. What a sight he was! Notice the stickers on his toes!
When she was done, our little prince got his crown, a pair of Mickey ears with "First Haircut" on the back. He was moving too much trying to get them off of his handsome new haircut for me to get a good picture of him with them on his head though. His new friend, the cast member, carefully packaged up a lock of his freshly cut hair and gave that to his mom along with a certificate about his most regal occassion. The cast members all waved by to him, and he returned the wave as I was paying for his haircut.
I would have expected to pay $10-$25 for a haircut at a normal barber shop, but this one was special. We got the Mickey ears hat, the certificate, the fun with all the pictures and video, and the wrapped lock of hair and the total bill was less than $20 before the tip. If it would have been three times as much, it would have still been worth it! This may be my most frugally fun tip at Disney World other than the list of free things to do.
When we have another little prince or princess in the family, I'm sure we will continue this tradition. It certainly made for an event to remember!