Face painting at Walt Disney World can be a lot of fun! I love seeing the kids walking around all dolled up, you can tell they are feeling fine! Face painting is also a great cheaper alternative to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and the Pirates League.
Face painting at Walt Disney World is actually an outsourced service. The company that does the painting does almost all of the faces at every theme park in Orlando, so you know they have to be good (especially since Disney hires them)! The price ranges from about $8.00-$20.00 depending on what design you or your child chooses. My daughter always seems to choose the mid range designs and we have never spent more than $12.00. What is great here is that they have both boy and girl designs so you can get your little ones all dolled up in the same location. That makes it easier than running back and forth between the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and the Pirates League!
The artists that work inside the face painting booths are great! I personally have never seen a bad design walk out from under the tents! They are able to crank the designs out so quickly, it is not going to take much time out of your day at all! Something else I really liked about the face painting option was that the artist asked me if it was okay to put the lipstick on my daughter. Now I have absolutely no problem with her wearing full on makeup, in fact she has a very full container of makeup in her room, but I know some parents are against little ones looking so grown up! So you are able to opt out of the lips if its something you normally try to avoid.
Now I know what you are thinking, Jackie — it is almost summer. You mean to tell me you are encouraging me to get my childs face painted in the midst of the Florida heat? But get this! The paint that they use is more like dry stage makeup so it almost dries to the touch instantly. Now while I would discourage heavy face rubbing, my daughter has touched and bumped hers without smearing.
And here is the best part- Be sure to save your receipt stub because throughout the day you can come back for touch ups!
Who knew right!? I love to take my daughter back to the tent where we had hers done right before we go to dinner and have them touch it up. They also add lots more glitter and make her feel super snazzy! I’m telling you these artists are first class!
If you are wondering where you should get the face painting done, no worries! You can find a face painting tent in every park and at Downtown Disney! But if you are asking me where I would recommend I would suggest the tent by Ghiradelli at Downtown Disney. Normally the manager can be found hanging out down there and he is really nice! If you are lucky he might even paint your child – and he is the best! The people that work the booths are really nice and work if its hot or cold, so remember to treat them well and give them a tip if you see fit! They will and can gladly accept them!
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