I was thinking more about this recent idea that would expand the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (BBB) menu to include Star Wars hairstyles and decided we should take it a step further. Why not provide the opportunity for someone to feel like a prince or princess any day of the week no matter where they live?
Disney has global experience in the retail space (a sound foundation for opening a Disney chain of bakeries, as I mentioned in this post). Disney could also capitalize on this retail experience by bringing BBB across the country, perhaps in the form of a full-service salon and spa that can pamper guests of all ages. Adults can book appointments during daytime hours while the kiddos are at school. The BBB could handle children’s birthday parties on the weekends. There is an opportunity here to bring in significant additional revenue using a concept that is already quite popular at the parks and on Disney Cruise Line.
If that might be too risky, consider a modified version of this idea. Maybe Disney could convert part of each of their Disney Stores across the country into a small salon to begin offering the BBB menu. This way, they wouldn’t even need to rent additional space, like they would for a bakery -they’d just have to reduce store inventory and hire additional employees to handle BBB appointments.
I’ll be back with more ideas on Monday, as I’m entertaining out-of-town guests for the next few days. In the meantime, I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment and let me know if you’d like to see a version of Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in your neighborhood.