Sunday, September 23, 2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
I’m often asked exactly why I love Disney so much. My initial answer is “The detail. There is detail in everything.” The obvious answer, however, is, “Who wouldn’t love a place whose primary function is to create enjoyable moments that make for lifelong memories?” This is one thing that sets Disney apart – at least in my humble opinion, from the other amusement parks dotted across the globe. Whereas amusement parks may make for a good time, and even some memories, the Disney details allow for truly, well, magical moments.
Now, I realize that there are some extra special moments in your life, or in the lives of your children, that may indeed be magical unto themselves. Getting engaged, graduating, obtaining a driver’s license, getting or losing a first tooth, and a first hair cut rank among so many others. The neat thing is that, in many instances, these special moments can be enhanced with Disney Magic.
Such is the case with a small shop located around town square, nestled between the fire station and the Emporium on Main Street USA. The Harmony Barber Shop may be one of the best kept secrets of WDW. Sure, many guests know about its existence, but so many others are unaware of this hidden treasure. The Harmony Barber Shop is reminiscent of a turn of the century barber shop, complete with three stations that are ready for you take a seat.
This is the perfect place for a child’s first haircut. In fact, if your child receives his or her first haircut, he or she will also receive Mickey Mouse stickers, a little pixie dust, a certificate, and a pair of Mouse Ears that proudly proclaim “First Haircut”. I highly recommend partaking in this monumental moment in such a special place.
Already experienced your first haircut? No worries, licensed hairstylists are available to give you a trim and a memorable experience of your own. Haircuts range from $14 - $20, once again proving that not everything in WDW is overpriced.
Don’t need a haircut? There are still many special treats you may like. Colored hair gel and pixie dust, the image of one prominent Disney character shaved in closely cropped hair, or even a mustache trim are all available for very little charge. So, just find the barber pole out front, step in and step back to a simpler time, and have a seat; but get there as early as possible, because there may be a wait. Though it is worth it!