Disney Princess Little Kingdom Review
This playset is portable and easy to carry around
The castle does not belong to one princess but incorporates elements from different fairy tales
Great design with many places for storage of snap-in accessories
3 inches dolls from the Little Kingdom line can fit in the castle
The accessories are really tiny and can get lost
How it works
Kids love stories for many reasons among which the possibility of becoming anyone they would like to be -a princess or a prince in a magical kingdom so they can unleash their imagination as much as they like and enjoy playing or re-creating stories. Disney world of stories full of kings and evil queens, princesses and princes, kingdoms and castles, spells and happy endings are one of the most popular and loved by kids. There are no limits of kids’ fantasies and imagination in the world of stories, which is actually very beneficial for the development of kids’ creativity through play. Having that in mind, the manufacturer Hasbro once again has designed a toy that encourages kids to widen their imagination and explore their creativity. Today we are looking at a Disney Princess Castle by Hasbro that is so much more than just a home of the princesses because now kids can put all the princesses inside of this little kingdom together with all the princesses’ and kingdom’s staff and take this castle wherever they go with them and create many magical stories on the go.
What inside this set?
This outfit is removable and if you have more than one doll from this line you can mix and match the outfits with the other dolls. In addition to the outfit of the doll there is a very small bow that can be snapped for example in Cinderella’s dress or it can be put in some of the storage boxes that are part of the castle. There is also a clock and one glass slipper that go with Cinderella’s story.
All these three accessories can be snapped in one of the many holes inside the castle specially designed to hold these and other similar accessories. So there is only one princess with her outfit and all the remaining princesses can be purchased additionally. The castle comes also with a vanity for the Cinderella that can be put inside one of the four rooms of the castle. The castle is with dimension 2X22X13.5 inches, which is a good size since this toy is designed to be portable and makes it easy for storing because there is no need for lots of space.
Right next to the handle there is a blue clock that shows the time and the time is almost midnight so this clearly indicates the connection to the story of Cinderella. Under the clock there is a yellowish window that belongs to the tower where Rapunzel was kept locked. Right at the bottom of the house, there are three beautiful roses as a decorative element to the castle and of course for Bell's story from the Beauty and the Beast.
In the middle of the castle there is a cute door that leads the princesses into their home. Above the door there is a nice window with balcony and curtains wide open so you can take a peek inside the castle. In addition, there are three other elements that connect the castle with the stories. On the left side of the door there is an incredibly small window inserted into a red apple part of the Snow White's house in the woods and two other windows of this castle with decorations, one with a small shell belonging to Ariel, the little mermaid and the other reminds of a small cute cup or the character called Chip that many kids love from the castle of the Beauty and the Beast.
The front side is really nice and compact and all the decorative elements are nicely incorporated and represent a whole.
It also features some small windows with crown designs on them and they can be opened but when you open them there is just a drawing and decorative pieces like Cinderella's glass shoe can be hanged on the front part of this window because there are small holes designed for this. The other side is painted in one single color but it still contains many interesting details that feature elements from Disney's stories such as Rapunzel's hair, the towers from Jasmine's castle or Grandmother Willow the talking tree from Pocahontas as well as other decorative elements from the stories of Mulan and Merida.
The other inner part of the house features four rooms again with different elements of various stories which really make the castle a home to all princesses and not a home just for one princess. The rooms are decorated with wallpaper that has a range of bright and vibrant colors and pictures of furniture or things that belong to one of the 11 princesses. It looks like all the princess left something behind- there are Snow white's apples on the table, Rapunzel's art studio, Bell's books, Cinderella's bed, Merida's arrows, and many other details.
The pretend staircase that leads from the first to the second floor can be used as a place for storage of the tiny accessories and each staircase is actually a small box for storing. This set comes with a small box for Cinderella and one glass shoe so you can put these in here and all the accessories and outfits from the other dolls in this line - Little Kingdom, can be mixed and matched so when you purchase for example additional set with princesses you get also other accessories.
The storage boxes also have small holes on the front part where you can snap some accessories or decorations. The set also comes with a vanity where Cinderella can sit and there is a sticker for reflective mirror and again many small holes around the vanity's mirror for storing some more accessories.
Portability and Carrying case
Both kids and parents like the concept of play and carry and many of the users appreciate the fact that this toy does not require any batteries so it does not produce any sounds or music. The Play 'n Carry Castle from the line of Disney Princess Little Kingdom is a castle that now serves more than the usual function -a home for the princesses. It is great the kids can take the princesses’ home and carry it with them so it can be a great playset when you are traveling with kids on longer journeys.
Who is it for?
Although this castle comes only with Cinderella this set will be especially enjoyed by kids who may already have or collect the dolls from the line of Little Kingdom. The playset is recommended for kids who like Disney stories and it is great for pretend play so you would enjoy the many benefits that come out of it. It is a toy that will surely attract kids’ attention and it engages kids into independent play and keeps them busy.
Imaginary play and entertainment
There are also some interactive features that can be used for fine motor skills development such as the chandelier that kids can spin, or the many storage small boxes that the little hands can open, snap accessories and open and close the door on the castle. The castle offers unlimited possibilities for imaginary play.
Cinderella also comes with her own outfit that can be removed and three other accessories that can be used to beautify her. The castle offers many boxes and drawers for storage of the tiny accessories so it will be a nice place for storing small accessories. The castle is made of sturdy plastic and there are very few complaints regarding the quality of this product. This toy will be an ideal gift for kids who love Disney stories and Disney princesses and is a set that inspires kids to create their own stories and develop their creativity through imaginary play.