In mid-December 2011, something changed for our family. Our house became THE house that other families wanted to visit. Not that our friends ever avoided our home, but we learned that a few kids were begging their parents to visit us.
I have a pretty strong feeling that the sudden interest in our home wasn’t really because they wanted to socialize with my family or me. It’s because they wanted to play with Haiden and Piper. More importantly, they wanted to play with this:
Can you blame them? We received the Mattel Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle and two Disney Princess 2-in-1 dolls to review, and I definitely wasn’t the only one who was excited about it!
About the Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle:
This enchanting castle features three stories of themed rooms, each tailored to an iconic Disney princess.
Girls can retell favorite fairytales from their own perspective with these fun & fabulous play areas:
- Tiana’s kitchen, perfect for pretend cooking
- Belle’s dining room, with “magically” moving character friends
- Jasmine’s elevator, which is really a “magic” carpet waiting to whisk her from floor to floor
- Ariel’s bathroom, complete with bubble sounds and a seashell tub; Snow White’s vanity, with a “magic mirror” showing her beloved prince in the reflection
- Sleeping Beauty’s bedroom, where fairy godmothers spin above the bed
- Cinderella’s staircase, where she can glide down before midnight (but she’s left her glass slipper behind)!
At the very top of the castle, there’s a spinning, musical dance floor perfect for wishing upon a star and dancing the night away. It’s the quintessential place for living happily ever after!
All those amazing features kept both Piper and Haiden busy for a long, long time. It wasn’t a competition, but Haiden lost interest first, opting to go back to his favorite cars and trains. Piper, however, stayed in front of the castle for over an hour. I’d catch her “tucking in” the princesses in Sleeping Beauty’s special bed and giving the princesses baths in the big seashell bathtub!
The set comes with over 50 play pieces including furniture, flatware, fixtures and many more adorable objects. Many of those pieces measure less than an inch square, so they’re way too small for Piper (the guidelines do state that the toy is intended for kids ages 3 and up). So all those tiny pieces have been stashed away until she’s a little bigger. On the plus side, she’s certainly not missing them!
As a mom, my favorite thing about the Disney Ultimate Dream Castle is seeing how much Piper likes to play “pretend” with all the dolls, rooms and bigger play pieces. She must be practicing to be a future interior decorator, because I constantly observe her meticulously moving the furniture from one room to another, arranging it just so, then fixing it if anything shifts or tips over.
Another nice thing about the castle is that it definitely appeals to a wide range of ages. Piper is 2 and a half, and she thinks it’s great. My niece, Tia, is 6 and she probably would have moved in with me when we showed her the castle for the first time. Even two other family friends who are 12 and 13 years old thoroughly enjoyed playing castle games with Haiden and Piper.
There’s a definite Wow Factor with this toy. It stands over 3 feet tall. You can see from the above picture that it’s several inches taller than Piper when she’s standing up! With all the bright colors and fun accessories, everyone who has come in our front door has been excited to see everything the castle can do!
I can’t imagine any little girl who wouldn’t be thrilled to play with the Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle. If Haiden, my boy who lives and breathes for cars and trains, can spend time every day exploring the castle, then I think any child would be happily entertained with this castle!
You can purchase the Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle for $144.99. It’s available at Amazon, Target.com or Mattel.com
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Janell Poulette says
Ariels room sounds cool!
megan h says
My daughter would love this!!!
Jefri Cook says
She would love very top balcony!
My daughter would probably love Tiana’s Kitchen the most… she loves to pretend cook ALL the time.
Anne Loyd says
My daughter would love the kitchen!
Mary Beth Elderton says
I think Tiana’s kitchen
daniel healey says
The kitchen, my daughter is always in the kitchen.
Absolutely love Disney princess
Sylvia White says
The bathroom as she loves the tub
April G says
My kids would love Ariel’s bathroom, since they love splashing around in the tub!
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Candie L says
I like the bathroom area. THank you
E. G. says
My girls would love this
Karen R says
She would love Ariel’s bathroom,with bubble sounds and a seashell tub.
angela dupree says
Jasmine’s elevator, which is really a “magic” carpet waiting to whisk her from floor to floor
My daughters love sound effects, they would like Ariel’s bathroom the best!
My daughter would probably like Tiana’s kitchen the best b/c she loves to “cook.”
My daughter was just asking about this today!
Amanda joy says
I’m not sure since she’s only a baby!
My daughter would probably love the awesome staircase!
Carol W says
She would love the staircase!
Megan Cawley says
My DD would love Ariel’s bathroom!
Cynthia Purser says
My daughter would love Ariel’s bathroom!
My toddler would love Jasmine’s elevator.
Gabriela McNiel says
My one and only grand baby girl would love this!
Gabriela McNiel says
And i’d say the balcony would be her fave!
My daughter would love the Belle dining room with the magical moving friends.
Samantha C. says
My daughter would love Ariel’s bathroom.
My daughter already knows who Belle and Rapunzel are (my daughter is actually watching Beauty and the Beast as I type this) so I think it’s obvious that my daughter would love Belle’s dining room.
Sherrie Cruson says
My granddaughter would love Belle’s Dining Room
Belle’s Dining room would be the favorite!
Judy Bradley says
It would have to be Belle’s dining room or Aurora’s bedroom as these are her current favorites
Brittany Beliveau says
Jennifer h says
Emily J. says
My daughter would LOVE Ariel’s bathroom and Jasmine’s elevator!
As a Grandmother to the cutest little 2 1/2 -yr old that is pure joy in my life. I can not think of a better birthday gift 3/28 for this little girl. It would put a smile on both of our faces…
Vickie Couturier says
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Cinderella would be the favorite here!
crystle tellerday says
Katy P says
My daughter would love the big staircase!
Jamie Brigham says
Either Cinderella or Ariel themed Castle definitely personally I would choose them all LOL
amy pugmire says
my daughter would love ariel. she is obsessed
Kristen Schmitt Hernandez says
I think my daughter would love Jasmine’s elevator or Cinderellas Staircase.. both sound like a lot of fun to play with !
Alison Flores says
My daughter would probably like Tiana’s kitchen best!
Awesome! My daughter would love Belle. 🙂
Thanks for the opportunity!
Terri S. says
I think Belle’s Dining Room would be my granddaughter’s favorite area of the castle. 🙂
Kimberly Schotz says
my daughter loves the staircase
Jennie Swencki says
My daughters would love Jasmine’s elevator
Definitely Ariel’s bathroom. Thanks for the chance 🙂
Erin Ringwald says