Ultimate Dream Castle
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What It Is
The Ultimate Dream Castle is inspired by nine favorite Disney Princesses. It comes with more than 50 different play pieces. Ring the doorbell and enter Tiana's kitchen with different cooking and baking accessories. Next to that is Belle's Be Our Guest dining room with Mrs. Potts on her teacart. Kids can even make Lumiere, the candelabra, and the tablecloths twirl on the dining room table. Take Jasmine's Magic Carpet Ride up to the second story and enter Ariel's Under the Sea bathroom. The toilet makes bubbling noises. Snow White's vanity room has a mirror that, when turned over, shows a picture of Snow White and her prince. Sleeping Beauty's bedroom comes furnished with a comfy bed and closet. And on Cinderella's staircase, kids can make Cinderella glide down the stairs. Cinderella might lose her glass slipper again with the slipper that pops up from the stairs. On top of the castle is the Wish Upon a Star rooftop where the dolls can stand and look out at the stars. The Ultimate Dream Castle is three feet tall. No dolls are included.
Why It’s Fun
The Ultimate Dream Castle is a huge playset that Disney Princess fans will love. It incorporates something about each of the nine princesses in really clever ways—Jasmine's Magic Carpet Ride elevator, Cinderella's pop-up glass slipper on the staircase. This is a great collector's item. It also offers a lot of imaginative princess play for kids.
Who It’s For
The Ultimate Dream Castle is for ages 3 and up. There's a lot of play value for kids, but the great detail will make adult Disney Princess collectors want to add this to their collection.
What to Be Aware of
It takes between 20 and 30 minutes to assemble the Ultimate Dream Castle.
Two AA batteries are required, but not included.