We’re big Disney fans in this house so when we were recently asked if we’d like to review Colours of the Sea Ariel we were just a little bit excited! I did a bit of research on the product before it arrived and quickly realised it’s a bath time toy – perfect for Florence as she absolutely loves a bath yet we have a very sad selection of toys for her to play with whilst she takes a soak.
As you can see Florence was beaming when she saw Ariel and I was surprised how big it is. It’s much bigger then some of her other Disney dolls and seemed like good value for the price.
The doll arrived before school so Florence was very patient and waited until the evening before opening her up. I’ve not seen Florence so excited for a long time – she was almost shaking with anticipation! I finally untied and cut Ariel from the packaging and handed her over. Florence didn’t realise Ariel lit up and sang so when I told her to press Ariels necklace she just stood there in awe as Ariel belted out all the classics from the film whilst her tail flashed in time with the music. What I love is that the doll sings quite loudly so even when it does go under water you can still hear it. There are 14 phrases in total and I guarantee after 24hrs of owning Ariel you’ll be singing all the songs too!
After dinner Florence was bouncing around the kitchen asking for a bath….I wonder why! We filled the bath and she asked for all her other toys to be taken out. Seems like there’s a new favourite toy on the block!
I thought we might have to dim the lights in the bathroom to see the lights but they were so bright, even under water.
Ariel also comes with Flounder, her fishy companion, which squirts water. Florence has found this particularly useful when sharing a bath with her little sister; Elsie.
Ariel takes three AAA batteries which are actually included when you purchase the doll so Ariel is ready to play with as soon as you are.
I was really impressed with this toy. All too often we buy toys for the kids and are left feeling like you really didn’t get a lot of your money but I’d recommend Colours of the Sea Ariel (RRP £34.99) to anyone with a child over the age of 3.
*I was sent Colours of the Sea Ariel for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.