Disclosure: We were sent free products for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
To celebrate the release of Disney’s The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition on Blu-ray, JAKKS Pacific has launched “Ariel’s Musical Surprise” app. The app utilizes patented DreamPlay iD recognition technology to identify 2D images and 3D objects and interacts to with select Little Mermaid toys to enhance at-home play while also offering fun game play on its own. How cool is that?!!
When the app is played with select Little Mermaid toys, Ariel’s beautiful underwater world and iconic music from the film come to life! Children can explore Ariel’s grotto, paint and decorate fish under the sea, and create and play music. The graphics are incredible and 3D game play rendering allows for a unique and truly magical experience never before available.
My daughter loves this play set and even enjoys playing with it without the app. These items came just in time for her birthday this year. She loves Ariel and this is one of her favorite Disney movies so you can imagine the huge smile on her face when we gave this to her that morning. She loves to play dress up and pretend so the dress was perfect for her.
It lights up and plays music which makes it even more exciting for her to play with. All the musical instruments that are included in the box makes it easy to play together with friends and siblings. As a matter of fact, as soon as she opened the box, she gave each one of us (her dad, sisters, and I) an instrument to play with. We immediately made our own music together and became her private band. So much fun!! At one point we alternated instruments so everyone could play each one at least once.
If you have an iPad with a camera, this would be a great gift for your little one to experience. The “Ariel’s Musical Surprise” app is FREE to download in the iTunes app store. Children can also experience fun game play through in-app purchases, without the need to purchase additional products. We didn’t have an iPad with a camera so we weren’t able to check out the cool features of the app. However, the dress up and play items are still fun without it. The girls enjoyed hours of birthday fun while playing dress up and pretend. It was just like they were in the actual movie singing “Under the Sea” and the other many exciting songs they love. Thanks Jakks Pacific for providing us with these items to review. They are a huge hit!!