This doll is cool. At first I didn’t read the directions and horrified our Little Princess by putting Ariel in the tub, making the designs on her tail vanish.
So you know: blow-drying Ariel while praying the designs re-appear will not work, ice water will. (Thank you, Internet).
We set up one icy bowl, one warm. Designs on, designs off! Fun! This Ariel even has what appear to be tummy tatts (we told LP they were obviously “temporary”). Ariel Bath Doll, about $29.00
We personally don’t own this beautiful doll … because she sings.
We do own a singing Ariel, her signature song is a series of very loud, melodious notes.
(She was a gift).
As a big fan of the Diamond Castle Movie, I’m sure Liana’s songs are lovely, especially when sung in your friend’s playroom Liana Doll $9.99.
Our Little Princess is nuts about this. She brings it in the bath every night and demands I put Barbie’s pink-streaked hair into a pony tail. This has prompted our LP to want pink hair (not sure if that’s a good thing).
The tail doesn’t actually “Move like she’s swimming” as it says in the ad, but if you squeeze Barbie’s hips, she flaps her tail. Little P’s hands aren’t strong enough, but when I do it, LP goes “ooooh!” The tiara comes off and goodness help you if you lose it… All in all a good investment.
Barbie Splash & Style Mermaid Doll with Angel Fish $15.93
These are cute and highly pack-able; each can fit into a kid-sized purse. Many LPs we know collect them and they’re especially fun if your LP has a dollhouse (or a castle). One note: I’ve never met a child under 6 who can put the dresses onto these dolls by herself. Disney Favorite Moments Gift Set $19.95
The trick for many is to put the doll’s little arms in the air like she just doesn’t care and then pull the dress on, hands first (when you have the dolls this will make sense).
More fun though is watching your husband try to do it with his big man-hands. Hopefully you will avoid the fate of our dad-friend who is often reminded of how he “broke Ariel’s best pink dress.” A great gift if you’re not sure what princess your LP’s friend likes most.