Dear Mummy, when I grow up I want to be a mermaid. Disney’s The Little Mermaid is one of my favourite films and it sparked my obsession with the merfolk and creatures of the sea, so when the opportunity came up to review Ariel from Jakks Pacific I splashed at the chance!
My mummy also loves Disney’s The Little Mermaid and remembers watching it as a teen, she adores the musical score and storyline from the film. Being a fan (and a toddler) I wanted to review this new toy for children aged 3+. Its called, Disney Princess Colours of the Sea Ariel Toddler Doll and sounds like a bit of a mouthful, however it’s the perfect size to hold for a toddler like me, about the same size as a typical child’s doll. Retailing at £34.99, it is expensive for a toy, however this is no ordinary toy… she goes in the bath AND she sings, talks and lights up! That’s awesome! I was super excited to rip open the packaging and any child would be seduced by the colourful box and snazzy features. We’ve seen her advertised and I gasped ‘wow’ when I first saw her.
This Ariel doll is part of a set of dolls which combines fantasy play with water play to make bathtime more fun. Other toys in the toddler doll range are Cinderella, Rapunzel and Belle. I love going “under the sea” with my favorite Disney Princess and we also enjoy playing on land too and this expands the imaginative play possibilities. Colours of the Sea Ariel is an enchanting doll and she has 14 magical phrases programmed including the song ‘Part of Your World’ from the film. To make her speak and sing all you need to do is press her purple shell pendant to activate the sound and lights. It was so easy to figure out and she required no assemble as she contained AAA batteries and was ready out of the box.
Ariel also comes with a pretty crown on her head which is secured with small ties (we decided not to cut these off as we’re fed up of accessories going missing from toys). She’s bilingual and speaks Spanish by simply pressing the button on the back of her neck, which is entertaining (reminds us of Toy Story 3).
As soon as her tail is submerged in water the sound and lights are activated and the batteries are protected inside her hard shell exterior. The light-up tail runs on a motor which isn’t particularity loud and you can’t really notice it (see our video below). I enjoyed washing her bright red hair and keeping the soapy suds out of her super-sized cute eyes. I’m besotted with my new buddy and I even like her side-kick Flouder who doubles up as a miniature bath squirter.
Her tail is sturdy and her fins are large meaning she can balance on her own too, perfect for when you want to have a conversation with her face-to-face. Just make sure an adult is supervising water play and that you leave Ariel in the upright position so that the water can drain off her afterwards to prevent water erosion. Remember adult supervision is required whenever us kids are playing in the bath and don’t dunk Ariel too often as the sound is muffled underwater.
Overall, I love the Colours of the Sea Ariel doll. and I can see her replacing all of my bath toys in one swoop (which is great for my mummy as I was taking over the bathroom with bath toys). I think its great that she is multi-featured making her one of the most advanced toys I’ve ever played with. She’d be perfect for taking to the beach and on holiday too! She would make a really special Christmas present this year and I heard mummy and daddy saying they thought it was good value based on my reaction and enjoyment. Here’s to many new adventures!
40 thoughts on “Disney Princess Colors of the Sea Ariel Doll Review”
Even though I think my daughter might be too old for this, I still think she’ll love it, especially since you can play with it in the water. Btw, I loved your dancing 😉
Oh my goodness Ariel is so cute. Is it wrong that I want one?? 🙂
Ah, I remember my Ariel and Flounder toys from when I was little! Nowhere near as cool as this one though, I can’t believe she can go underwater as well as speak. I’m sure lots of kids will be getting this one for Christmas judging by your enjoyment 🙂
I love this doll, what a lucky girl that you are to have it, Ariel was my favourite Disney princess when I was a little girl. Great that she can enjoy bath time with you too x
Aw, looks like she’s been a hit in your house!
What a cute doll, my niece would love this and is obsessed with taking her toys in the bath x
What a lovely doll to take in the bath! I’m sure lots of little ones would love this for Christmas.
How adorable. Added to my gift list idea for my niece this Christmas.
This is such a gorgeous toy! I would love this myself to be honest 🙂
Aw, this is so cute! I love that she’s bilingual too – extra features are always a win in my book! 🙂
Awww my nephew would go mental for this mermaid, especially the light on it. Lovely review.
Oh wow that is absolutely amazing! I would have loved something like this myself when I was a child. x
The little mermaid is my favourite film this doll looks amazing if I could get away with having one I so would xxx
My goddaughter would love this she’s obsessed with Ariel xx
I love Ariel, she’s my favourite princess and this doll is so cute x
This actually looks amazing! I would have loved this as a child, would have made bathtimes so much fun! The lights look really cool, although I’d be a bit scared about the fact that it takes batteries and its in water. I really love your blog design by the way, it’s so unique and fun! x
wow never heard of a doll that is bilingual in real life before
That is so cute. I might get it for my niece for Christmas – she would love it.
What a great Ariel doll. She could make a big splash in our bath too.
What a lovely doll. I love that you can take her in the bath too. Lovely dancing by the way 🙂 x
I absolutely love Ariel and the Little Mermaid is the best! Looks like she loved it x
I think at 6 my niece might not appreciate this as much, but it is a fun toy and I love that it lights up x
Aww, this looks sweet. My daughter still love Ariel, even though she is a lot older 🙂
I would have loved this as a kid and my daughter would have too, I’m slightly jealous that we are both too old haha! It seems like such a cool toy and one you can have so much fun with xx
This looks really cool! I would have loved this as a child, the lights look so fun! I love your blog design by the way, so unique and lovely! x
My little girl would LOVE this. She’s obsessed with the princesses at the moment, and is always watching people play with these toddler princesses on youtube!
The doll is so cute I am sure all little girls would love to own one.
Someone seems to enjoy herself there! It’s a bit like an early Christmas 🙂
What a fabulous little doll. So entertaining and keeps children happily occupied whilst in the bath! Perfect Christmas present, I think
Aw this is so sweet! I loved ariel when I was a little girl. Would make a lovely childrens gift this xmas xxx
My daughter loves the little mermaid, I think i’ll have to get her this for christmas!
Such a lovely gift for a little girl. My nieces would love these.
I can think of another little girl who will love this! Thanks for sharing
What a gorgeous doll and a great idea for bath time! 😀
Fab review and post! My daughter is obsessed with mermaid at the moment and loves the look of this (so do i) she’s only 2 and half, so wasn’t sure but this review has totally won me over and i think santa might have to add this onto his list for my little lady! so cute and something i can’t wait to, i mean phoebe! haha #TwinklyTuesday
Oh well I think I need one of these dolls, the little Mermaid is one of my favourite Disney films. My daughter who is 3 also loves it! She also loves the bath so a way to combine the two is amazing. This doll is so cool and the lights are pretty. She looks so sturdy compared to other dolls on the market so perfect for toddler hands!
Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x
My biggest boy would love this, he loves Ariel (hates the sharks in the Little Mermaid) and bath time. The light up tail would be completely up his street #SundayBest
I would have killed for this as a child! And yes, my kids would love it too… #DreamTeam
Wow! That’s such a fab bath toy, it must be the best that I have seen so far. Little Button wants to be a mermaid too, so this would be great for her. Loving the dance moves 😉 Thank you for linking up to the #DreamTeam xx