Buying Guide for Disney Princess Toys
Why should you buy a Disney princess toy?
There’s no shortage of love for Disney merchandise, especially items that highlight Disney princesses. The princesses are lovely, brave, kind characters who bring Disney’s magic into the hearts of little ones worldwide. If your child loves Disney princesses like most kiddos, you’ll want to get them toys that bring them to life.
What should you consider when shopping for a Disney princess toy?
- Child’s Age: While each toy on this list is exciting in its own way, consider the age of the child you’re buying for. Some are geared toward toddlers, with safely sized pieces and easy-to-manipulate parts. Others have a considerable number of small parts and wouldn’t be appropriate for small children who easily lose things or may still put things into their mouths.
- Type of Play: Depending on the type of play that the child enjoys, you will want to choose a toy that they’ll get a lot of use from. Whether they like to pretend with dolls or cuddle at night with their favorite princess, you can find the type of toy that will inspire the most play or bring them the greatest joy.
- Favorite Characters: Unless the child you’re shopping for loves all the princesses equally, make sure you get the toy that features their favorite.
Are all Disney princess toys expensive?
While a lot of licensed merchandise is noticeably more expensive, this list includes picks that can fit every budget. Whether you are buying a birthday gift, one for a holiday, or even just a special treat on a normal day, you can find a toy that features their favorite Disney princess within your budget.
Our Picks for the Best Disney Princess Toys
Disney Princess Ralph Breaks The Internet Movie Dolls
These modern-dressed princess dolls look just like the on-screen originals.
Pros: When a doll’s features and looks match its character on the screen, it makes it extra special. All 14 of these Disney princess dolls look very accurate to their characters in Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet movie. Each doll is dressed in comfy clothes and accessories to go along with the modern-day theme. Anna, Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Elsa, Jasmine, Merida, Moana, Mulan, Pocahontas, Rapunzel, Snow White, and Tiana are included in this set. Even if you or your child hasn’t seen Ralph Breaks the Internet, the classic princesses are still easily recognizable in their modern garb.
Cons: These dolls may not be able to withstand very rough play. Kids may need to be instructed to handle with care to keep their favorite princesses in their best shape.
Bottom Line: This set of 14 Disney princesses makes for an amazing gift. Whether you plan to give all of them at once to one child or split them up to share, it’s a cost-effective way for these 14 princesses to be enjoyed and celebrated.
Disney Princess Dress Up Trunk Deluxe 21 Piece
Your little ones will be thrilled to dress up as their favorite Disney princesses with this 21-piece dress-up set.
Pros: Kids will love dressing up as Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, and Snow White with this 21-piece dress-up set. Featuring four different princess outfits, this set will have your child excited to try on each beautifully detailed piece. The set includes four tops, three skirts, three bracelets, three rings, one necklace, one sticker sheet, one choker, three headbands, and one tiara. The items come in a charming keepsake storage trunk to keep all of the pieces together.
Cons: Snow White and Bell share the same yellow skirt, so if you have two kids who want to dress as these characters at the same time, you may have to improvise to get them both dressed.
Bottom Line: Make your little princess’s dreams come true with this enchanting dress-up set. However, keep in mind that Snow White and Belle may not be able to play together unless you have an extra skirt on hand for one of those pretty princesses to wear.
Disney Princess Ultimate Celebration Castle
Give your dolls a place to live and play with this magnificent castle.
Pros: This is the ultimate princess castle. In addition to the towering castle spindles and spiral staircase, it comes with furniture and accessories, so dolls have everything they need to feel at home. Let the imaginative play soar with three stories and six rooms. The castle stands 4 feet tall to accommodate plenty of activities for the dolls. It also features a light and music option for even more fun.
Cons: It takes a lot of effort and attention to assemble the castle. There are lots of tiny pieces to keep track of during assembly and play.
Bottom Line: While this magical castle takes a decent amount of time and effort to put together, it can inspire hours of play for your child. The princesses are sold separately, but this castle can accommodate a full-size doll, like those included in our first pick, in addition to the smaller figurines. No matter what size doll your child likes to use, her princesses will be fully entertained and feel at home with luxury furniture and accessories, plus a light and music show in her celebration castle.
Disney Ariel Plush Doll - The Little Mermaid - Medium
This plush Ariel doll can make for a better bedtime snuggle than a traditional doll.
Pros: If your little one loves Ariel so much she wants to cuddle with her at bedtime, this is a good pick. The doll measures close to 2 feet long, which makes it a great size for snuggles. Ariel comes complete with character details using soft fabrics.
Cons: To observant children, Ariel’s facial details may seem to differ slightly from what’s seen in the film. However, it should be fine for most Little Mermaid fans.
Bottom Line: Whether your child wants to have a mermaid companion to spend her days with or a cuddle buddy to hug at night, this large, plush Ariel doll will be perfect for the job.
Tara Toys Disney Princess Necklace Activity Set
Make your own princess necklaces and share with your friends.
Pros: This fun jewelry set allows your girls or their friends to create their own necklaces with their favorite princesses. The kit includes four silicone necklaces, five character charms, and 150 beads, so they can make themselves a necklace and give others to their friends. The necklace snaps together rather than having to be tied together, which makes it easy for children to put on independently.
Cons: The jewelry set includes small pieces, which can become a safety issue if it’s used around small children who still put things into their mouths.
Bottom Line: Let your kids design their own princess necklaces. They’ll be able to wear their favorite princess around their neck while discovering their own creativity and style. With five charms and plenty of beads, your children can make necklaces to share with their friends or have fun redesigning necklaces whenever they’d like.
LEGO Disney Princess: Frozen II Elsa's Jewelry Box
Your child will love building and then using Elsa's jewelry box with this Frozen II-inspired LEGO set.
Pros: The LEGO Disney Princess Jewelry Box is a gorgeous accessory for fans of Frozen II. Kids will love assembling the beautiful, jewel-encrusted box to store their special treasures, including the two LEGO toy rings that come with the set. At over 9 inches high, 5 inches wide, and 4 inches deep when fully assembled, this set provides kids with hours of creative and imaginative fun. And best of all? Kids get to enjoy the jewelry box they constructed themselves again and again!
Cons: Purchasers may feel that the constructed box is smaller than it seems in the images. Be sure to take note of the dimensions to get a good idea of the true size so that the extra-close image depictions won’t give the wrong impression.
Bottom Line: This Frozen II LEGO jewelry box set is a great way to get your kids to use their creative skills. They will love spinning the turntable, peeking inside the drawer, and storing their own treasures inside.
Whatever type of toys your little one enjoys, if they love Disney princesses, you can find an enchanting toy that will excite them from this list. From plushies to LEGO sets, dolls, or jewelry, there are many ways to bring a child’s love of Disney princesses to life.