Rated 1.6 out of 5★ by 7reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5★ by SLandAsMommy It's cute, when it works. I purchased this toy at Wal*Mart yesterday (it's $5 cheaper in store) for my daughter's birthday today. She turned 3 and is a huge Sofia fan, so I grabbed this, the royal family, and the animal friends. My husband put the castle together last night as I decorated and wrapped, and I instantly fell in love. It's quite a bit sturdier than other castles we've owned, Sofia says many cute phrases, and the extra accessories are nice additions.Upon waking up, the castle had a mind of it's own. While the Sofia and Amber dolls both activate their own voices, James & The King activate Sofia's, and the mom & Clover activate nothing at all. The Sofia's doll head very easily pops off, but so far has only happened once when I was taking it out of the package (for the animal friends, but all of the Sofia's are built the same). Of course, the voices work only when they want to which is about 25% of the time. There is a button to press on the voice box that tells it to wake up and talk---most of the time, I have to physically pull the voice box out of the castle, turn the switch from on to off back to on, and snap it back in for it to respond.Overall, it's a very cute castle, it's well made and seems sturdy. The accessories are cute, but the voice box is a hot mess! I'm still on the fence about keeping it. For $54.98 (or $60 depends on where you shop) it should work!So, buyer beware---if you want just the castle, great...if you expect the voices to work? You'll be sorely disappointed. 06/02/2013
Rated 1 out of 5★ by shoppingirl24 Doesn't work The platform that allows the characters to talk only worked for an hour. My three year keeps taking the dolls heads off. The characters are unable to stand up by themselves. What kind of dollhouse doesn't allow the dolls to stand up and be played with? My three year old daughter called it her Junk castle. She is a huge Sofia fan and was very disappointed by this castle. 06/16/2013
Rated 1 out of 5★ by shopsalotmomma Not worth the money! This castle is definitely not worth the price! It is cheap plastic and the voices do not work properly. I wish I would have read the other reviews before we got this castle! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! 06/22/2013
Rated 4 out of 5★ by NanaOMG Very cute My 2 year old granddaughter loves Sofia's castle. It's on the delicate side and the parts break easily and the staircase has a hard time latching on. When she is a bit older, it will be a better fit. The characters are cute but very small. The dolls heads come off easily. Recommended age is exactly right, 3 years and older. 06/11/2013
Rated 1 out of 5★ by Mom2NBAZ waste of money My 6 year old daughter loves Sofia. She purchased this castle with her birthday money and I feel terrible for her because it is a piece of junk! It is cheap plastic. The voice box does not work properly. I would say if it goes on clearance for around $20, yes it is cute enough to pay that for it. I am hoping to convince my daughter that we should take this back and just use the nice Cinderella castle we have now. Don't waste your money on this item!!!! 06/26/2013
Rated 1 out of 5★ by Mommy77NY Flimsy and not worth the money I pre ordered this castle for my 3 yr old's birthday...I was really excited when we finally got it.....as I was putting it together (which by the way, was so frustrating and took me 1/2 hr because the windows and stairs kept popping off) I noticed how flimsy and just poorly made this toy was. Sophia and friend's heads pop off easily all the time. Although we haven't tried the sounds, but from the rest of the reviews it sounds like that doesn't work well either and I'm not surprised...my daughter does like playing with it and if it weren't for her I would have thrown the piece of garbage toy away. The price is a bit high for this toy and ..definitely NOT worth it!!! 07/29/2013
Rated 1 out of 5★ by His2008Bride JUNK!!! Paid almost $60 for this thing. Within 10 minutes Sophia's head broke off. The castle kept coming apart. It was ridiculous. We took it back the next morning. 07/19/2013