First of all, my daughter LOVES the Castle. She loves the idea of a castle, loves stairs, loves the doll house aspect and loves the sounds it makes. There is no denying this. It is also pretty with vibrant pink and purple colors, detailed little hearts on all the peaks, etc. However, it is overpriced JUNK! Many of the accessories fall apart very easily. Since I will not need to repackage them any time soon we are going to see if some super glue can help keep them together. The towel rack, Tiana's table and Aurora's bed are the three main things that have fallen apart. The lift for Jasmine is messed up on ours. I opted not to take it back once I had all 200+ parts out of the box and realized I was never getting them back in. I might be able to fix it with some glue and a clamp (part of the castle itself sticks out so that the lift gets stuck... I can maneuver it but my three year old does not grasp this). The BIGGEST disappointment and frustration for my daughter is that the stairs keep coming apart. I understand that I put this together myself so maybe I just didn't snap them in enough but I had my husband "repair" them and they have since fallen apart again. Also, I did not realize many of the pieces do not snap into the castle itself. For example, Aurora's closet comes out. So if your child tries to open the door the whole thing comes out. This frustrated my daughter at first but she is used to it now. Now she just gets mad when the stove falls over, the closet door pops off and when the stand on top snapped apart. The stand for the stairs also hasn't stayed on at all. I don't recommend even bothering to put those on until your little one is older and can be gentle with it (so... maybe never?). The vanity/chair, bathtub and Belle's accessories all seem to be pretty sturdy and something my daughter enjoys playing with. The biggest thing I don't understand is why Aurora's bed barely fits on the castle? It has to be shoved in at a weird angle and then if it moves slightly, the end is falling over the edge. Seems like there could have been a slightly better design for her room. Had I paid full price for this product I would have been ANGRY! Fortunately we got a good deal on this. I don't think it was worth even what we paid for it but since I have taken away a few accessories my daughter has found much more enjoyment from it! I would not recommend purchasing this item until improvements are made or the price drops drastically!!!
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