Usually, when we see toys that can be used in conjunction with an app, the toy generally focuses on the iPhone or iPad. Whether its an interactive case, an easel or an iPotty, the toy is usually made to complement the device. Now, Disney is changing this up a bit and has released a brand new app that complements an already existing toy, the Disney Ultimate Dream Castle.
Disney’s new “Disney Magic Mirror’ app has been made especially to add extra features to the 2013 Disney Ultimate Dream Castle. If your child is lucky enough to own one of these (they cost nearly $90 on Amazon!), then the extra four dollar investment for some interactive fun with the iPhone will likely spark your interest.
Inside the Disney Ultimate Dream Castle, there are special spots that can be scanned using the iPhone or iPod touch camera technology to reveal different features inside the app. These features include:
- Special interactive princess activities such as the Princess Portrait Activity that allows your child to be the star of the castle
- Castle Events that include fireworks, floating lanterns and glowing rainbows.
- Visits from special friends
- Activities with each individual princess such as painting with Rapunzel, sewing with Cinderella, baking with Snow white, popping bubbles with Ariel, and singing songs with Sleeping Beauty
Its nice to see an after-market app that works with a beloved toy, but isn’t the sole focus. In this way, Disney is increasing the amount of interactivity and fun for owners of the Ultimate Dream Castle that would not otherwise be there. Even if your child does not own the Ultimate Dream Castle, the app still has lots of fun content and games to explore!