Disney Princess Play – A Central Park Adventure {Sponsored}

As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®, my daughter and I enjoyed an afternoon of #DisneyPrincessPlay in Central Park.

It is well known that my little girl is a Disney Princess lover and no secret that I treasure the creativity inspired by this sort of play.  If only I could encapsulate Lucia’s magical five-year-old thoughts to unleash at a time for us all to revisit.

Bob and I try to schedule little dates alone with each child – as uninterrupted time is incredibly important to all of us.  Although the majority of our special outings are simple in nature, a recent one began in the Disney Walmart Toy isle.  You can imagine Lucia’s excitement upon receiving an Ariel costume and Under The Sea Surprise Ariel, before embarking on a mother-daughter adventure in Central Park.

Lucia quickly concocted plans to bring The Little Mermaid to life in a perfect setting for her imagination to run wild.  The giant boulders served as mermaid coves where we searched for Ariel’s aquatic friends.  The Ariel doll came with a Flounder toy and Lucia transformed bits of nature into Sebastian and friends.

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We had a lunch date complete with dried seaweed (Mermaid’s eat seaweed and LOTS of green vegetables!) and discovered a few things about little Ariel.  With the press of a small button behind her neck, Under The Sea Surprise Ariel speaks and sings in Spanish.

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With little Ariel in her arms, Lucia talked about her feelings and her back-to-school jitters.  At five, she is incredibly open, and I hope that I navigate the upcoming years in a way that strengthens and maintains this connection.  I cherish the little performance that she gave me and her elaborate storytelling, singing and dancing.

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I listened to Lucia’s sweet voice singing Under the Sea with her new Ariel doll.  She still squeals with excitement when the doll’s  iridescent tail lights up.

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With the touch of a button, the Ariel Doll reminded us to search for more treasures for her “collection“.  Little does she know that Lucia has a pretty interesting collection under her bed.  We continued our explorations and picked up several rocks along the way.  We even stopped for a ride on the Central Park Carousel.

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Lucia insisted that Ariel wanted one more glimpse of the world above before heading home to put her light up tail in the bath.

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I’m incredibly grateful for this day with my girl, a few days before she entered the first grade.

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Central park holds a special place in my heart as it is filled with memories of Lucia’ s first year and a half of life.  So many visions of early motherhood always come flooding back when we return.  She stops me with a leg clutching embrace as we exit and says “Oh Mommy, I just love our special alone time so much“.  I tell her how much I treasure her too and can’t wait for the next moment in time.

The Little Mermaid Collector’s Edition BluRay/DVD will be available on October 1st.  Check out the Under The Sea Pinterest Board for more Little Mermaid adventures. 

Thank you to Collective Bias®  for sponsoring this post.  As always, all opinions are my own.