One of the things that keeps kids coming back to the Build-A-Bear Workshop is their every-changing character line. They are always launching new cuddly critters and furry friends for kids to stuff and adopt. This year alone, they have introduced a make-your-own Spongebob Squarepants, his best friend Patrick, Kennel Pals Pug, Tropicolor Teddy, Peace & Love Bear, Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony... and my favorite of all the new friends, the Disney Princess Bear!
The 16" Disney Princess Bear was introduced in January, and she is the sweetest, softest, cuddliest bear ever. She comes in a cotton-candy pink color, with a sparkly purple crown attached to her head. Her left bottom paw has an image of the Disney Princesses and her right bottom paw is printed with pastel princess crowns.
I recently made a Disney Princess Bear (courtesy of Build-A-Bear) at the Build-A-Bear store in the Downtown Disney shopping area of the Disneyland Resort (check out my Downtown Disney Build-A-Bear post for photos of some of the exclusive Disney-themed items at this very special store!). It's always fun building a friend at Build-A-Bear Workshop because you get to customize him or her every step of the way by adding sounds, scents and heartbeats. Also, every friend comes with with a satin heart that the child embeds into its body, as well as a customized birth certificate and Find-A-Bear tracker ID.
My Disney Princess Bear turned out perfect! Actually she's The Pea's Disney Princess Bear now, and her name is Allie. She decided to cut off the sparkly crown (because princesses like to take their crowns off sometimes!) but the crown is perfectly intact (we just snipped the stitching that attached the crown to Allie' head) so it can be pinned on whenever Allie wants to wear her crown. Because Allie is the color of pink cotton candy, I gave her a cotton candy scent. I also added a beating heart and a fun sound feature -- you can add sounds like a beating heart, a kissing sound, a giggle, a voice saying Happy Birthday, a message you record yourself, or even a song.
Yup, this Disney Princess bear sings "Call Me Maybe"! The Pea can't help dancing whenever it plays. Check out The Princess And The Pea:
You can find the Disney Princess Bear at your nearest Build-A-Bear workshop or online. Don't forget to pick up a Disney Princess costume to dress your new bear in -- after all, every princess needs a fairytale gown!
Visit my Flickr page for more adorable photos of the Disney Princess Bear and other furry friends at the Downtown Disney Build-A-Bear Workshop!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary Princess Bear and outfit for review. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.