Disney Fairies Fashion Boutique

 

Learning(i)

Fashion sim is fun and playable without spending.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

It's very easy to follow the step-by-step process of clothes making. A tutorial walks kids through the process the first time. Kids must be able to read the orders to know what to make; for example, "Headpiece, Black." Players can look at the orders as they make the clothes. One player can work on a maximum of five orders at once.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

There are in-app purchases for "pixie diamonds," "pixie dust," and "materials," all of which can be earned through patient gameplay. Prices for in-app purchases range from $.99 to $49.99. The app warns kids before they make a purchase: "Buying Pixie Diamonds costs real money and will charge your iTunes account." In addition, the settings page contains links to an ad for Pixie Hollow and to more Disney apps at the App Store.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Disney Fairies Fashion Boutique extends the Pixie Hollow website theme into a fun fashion app. Kids pretend to be boutique owners taking orders from fairy customers for custom-made pieces of clothing and accessories. The app makes fashion creation easy for kids with the process from customer order to finished garment very organized and limited. As with other simulation games, in-app purchases can speed things up. The wait times can range from less than a minute to more than an hour, which might tempt kids to spend real money.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Hobbies

  • fashion

Skills

Creativity

  • making new creations

Self-Direction

  • time management
  • working efficiently

What Kids Can Learn

Disney Fairies Fashion Boutique wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Hobbies

  • fashion

Skills

Creativity

  • making new creations

Self-Direction

  • time management
  • working efficiently

Disney Fairies Fashion Boutique wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

This Learning Rating review was written by Dana Villamagna

What's it about?

Kids create an avatar for their shop owner or download a fairy from their Pixie Hollow website account. A step-by-step tutorial walks them through the clothing design process. Kids get more customers and design choices once they meet certain goals, such as training helpers. After kids design an outfit, it takes some time for the app to create it (from 30 seconds to more than an hour). Kids can speed up the process by paying a diamond, which they get through gameplay or with in-app purchase. Kids can also upgrade or decorate their store.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

For fashion, fairy, and Pixie Hollow fans, DISNEY FAIRIES FASHION BOUTIQUE will delight with its beautiful boutique and many options for activities and fashion creation. Any frustration in this game only exists in the amount of time it takes to process the orders once kids create the outfits. It's unfortunate that the amount of time it takes to complete orders is tied to paying diamonds, which are earned through patient gameplay or purchased with real money via in-app purchases. Otherwise, this game is filled with fairy dust fun and fashion creativity.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:Free
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:September 6, 2012
Category:Kids Games
Topics:Princesses and fairies
Size:47.40 MB
Publisher:Disney
Version:1.0
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.0 or later

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Parent Written byJT Mom April 14, 2013
age 5+
 

Disappointing - Not Truly Free

This app is very appealing visually, but it is extremely frustrating for kids and parents. Although the app is "free," there appears to be no ability to take your pixie dust or star earnings from boutique sales to purchase materials. Instead, you must spend real money to continue the game which is conveniently charged to you iTunes account (from $.99 to $50). Very disappointing for Disney. I'd much rather pay a flat fee for the app.
Adult Written byLovedthisgame January 2, 2015
age 5+
 
LEARNING

Big fan of the game was so fun

We loved this game nd now we can't PLAY IT ANYMORE ND WE WANT THIS GAME BACK ND DISNEY HIDDEN WORLDS GAME BACK AS WELL PLEASE DO SOMETHING TO BRING THESE GAMES BACK ALSO THE WIZARD OF OZ GAME WAS FUN TOO ND WANT THAT BACK AS WELL WELL BE VERY SAD UNTIL SOMEHINGS DONE TO RETURN THESE GAMES BACK TO US TO PLAY
Adult Written byZainab_S May 30, 2015
age 16+
 
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