Disney Princess Palace Pets

App review by
Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media
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Pet-primping game is precious; hogs camera roll and storage.

Parents say

age 4+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 17+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Disney Princess Palace Pets wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

Ease of Play

Everything is pretty intuitive, even for preschoolers. The pets respond to the different grooming and care maneuvers. Each pet's story is read aloud.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

The free app includes six princess pets. Four other pets can be purchased for $1.99 each or all for $4.99. Ads and links to other apps are available behind a parent-lock screen. Disney Princess Palace Pets is a marketing tie-in to the marketing-driven Disney Princesses. The Palace Pets have their own toys, shows, and apps.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Disney Princess Palace Pets is a free app that includes the pets of six of the Disney Princesses: Cinderella's dog Pumpkin, Aurora's cat Beauty, Belle's dog Teacup, Ariel's cat Treasure, Snow White's bunny Berry, and Rapunzel's horse Blondie. Sultan (Jasmine's tiger), Petit (Belle's horse), Lily (Tiana's cat), and Summer (Rapunzel's cat) require an in-app purchase to wake them up. It's a big app, taking up far more than 500 MB of storage, and kids can snap pictures of each pet and her princess very easily from within the app, quickly filling up a camera roll (with no option in the settings to turn it off). Note that in 2017, this app (among others) was named in a class action lawsuit alleging that it violates COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) and collects data about users. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 4 year old Written by[email protected] September 18, 2015
Teen, 15 years old Written byHainesama123 September 24, 2014

not for kids

ok this is not for kids. it's too dang creepy. Jewelpet is better.

What's it about?

Each Disney Princess has a pet, and each pet (just like her princess) has a story. Kids choose the pet and then read along to learn about it in a short two- or three-page story. They'll learn how the princess met her pet and what the pet enjoys. Then they can click the comb to groom and care for the pet: bathing it, brushing it, feeding it treats, and dressing it up. Once the pet is all primped, she's presented along with her princess, and kids can add the portrait of the princess and her pet to the camera roll.

Is it any good?

Princess fans will have a great time grooming and dressing up the Princess Pets. The narration and voice-overs are really well done, and kids will be able to navigate the activities easily. Even with only the six pets included for free, kids will be entertained for quite a while, washing, grooming, feeding, and dressing each pet as well as hearing its story and taking its picture. Parents will just need to be prepared to delete dozens of princess pictures from their camera rolls once their little ones have finished playing.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Encourage kids to imagine other pets each princess might have. Ask them what they think other favorite characters' pets and their names might be.

  • Talk about what's involved in taking care of a pet.

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