Fortunately for us, one series that has kept my girls (as well as me) riveted to the screen has been the magical world of Enchancia starring Sofia the First.
One of Disney Junior's newer characters, Sofia the First features the storybook world of Princess Sofia, an adventurous little girl who is learning how to adjust to royal life after her mom marries the king and she becomes a princess overnight.
Sofia quickly discovers that looking like a princess isn't all that difficult, but possessing the characteristics of a true princess – honesty, loyalty, courage, independence, compassion and grace – is what makes one truly royal.
I love that each episode of Sofia the First includes great messaging about things like friendship, being yourself, keeping your promises, caring, sharing and more, while still being fully entertaining enough that we are thrilled to tune in time and time again.
Which is why we were even more excited when we found out that we would be able to watch four of our favorite magical and majestic Sofia adventures with today's release of Sofia the First: The Floating Palace.
The perfect addition to any Sofia the First fan's Easter basket, this DVD includes a full-length underwater mermaid adventure as well as three bonus episodes and two friendship bracelets.
When Little Sister B realized that she was not only going to get to see Sofia transform into a mermaid to help save her new friends from danger but that she would get to wear adorable bracelets as well? That just increased the excitement tenfold!
After she had her new jewelry in place, it took all of two minutes before we had this DVD in the player and began to see Sofia making waves and exploring the water. Originally aired in November of 2013, The Floating Palace is filled with song-filled fun and adventure that proves that when families and friends work together, they can weather any storm and save the day.
After Sofia helps a young mermaid named Oona, Sofia's magic amulet grants her the power to transform into a mermaid and visit her new friend's secret underwater kingdom. But when Cedric (disguised as a sea monster) plots to steal Oona's enchanted Mermaid Comb, danger surfaces for both worlds. With a little help from special guest, Princess Ariel, Sofia embarks on an adventure to rescue Oona.
I love that this episode has its own incredible message and that my girls can visit an enchanted underwater kingdom while they cheer Sofia on.
Yet, when the high-flying adventure veers off course (as it tends to do in Sofia the First), there are always special guests like Princess Ariel that come to the rescue with inspiring advice about trying new things, staying strong, asking for help and trusting yourself. I couldn't have said it better myself or picked more valuable lessons!
Along with the extraordinary songs, unforgettable characters, thrilling surprises, and ability to introduce young viewers to a whole new world of kindness, helping others and being the best you can be in The Floating Palace, this DVD also includes three bonus episodes:
- Tri-Kingdom Picnic
- Finding Clover
- Make Way For Miss Nettle
Other than the copy of Sofia the First: The Floating Palace that I was provided by Disney Junior, I was not compensated or enticed to do this post in any way. This review is solely my honest opinion of this product.