Barbie On the Go Carnival Review (Mattel)

Barbie On the Go Carnival
What It Is

Barbie is ready to ride with the new Barbie On the Go line of toys that introduces the first-ever Barbie track system. This line includes poseable four-inch dolls that ride motorized ponies and vehicles around track playsets, one of which is the Barbie On the Go Carnival. The 10-piece track can be configured in multiple ways, and snapping the pieces together is easy to do. 

The set also includes a Barbie doll and pony. The doll's flexible hips and knees allow the doll to sit on the pony, and the doll clip keeps the doll in place. The doll also has bobble head movement as the pony walks along. Just press the button on the pony to set it in motion. Press the button again to stop.

And as the pony walks along, it will trigger different movements from the track set's accessories. The doors swing open, the lamppost and gallery game sign twist, the clock falls over, the refreshment stand has a twirling sign, and there is a surprise teddy bear underneath a bush. And the Ferris Wheel shoots up a pretend display of fireworks. You can also make the fireworks display happen by manually spinning the Ferris Wheel. It has three seats that can hold Barbie On the Go dolls. Other accessories include a bench.

Is It Fun?

Kids are going to have a lot of fun setting up their own carnival configuration and sending Barbie and her horse riding through the carnival. The action features will be fun to watch, and the whole thing will inspire a lot of creative storytelling. This is a fun new way for Barbie fans to play and explore with Barbie.

Who It’s For

Barbie On the Go Carnival is for ages 4 and up. It's a fun set that brings a toy car track system to Barbie fans who also like toy cars, and the carnival theme with motorized horse will be fun for kids who also like those things.

What To Be Aware Of

You'll need one AAA battery.

It took us 10 minutes to assemble this playset, and the instructions were easy to follow.

This is compatible with other Barbie On the Go sets, sold separately.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    1 AAA battery required