We made kids review the Barbie Dreamhouse at MOA

  • Article by: AIMEE BLANCHETTE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 14, 2014 - 2:11 PM

Is the Barbie Dreamhouse really dreamy? We let kids tell us. “That’s a lotta pink,” one seven-year-old visitor said.

With his head popped back like a Pez dispenser, 7-year-old Louis Bustos stared up the heel of a pink stiletto twice his height.

“That’s a lotta pink,” he said.

Avery Hagedorn, 5, searched the vast doll collection hoping to spot her favorite — “Wedding Barbie.” And with one swipe of eye shadow, Ameya Morrow, 4, was transformed into the lead singer of her imaginary band.

This is life inside the Barbie Dreamhouse Experience.

To appraise the Barbie-ness of the Mall of America’s latest attraction, we went to the experts in these matters. Kids. Precisely: Louis, Avery and Ameya.


What would you tell your friends about the Barbie Dreamhouse?

Ameya: “I would like to tell them everything.”

Louis: “I would tell my two best friends that we were right — Ken did have a grass skirt and Barbie had a coconut bra.”

Avery: “There was no real Barbie here. It was weird.”


What was the best part?

Ameya: “I like dressing up and I liked the kitchen, too, because you can make stuff — like popcorn.”

Louis: “Wait, popcorn?”

Avery: “Dressing up, but I wish they would’ve had Barbie’s wedding dress.”


How much do you think it costs to visit the Dreamhouse?

Ameya: “$50.”

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