Let’s be honest, the main reason you’re even considering buying this product is because it’s a Disney activity gym. I know that’s why we bought it. We already had the Finding Nemo bouncer, so why not complete the set and get the Disney Mr. Ray activity gym? So that’s what we did. We paid slightly over what you would consider a reasonable price for an activity gym just because it’s Disney. I’ll admit, that we’re probably suckers. But we’re not the only ones. Here’s my review:
I know It’s a Disney Activity Gym, But Is It Actually Any Good?
In short, yes it is. Is it that much better than everything else that it’s worth paying that little bit more? Well that’s entirely up to you. But good luck finding another gym with a giant Mr. Ray hovering over the top!
You do get everything from this that you would expect from most other activity gyms. You get the soft, colourful play mat for your baby to either crawl, sit or simply lie on. And then you get the typical toy dangling bar (I’m sure there’s a better name for it) that suspends all the toys in the air. Of course, since it’s Disney, with this you also get all the awesome characters from the Finding Nemo film. You have Nemo. Obviously. Then Dory (who by the way also doubles as a finger puppet!), the little turtle dude, Squirt, the flapjack octopus Pearl and then a random yellow disk and a mirror. That’s basically all you want from an activity gym, and they all make good use as a teething toy, as Isabelle so wonderfully tries to demonstrate:
We bought this for one main reason. The oversized Mr. Ray perching himself over the top as the canopy. I’m not going to lie, he looks awesome! Not only does he look great, but he also comes with 20+ minutes of music. I’ll be honest, I haven’t tested whether that statement is true. I’m just going to assume that it is. As well as the music, it also lights up. And it’s something that looks pretty cool when you turn out all the lights. Not that I’d suggest that you use this product with your baby in total darkness. It wouldn’t be the worst parenting idea I’ve ever seen, but it’s probably not a good one. Here’s Isabelle happily sitting under Mr. Ray:
What Else Do You Get with This Activity Gym?
It also comes with a little tummy time seaweed-themed cushion. Which in all honesty we thought was going to be pretty irrelevant as Isabelle can crawl, and is now starting to find her feet. But that’s more on us for buying a product for a baby who is probably getting a little too old for it. We’re mainly going to be using this for the next baby by the looks on it. Either way, she still used the pillow to prop herself up to better chew Nemo:
If you’re after ways to help with tummy time then there’s a post about that!
The Downside to a Disney Activity Gym
There’s not really a lot of negative aspects to this activity gym. Of course, as I’ve already mentioned, there is the fact that it’s a Disney activity gym. As such, you could easily get an activity gym a bit less than the price of this that will have most of the features that this has. After that, there’s very little else to complain about. In fact, I think that’s it.
In all honesty, this is a decent product, but you’re effectively paying anywhere between £10-30 more just for the fact that it’s Disney. If that’s the kind of thing you like to do, just like I know we do, then I dare say you won’t have a problem with it. It wouldn’t be the first time someone has paid over and above for something simply because it’s Disney. I know we have. But at least you will be getting a product that is good. So, taking everything into account, I give this 7/10. If you want to purchase this, or even the bouncer that we also use, then here they are from Amazon:
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