This castle is an amazing toy. Huge WOW factor with the sounds and fireworks. My three girls can plays with this for hours without arguing (which is an amazing task).
The one recommendation I have is to get different characters. The fall apart clothes on Minnie Mouse and Tinkerbell are very frustrating for all my kids (age 7, 5, and 2) as they spend more time trying to keep their clothing in place. Cinderella is a magiclip princess so that is more manageable.
Overall a very nice castle and worthwhile purchase!