When children want to play, it can be hard to predict what they really want to play with. The Fisher-Price Little People City Skyway is one of those toys that will grab your child's imagination no matter what kind of mood they are in or what they think they want to do.
This is a toy race track that goes up instead of out, and there is a good chance that it will be taller than your child. The race starts at the top of the course and there are plenty of twists and turns on the way to the finish line. You can even set your opponent off course and force them to start the race all over.
When your kids are not sure what they want to do, getting involved in a friendly race is always a good option.
The Fisher-Price Little People City Skyway starts with a simple downward spiral race track, and then adds in plenty of fun. There is a crane that moves back and forth to try and slow racers down, and someone even put a stoplight along this race track. There is one entry point, but there are three exits that children can choose by moving around the gates found throughout the course.
One of the exits is a jump, and you can even get two cars going by making sure to use the gates to move the cars out of each others' way.
There is a gas pump underneath the course, and there is a gate to keep out any unwanted vehicles. There is a parking meter to make sure that people pay for their parking spots, and the course comes with two cars to get the race started.
The retail price for this toy, which does not include shipping costs or applicable sales tax, is $29.88. The manufacturer has recommended an age range for this toy of 18 months to five years of age.
Standing at three feet high, the Fisher-Price Little People City Skyway has plenty of interactive features for little ones to enjoy. Those features include:
The big attraction with the Fisher-Price Little People City Skyway is its race course and multiple finishes. Along with its interactive features, it also has features that only there for show, such as:
This toy has a lot of smaller parts and it does require assembly. Its lightweight, even when it is assembled, makes it easy for parents to move this toy from spot to spot.
The VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Spinning Spiral Tower Playset is almost identical to the Fisher-Price Little People City Skyway. The biggest differences are that the VTech track is not as tall and it only has two finishes instead of three. The VTech toy has one finish with an extended track, and overall the VTech product does not match the Fisher-Price track in interactive features. Parents who want this type of racing toy but don't want something as involved as the Fisher-Price toy will find the VTech version very appealing.
The Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand 'n Play Rampway has multiple tracks and plenty of interactive features like the Little People City Skyway, but the Rampway is more about pretending to be in city traffic than it is a race track. Children can still allow their vehicles to race down the track, but they will find plenty of gates and other obstacles to contend with as their cars make their way down the tracks.
A racing toy is fun in any format, but it can be even more fun when the track is taller than your child. The Fisher-Price Little People City Skyway can offer your child hours of racing fun against one friend, or a whole group of friends.