Standing at over 2 feet tall, children can send the two included Little People cars down the Wheelies Loops 'n Swoops Amusement Park’s two tracks. Both tracks start at the top of the playset and end with the cars driving off the playset and onto the floor.
A car sent down the roller-coaster track spirals through the playset, passing several colored flags, and ending by driving over a button that produces various sounds, such as friendly car honks, cheering, and a several second song.
A push-button releases the car onto the loop-de-loop track, sending it down the length of the playset, giving the car the needed velocity to easily complete the 360 degree loop. An adjustable ramp attached to the bottom of the loop can be pushed down to send the car rolling along the floor upon completing the loop, or the ramp can be pushed up to give the car a little air before landing on the floor.
Entertaining children with zipping cars and optional noises (if batteries have been inserted), this playset also catches their attention with its size. A little over 2 feet tall, children have to stand to place the cars at the top of the ramp, making for a toy that can make a child feel big as they let the car descend down one of the tracks.
For the most part, this playset gets positive feedback. Children were reported to spend over an hour with this toy, either by themselves or with other children. Many users noted that while older toddlers do not always seek out this toy to play by themselves, they often enjoy playing with it once they see a younger child having fun.
Users report the assembly to be fairly straightforward, with most of the durable plastic pieces snapping together. A Phillips screwdriver is required for some of the construction. Stickers are included, as well as four plastic flags that children can be placed and rearranged on various places on the playset.
- Wipe down with a damp cloth. Too much moisture can short out the sound capabilities.
- Cars can be washed in warm water with a mild soap.
For more in-depth information on how to clean this type of toy, please see our blog, The Cleaning Guide for Toys.
Parts and Pieces
Additional Wheelies can be purchased. There are several sets available, but we like the one that has a truck and a train included.
Users have also said that Hot Wheels cars can fit onto the track are are able to complete the loop, so long as they are not too heavy.
While most users reported no problems with the playset, a few have mentioned that after a few months of play, the plastic parts can become warped, causing cars to get stuck along the curves of the track.
In a few instances, the loop does not fit properly onto the base, causing the loop to pop off when a car reaches it. As the loop is the last piece to be assembled, this defect frustrated some users as they found the playset was difficult to take apart once snapped together, making repackaging for a return troublesome.