This post may contain affiliate links. Read full disclosure policy here. I received a Go! Go! Smart Wheels Airport Playset from VTech for the purpose of a review. All opinions and thoughts are my own.
My two-year-old is very into cars and trains- basically, anything with wheels. When VTech offered to send me its Go! Go! Smart Wheels Airport Playset to review, I knew my daughter would be thrilled.
She loves to point out airplanes in the sky, but she didn’t yet have any airplane toys.
The VTech package arrived in the mail and we eagerly opened it.
Setting up the airport took a frustrating 15 minutes. I found the instructions confusing, but also I’m really not good at that type of stuff. I usually pass off “toy setup” jobs to my husband. Alas, he wasn’t home and Lilly had to watch Mommy curse her way through building a 15-piece airport.
During the airport construction, Lilly was content to just play with the airplane included with the set. It makes fun noises and sings songs…even now, weeks after we’ve had this toy, she will often just take the airplane and play with it by itself.
Once the airport was open and ready for business, we tested it out.The “smart” in the “Smart Wheels Airport” comes from the airport’s six SmartPoint locations.
As your child drives the airplane over a SmartPoint location, it responds with sound effects. For example, as the airplane stops on the SmartPoint next to the gas pump, it says “Fill ‘er up!” and driving by the weather vane SmartPoint, your child hears “The wind moves the weather vane.”
Here is a link to a YouTube video by the manufacturer that shows the airport in action.
My daughter found all the noises very entertaining and she loved sending the plane down the ramps and through the gate.
Another aspect of the toy that Lilly really enjoyed was dismantling the tracks and putting them back together. The tracks look like puzzle pieces and are easy to snap together (just not when you’re a mom trying to put them in the right configuration to make an airport).
According to the manufacturer, this toy is designed for children aged six months to three years. I don’t really see what a six-month-old would do with this airport, other than try to mouth the pieces (none of which seem small enough to be a choking hazard). I would say the airport is more for children around the 18-month age, at the youngest.
I think the Go! Go! Smart Wheels Airport’s price of $29.99 is a bit high, however, it is very good quality and it appears to be durable. It would make a great gift for a toddler. This set also connects to other Go! Go! Smart Wheels playsets, so you can keep adding on to your creation.