Guest Post: Video Review of the Storybrooke Playhouse

June 25th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Today I’ve got a great, and super detailed, video review from fellow Costco fan Dave in Canada.  He’s been a Costco member for more than five years and has a YouTube channel, the Imagination Room, where he and his wife create great videos for small children (around the ages of their own kids) with toys and songs mostly and the odd cartoon.  So, when you have a YouTube channel and a love for Costco, it is only natural that at some point those two things are going to come together.

In his video review, Dave’s got all of the details you need to decide if the Cedar Summit Storybrooke Playhouse is perfect for you and your kids.  In Canada you can pick up the Storybrooke Playhouse at Costco for $349.99 (CAD), Dave also mentions in the video that you can find this same playhouse in the US for $299.99 (US).  The playhouse is adorable, and looks really well made, so despite the 323 screws and the 40+ pages in the instruction booklet it might be perfect for your backyard.  The video isn’t short (just over 19 minutes) but has good details and lots of useful facts that you’ll want to know before buying this or certainly before putting it together.  Also, you can find an index below that will help you skip to various parts of the video if you just want to get to something specific.

In this video from the Imagination Room we review a popular wooden playhouse from Cedar Summit (often referred to as ‘the Costco Playhouse’ on the internet – possibly because of its ability to fly off the shelves at Costco.) join us as we discuss:

Value – Time index: 4:53 (‘the tour’ at 6:00)
Assembly – Time index: 7:41
Safety – Time index 14:13
Things to Know – Time index: 16:55

Verdict: The Storybrooke Playhouse is a recommended product – five stars.

If you want more information about the Storybrooke playhouse you can find all of the important details on the Cedar Summit website.  Unfortunately, you cannot order this one at or but should be able to find it in the stores.

Don’t forget to check out the Imagination Room’s YouTube channel if you want to see some of their other videos or product reviews.


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  1. 1 Crystal Chadwick // 2016.07.02 at 8:46 pm

    Loved this video, information. We purchased this playhouse for our granddaughters. My husband tends to get a little “loud” with the assembly of items. We both laughed at this review, and I look forward to a softer worded assembly of this playhouse. Very, very useful, informative. Thank you!

  2. 2 Dave // 2016.03.11 at 8:24 am

    A quick follow-up note, just in case anyone is interested. If I have it correct, the “Storybrooke” Playhouse sold out of stock completely. The company substituted the “Storytime” Playhouse – which is also a Costco exclusive for 2016. The new Storytime is the same playhouse as the Storybrooke except there are three changes: (1) new doorbell design; (2) a plastic bay window on the side instead of a window with wood shutters; and (3) the new color trim (light green instead of light blue)

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