February 24, 2020

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Journey Girls® Doll Review

We’ve put together the ultimate Resource Guide for Journey Girls® dolls. Be sure to leave a comment and tell us which of their great dolls is your favorite and why. Also check out our other Ultimate Resource Guides for A Girl For All Time®WellieWishers™, and Hearts For Hearts Girls® for more reviews and helpful tips. 

Limited Time Contest: Scroll down to enter our doll giveaway!

About Journey Girls®

As the name suggests, the Journey Girls® are a group of friends who travel the world together. Each doll has their own unique leadership skills and way that she helps her friends along their adventures. Journey Girls® were formerly the private label 18-inch doll of Toys “R” Us stores, but were moved by the company to being sold primarily on Amazon in July of 2019.

 Journey Girls® Features:

  • 18-inches tall
  • Rooted hair
  • Hand painted faces
  • Painted and applied eyelashes
  • Vinyl breastplate and cloth torso
  • Recommended for ages 6 and up

    The Ultimate Pattern Collection for Journey Girls® 

    Looking to make cute clothes designed to fit your Journey Girls® doll? Our collection of sewing patterns for these unique dolls includes all the wardrobe staples you're looking for, from classics like jeans and t-shirts, to fun skirts and fancy dresses.  

     

    Journey Girls® Measurements

    Journey Girls® Measurement Sheet

     Journey Girls® Compared to American Girl®

     

    While the Journey Girls® doll is 18-inches tall, she has different proportions and measurements compared to an 18-inch American Girl® doll. The main differences between the two dolls are that the Journey Girls® have a slimmer cloth torso than the AG dolls. This means that Journey Girls® pants and skirts are quite a bit smaller than ones made to fit 18-inch American Girl® dolls. The Journey Girls®, A Girl For All Time®, and American Girl® dolls are pictured above to show that the three dolls are different enough in size to all require different sized clothing and shoes, but are similar enough to be styled together with the same scale of props and furniture.

    Journey Girls® Free T-shirt Sewing PatternGet the PatternReady to make a t-shirt for your Journey Girls® doll? Our FREE trendy t-shirt pattern is for you. This easy to follow PDF pattern guides you through each step with illustrated step-by-step pictures! Have fun using a variety of knit fabrics or even your outgrown tees upcycled to make adorable doll clothes!  

     

    Journey Girls® Character Names And Descriptions  

    Each year the girls are rereleased with new outfits and accessories inspired by a new location they have traveled to, such as London, Paris, and Italy.

    Journey Girls® Chavonne

     

    Chavonne: Chavonne loves to be in the spotlight performing music. She comes dressed in a vibrant red-orange cape, white t-shirt, navy leggings, and cute vegetal print rain boots. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Buy Chavonne Now

     

     

    Journey Girls® Kelsey

     

    Kelsey: Kelsey loves reading and learning new things. Her auburn hair and green eyes go perfectly with her navy blue beanie, plaid button up shirt, and purple skirt with suspenders. Her look is complemented by her grey socks and black combat boots. Buy Kelsey Now

     

     

    Journey Girls® MeredithMeredith: Meredith has long blonde hair and blue eyes, and her interests are health and fitness. She comes dressed in a preppy combo of a gingham button down and knit sweater, paired with a faux leather mini skirt. She also comes with a designer-inspired yellow handbag and black loafersBuy Meredith Now

     

     

    Journey Girls® Callie

     

    Callie: Callie is a dedicated dancer with a great sense of humor. She has brown hair and brown eyes and comes dressed in a pink t-shirt and sequined gold skirt. With matching gold sandals, clutch, and headband, Callie really shinesBuy Callie Now

     

     

    Journey Girls® KylaKyla: With brown hair and brown eyes, Kyla is an artistic photographer. She comes dressed in a graphic tee and light wash jeans with decorative patches. Her red fringe bag and black ankle boots complete her chic look. Buy Kyla Now 

     

     

    Journey Girls® DanaDana: Dana loves caring for animals and showing her friends cute animal videos to make them smile. She has straight brown hair and blue eyes. She comes dressed in a long pink cardigan, monkey print t-shirt, denim skirt, and white sneakers. Her purple bucket bag and socks complete the look, along with her cute pink glasses. Buy Dana Now

     

    Journey Girls® MikaellaMikaella: Originally released in 2014 as a special holiday doll, Mikaella has since joined the Journey Girls® as a permanent part of the gang. Mikaella is interested in cooking and exploring new cultures through the foods they offer. She has strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes. She comes dressed in a pink chiffon romper with attached open-front skirt, paired with sandals, clutch bag, and a flower in her hair. Buy Mikaella Now

     

    Journey Girls® IleeIlee: Originally released in 2016 as a special holiday doll, Ilee has since become a permanent member of the Journey Girls®. Ilee is described as a “free-spirited nature lover,” and comes dressed in a frilly plaid dress. Her accessories include knee high socks, pink high-top sneakers, and a pink heart shaped purse. Her hair is blond with a pink streak at the front and her eyes are blue. Buy Ilee Now

     

    Journey Girls® Jordanna Holiday DollJordanna: Released only for the holiday season in 2013, Jordanna was a special edition Paris collection doll. Jordanna loves to study fashion and enjoys shopping. She came dressed in a dark blue ball gown paired with white gloves, a matching blue clutch, and silver jewelry. She has blonde hair and hazel eyes. 

     

    Journey Girls® Giovanna Holiday DollGiovanna: In 2015, Giovanna was the special edition  holiday doll. Her long blonde hair and blue eyes are complimented by a masquerade-style silver mask, paired with a red ball gown and faux fur capelet. She also came with silver gloves and a matching wristlet clutch. She was the first Journey Girls® to come with pierced ears

     

     

    ENTER TO WIN A Journey Girls® Kyla Doll 

    To enter this week's contest, simply click the link below and then enter through the giveaway widget at the bottom of the blog post, there are many things you can do to earn multiple entry points!

    Contest Details: You enter through the entry form that is embedded on this page and appears just below this paragraph, if you don't see it, be sure to visit the page from your desktop or an alternate browser such as Google Chrome. It may not appear on all mobile devices. The complete rules and entry details appear on the entry form. This is not a comment contest - in other words, leaving a comment on the bottom of this page is not an official entry method. The only required entry method is to leave a comment under this post and then confirm that you did it in the contest widget. One person will receive the Kyla doll. You can enter once, or gain multiple entries by completing the other entry methods and increase your chances of winning. Please review all Terms and Conditions on the giveaway page before entering. While we wish we could run this contest everywhere, for legal reasons it is only open to eligible residents of the U.S. and Canada, not including Rhode Island. This contest is exclusively endorsed by Liberty Jane Clothing and Pixie Faire. Not endorsed by or affiliated with Journey Girls®. 

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    We'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell us - which Journey Girls® is your favorite! Commenting below and confirming your entry in the widget above gives you one entry method, the other methods are listed in the widget above, be sure to enter in as many ways as you can to receive the maximum amount of entries to win one Journey Girls® Kyla Doll!

    Thanks, everyone!

    The Pixie Faire Team

     


    100 Comments

    Judith Martinez
    Judith Martinez

    March 02, 2020

    I think Kyla is the prettiest. The olive skin really makes the doll look beautiful.

    Charlotte
    Charlotte

    March 01, 2020

    I think these dolls are beautiful! I am drawn to Kyla, though ……. perhaps because we share an artistic personality. Kindred spirits! :)

    Charity
    Charity

    March 01, 2020

    I’m a big fan of the Kelsey doll and purchased the Journey Girls in Australia version of her before Toys R Us closed. I like her best because she has an inquisitive yet calm expression on her face. I also like that she has long hair that allows me to dress her up in all sorts of ways.

    Melissa
    Melissa

    March 01, 2020

    I like Mikaella because she reminds me of my sister.

    Ann
    Ann

    March 01, 2020

    Kelsey is my favorite. I can’t resist her red hair and green eyes.

    Kari
    Kari

    February 29, 2020

    I love Kelsey she reminds me of my little red head granddaughter! <3

    Carma
    Carma

    February 29, 2020

    I think I’ll say Mikaella. The strawberry blond and blue eyes. They are all quite pretty and it was difficult to pick just one. Close seconds were Kyla and Kelsey. But Meredith has a real sweet face too.

    Ann S
    Ann S

    February 29, 2020

    They are all beautiful, but my favorite is Mikaella. I love the color of her hair and her face is so sweet.

    Danielle
    Danielle

    February 29, 2020

    I haven’t tried the journey dolls but they sure look cute. Kyla seems to have similar interests.

    Monica
    Monica

    February 28, 2020

    My favorites are Dana, Mikaella and Ilee. There beautiful dolls.

    pamela
    pamela

    February 28, 2020

    I love Kelsey and her red hair.

    Deb H
    Deb H

    February 28, 2020

    I like Meredith. Her blonde hair and blue eyes are like my granddaughter’s. And she is very health conscious like Meredith.

    Rena
    Rena

    February 28, 2020

    Kelsey is my favorite because of the hair color and my Irish heritsge.

    Estrellita
    Estrellita

    February 28, 2020

    My favorites are Kyla and Chavonne. They’re so pretty and i cant decide between the two.

    Patrice Korte
    Patrice Korte

    February 28, 2020

    I like Callie because she looks like my own daughters!

    Nannette
    Nannette

    February 28, 2020

    Kyla because I am also a photographer.

    Elizabeth Smith
    Elizabeth Smith

    February 28, 2020

    Love kyla. She has beautiful “skin”

    Karen
    Karen

    February 28, 2020

    I love them all but I sure like Kayla

    Vickie N
    Vickie N

    February 28, 2020

    I love Ilee because she looks just like my granddaughter & has a playful pink streak in her hair just like the whimsical flair my granddaughter would do! My granddaughters are the reason I started make doll clothes!

    kathy
    kathy

    February 28, 2020

    my favorite is klya

    Lisa
    Lisa

    February 28, 2020

    I really like Meredith, she looks just like my twin granddaughters.

    Pat S
    Pat S

    February 28, 2020

    Today it’s Kelsey, yesterday it was Dana, who knows who it will be tomorrow…I love them all!

    Kim M
    Kim M

    February 28, 2020

    I’m not sure which is my favourite. They’re all cute. Kyla is quite pretty, but Kelsey’s freckles are adorable.

    Phyllis
    Phyllis

    February 28, 2020

    I love Kyla. She looks like my granddaughter Kayla

    Angie
    Angie

    February 28, 2020

    Kyla really is my favorite. Love those brown eyes, and her skin tone is beautiful.

    Roxanne Perez
    Roxanne Perez

    February 28, 2020

    They are all beautiful, but for some reason Meredith just pulls at my heart strings.

    Mary
    Mary

    February 28, 2020

    I like Chavonne Sheba energy to give herself a future. Very pretty.

    Susan
    Susan

    February 28, 2020

    I like Mikaella; she’s cute!

    Patty Stanton
    Patty Stanton

    February 28, 2020

    I don’t have a favorite. They are all pretty.

    Mee-Maw
    Mee-Maw

    February 28, 2020

    I am captived by Jordanna. So few dolls have hazel eyes. That makes her very special.

    Marilyn
    Marilyn

    February 28, 2020

    My favorite is Kelsey — love her beautiful auburn hair.

    Candice Lacy
    Candice Lacy

    February 28, 2020

    I think Kyla is prettiest! They’re all gorgeous though.

    Debra Beheler
    Debra Beheler

    February 28, 2020

    These Journey Girls dolls are all beautiful and so difficult to choose a favorite. Kyla looks the most like my youngest granddaughter. Winning her would be lovely.

    Lucy
    Lucy

    February 28, 2020

    I like all the Journey Girls, but my favourite is Dana, I like her kind and sweet smile, and that she loves animals.

    ET
    ET

    February 28, 2020

    I think I like Meredith the best, because she has similar interests to me. It would be great for young girls to learn about staying fit and healthy without obsessing to the point where it is unhealthy.

    Jean
    Jean

    February 28, 2020

    Love Meredith and Kyla. Merediths beautiful long blonde hair reminds me of my 7 year old granddaughter. Love the sweet expression on Kyla.

    Chriss
    Chriss

    February 28, 2020

    They’re all so pretty it’s hard to pick a favorite! I’m partial to redheads though, so I’ll have to go with Kelsey.

    Roxanne
    Roxanne

    February 28, 2020

    Kyla is my favorite!
    Beautiful.

    Michelle F
    Michelle F

    February 28, 2020

    Kyla is my favorite! Being a brunette all my life I always go for the brunette! She is very natural looking.

    Diana L Vagle
    Diana L Vagle

    February 28, 2020

    Kayla is my favorite Journey girl because she fits attractively between the light skinned blonde and the darker complected black haired dolls.

    Maretta
    Maretta

    February 28, 2020

    Kyla is my favorite – her hair looks more natural.

    designdreamer
    designdreamer

    February 28, 2020

    Wow, of course I had heard of these dolls before, but I’ve never really “explored” them. They have really pretty faces!! Hard to choose a favorite, but I’m going to go with Chavonne.

    Sumbal K
    Sumbal K

    February 28, 2020

    Mikaella is my favorite doll! I love her blue eyes and strawberry blonde hair! She is so beautiful! 😍

    Patricia Key
    Patricia Key

    February 28, 2020

    Well, I have never even seen a ‘Journey Girl’, but I would LOVE to have one AND make her my favorite! 😉. From this group, I like Jordanna the best. I love formal attire.

    Laura H
    Laura H

    February 28, 2020

    These dolls are all absolutely lovely, but my favorite would have to be Kyla because she is an artistic photographer and I love her style.

    Mary Sue
    Mary Sue

    February 28, 2020

    I like Kelsey, because I need a red head in my collection. And my granddaughter can play with her as Meredith as the Disney character.

    Barbara
    Barbara

    February 28, 2020

    Never too old for dolls, I have been refurbishing when i find them at the thrift stores….Kyla would be my Favorite….ty

    MelissaN
    MelissaN

    February 28, 2020

    Kyla is my favorite – she has a serene look to her.

    Vicki J.
    Vicki J.

    February 28, 2020

    Kyla is my favorite as I like her style.

    Carol
    Carol

    February 28, 2020

    Love Dana, Kyla would be my second choice.

    Gloria
    Gloria

    February 28, 2020

    They are all so beautiful it is hard to choose, however, I will pick Meredith. She reminds me of someone I went to school with.

    Kathy
    Kathy

    February 28, 2020

    My favorite is Kelsey.

    Susan
    Susan

    February 28, 2020

    Jordanna is my favorite—at least for today.

    Jan Polander
    Jan Polander

    February 28, 2020

    Love Kyla.

    S
    S

    February 28, 2020

    I like Kelsey with her fiery red hair.

    silgalia
    silgalia

    February 28, 2020

    hello, i have preferences between kyla, kelsey and chavonne who have a soft face. But, you have to make a choice :) this will be kyla, I will see later to buy these wonders. Thank you for this contest

    Ali
    Ali

    February 28, 2020

    Jordanna is my favorite doll, she is the most elegant!

    Barb
    Barb

    February 28, 2020

    Kayla is my favorite, I love her eyes.

    sandy
    sandy

    February 28, 2020

    Dana gets my vote. It’s a plus that she also loves animals.

    Brisja
    Brisja

    February 28, 2020

    Chavonne is quite lovely. They did such a good job with her pretty face. Thank you for these wonderful giveaways!

    Joan
    Joan

    February 28, 2020

    Kelsey is my favorite, Love that red hair

    Cathy
    Cathy

    February 28, 2020

    Love Dana , the glasses and love for animals .

    Nancy
    Nancy

    February 28, 2020

    I like Kyla the best. Her hair is magnificent. The rest of the dolls are nice as well.

    Debbie Peek
    Debbie Peek

    February 28, 2020

    Jordanna is my favorite. I’,m not really sure why. She just strikes my fancy.

    Linda Smith
    Linda Smith

    February 28, 2020

    Today my favorite doll is the Ilee. I love her hair and her blue eyes. She loves nature and protecting it.

    Dorothy
    Dorothy

    February 28, 2020

    All of the dolls are beautiful but I must say I like Kyla, the best. I like her skin tone it is so pretty.

    Linda
    Linda

    February 27, 2020

    Jordanna is the one I really like. She has gorgeous hair! Thanks for the chance!

    Michelle Eusebio
    Michelle Eusebio

    February 27, 2020

    I found my Meredith doll at a Goodwill a few years ago. I’ve purchased several patterns for her from Pixie Faire and they’re delightful and easy to use. You should try them!! I would love to enjoy another Journey Girl doll. My favorites are Chavonne and Kelsie. But Meredith (my Lacey) would love any one of her friends:).

    Jeanne Marshall
    Jeanne Marshall

    February 27, 2020

    Kyla is my favorite because I love her hair.

    Jennifer
    Jennifer

    February 27, 2020

    I really like Dana. And the redhead, Kelsey? Pretty dolls.

    Debbie siltala
    Debbie siltala

    February 27, 2020

    I think my favorite is kelsey

    Shirley
    Shirley

    February 27, 2020

    Kyla is very pretty. Love her hair. My Favorite is Ilee. Love the outfit and her hair. Thanks Cinnamon for the great giveaway.

    Bonny
    Bonny

    February 27, 2020

    I like Callie the best because she looks a lot like my grand-daughter.

    Mae Lynn Beck
    Mae Lynn Beck

    February 27, 2020

    I have Dana and she is so pretty. I haven’t really studied the others but they are all adorable.

    Ele B.
    Ele B.

    February 27, 2020

    My favourite Journey Girls is by far Chavonne, she is such a beautiful doll. Though I also love Kelsey, Callie, Kyla, and Meredith. They are all such a gorgeous dolls! I have been hoping to get one some time, as I have been curious about sewing for there size.

    Sandy
    Sandy

    February 27, 2020

    My favorite – Jordanna. Love her hair and eyes, plus the beautiful blue chiffon dress.

    Cassandra
    Cassandra

    February 27, 2020

    My favourite is Jordanna. Love the hair.

    Lisbet
    Lisbet

    February 27, 2020

    My favourite is Kelsey. Not only do I love her colours and her hair is manageable – not too curly but also, I adore the outfit she is wearing. It suits her perfectly. Stylish and matches her hair so perfectly.

    Aubrey Scott Daniels
    Aubrey Scott Daniels

    February 27, 2020

    Dana looks similar to my daughter! She loves nails too! They are all cute dolls!

    Aubrey Scott Daniels
    Aubrey Scott Daniels

    February 27, 2020

    Dana looks similar to my daughter! She loves nails too! They are all cute dolls!

    Olivia
    Olivia

    February 27, 2020

    Kelsey is my favorite because of her green eyes, though I’d say Kyla is probably my second favorite.

    Colleen
    Colleen

    February 27, 2020

    Dana is so very cute wearing the glasses. And she love animals, as I do!

    Joanne
    Joanne

    February 27, 2020

    I like Dana. She looks just like my granddaughter! Glasses and all!

    Marian
    Marian

    February 27, 2020

    I have a couple of journey girls and they look great in the clothes I have made. I really like Kyla but don’t have her.

    margaret
    margaret

    February 27, 2020

    WOW so many people love these dolls, if I win I’ll have to start making new clothes….fun!

    margaret
    margaret

    February 27, 2020

    WOW so many people love these dolls, if I win I’ll have to start making new clothes….fun!

    Jan T
    Jan T

    February 27, 2020

    I love Kelsey’s auburn hair, but Kyla is definitely my favorite! She reminds me of my daughter in law who is also a photographer.

    Carol
    Carol

    February 27, 2020

    I love Mikaella! I was a strawberry blond born in 1950. Would love to make her 50’s and 60’s outfits!

    Mary Ann
    Mary Ann

    February 27, 2020

    My favorite is Kyla

    Judith Wainwright
    Judith Wainwright

    February 27, 2020

    I already have Mikaella. I love her and would dearly love to give her Kyla as her sister.

    Kelly
    Kelly

    February 27, 2020

    All the dolls are very pretty, I don’t really have a favorite. I would be happy to own any one of them.

    Julie Farmer
    Julie Farmer

    February 27, 2020

    I love Kelsey as she look likes my grandaughter

    Catherine
    Catherine

    February 27, 2020

    Meredith is my favourite as she is the first Journey Girl I bought.

    Susan
    Susan

    February 27, 2020

    I like Kelsey.

    Marylin
    Marylin

    February 27, 2020

    I like Kelsey and Mikaella best. My granddaughter has hair somewhere between theirs.

    Eileen
    Eileen

    February 27, 2020

    Kelsey and Dana are my faves. I recently went to out local Toys are US only to discover they no longer carried this line..

    Teresa
    Teresa

    February 26, 2020

    Very beautiful! I would love to add her to my collection!

    Karen L
    Karen L

    February 26, 2020

    My favorite Journey girls are Mikaela and Jordanna

    Teresa
    Teresa

    February 26, 2020

    I think Kyla is the prettiest. I love her hair, skin, and eye color combo, plus the fullness and body of her hair.

    Gail Beam
    Gail Beam

    February 26, 2020

    I have to choose Kyla, as she reminds me of my granddaughter. All of the dolls are just gorgeous!

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