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

    Ruth
    Ruth

    February 26, 2020

    Giovanna this is the doll that is absolutely beautiful.
    Her mask and gloves will make any little girl jump for joy

    Edna
    Edna

    February 26, 2020

    All of these dolls are gorgeous. I cannot choose just one so I will choose Kyla for my granddaughter Kyle. Thank you Liberty Jane and Pixie Faire for a chance to win one of these lovely dolls.

    Joan
    Joan

    February 26, 2020

    I was so glad to see Kyla is the giveaway doll. She has such beautiful curls and sweet expression. My daughter is a photographer, so that makes Kyla even more special to me.

    Beth Watness
    Beth Watness

    February 26, 2020

    Jordonna is my favorite. Her blond hair and hazel eyes remind me of my Granddaughter Sarin.

    Deborah
    Deborah

    February 26, 2020

    Kyla is my personal favorite as she reminds me of my grand daughter, Liara! I would so enjoy knitting several sets for her doll with a sweater, skirt, mitts, hat, and socks for her school in the winter time… Thanks so much, Deb.

    Heidi
    Heidi

    February 26, 2020

    I like Kyla best. Her beauty is striking.

    Carole D
    Carole D

    February 26, 2020

    Dana, she is so adorable with those glasses! Thank you Liberty Jane Clothing and Pixie Faire!

    Lisa
    Lisa

    February 26, 2020

    My favorite is Kelsey. She is like me, learning new things is my interest. Great doll.

    Margaret
    Margaret

    February 26, 2020

    Mikaella is my favorite as she looks the most similar to my granddaughter.

    Ellen
    Ellen

    February 26, 2020

    I love Kyla and Kelsey. Kelsey has such cute freckles and Kyla’s skin is so pretty! Of course they are great influences for my granddaughter s too!

    Sara
    Sara

    February 26, 2020

    Meredith was the first one

    Joy S
    Joy S

    February 26, 2020

    My favorite Journey Girls Doll is Meredith. I love blonde hair and blue eyes.

    Janet F
    Janet F

    February 26, 2020

    Kayla is my favorite. I love her coloring and her wavy brown hair

    Nancyb
    Nancyb

    February 26, 2020

    I love the Kyla doll best. I think she has the sweetest face on a doll and I love her beautiful curly brown hair. I didn’t realize these dolls were so affordable.

    Linda
    Linda

    February 26, 2020

    Hi, I never saw Ilee before. I think she is my favorite! They have a lot of new ones and they are all sweet….Thanks!

    Martha Ann Reese
    Martha Ann Reese

    February 26, 2020

    Kyla is my favorite Journey Girl Doll. Her beautiful brown curly hair is just too cute.

    Simone
    Simone

    February 26, 2020

    I’ve never heard of Journey Girl Dolls before, my granddaughter is 5 and just got her first baby alive doll last Christmas, her great grandmother in America wants to get her an American doll, so I was learning about them and found the beautiful Journey Dolls here instead,
    They really are beautiful I think I need one haha, but the Kyla would be perfect for my granddaughter as her Grandmother on her fathers sides name is Kyla, she calls her KK,

    Dana A.
    Dana A.

    February 26, 2020

    I like Mikaella. She’s so pretty.

    Wanda
    Wanda

    February 26, 2020

    I like Kelsey.

    Glenda
    Glenda

    February 26, 2020

    I love them all but today Giovanna caught my eye. She reminds me of the fact that it is so much fun to dress up and go to a special celebration and of my granddaughters dressing up in my party dresses😀

    Linda Smith
    Linda Smith

    February 26, 2020

    I like Ilee & hope to own her someday.

    Gayle Petr
    Gayle Petr

    February 26, 2020

    The reason why I don’t have a journey girl yet – is I have a difficult time in choosing just one. Kelsey is cute; but Kyla looks like she has more fun.

    Stephanie G
    Stephanie G

    February 26, 2020

    I like Dana and Chavonne the best!

    T
    T

    February 26, 2020

    Dana is my favorite but I like all the girls.

    Tonya Wolthuis
    Tonya Wolthuis

    February 26, 2020

    My daughter would love to have any of the Journey Girls. This would be a great addition to her doll collection.

    KC
    KC

    February 26, 2020

    I like Kelsey the most. It’s because of her gorgeous Auburn hair and green eyes. I never could resist that combination!

    Christine Brown
    Christine Brown

    February 26, 2020

    I would loce to win a journey girl doll. But with years of entries i have never won anything. So many nm people wanting a chance. But i love that some lucky person gets blessed each week. Maybexsomeday ill ge lucky. You guys are great and i buy almost every pattern you come out with. Thanks for the fun of being apart of vf thiscdoll world!

    candy
    candy

    February 26, 2020

    Beautiful dolls, wish the clothes for American Girl were not huge on this doll.

    Karen Carroll
    Karen Carroll

    February 26, 2020

    All are beautiful! I’d be honored to own any of them!

    Dorothy
    Dorothy

    February 26, 2020

    After 40+ some years I have treated myself to a new sewing machine. I used to make little dresses for my daughter. Now, my newest passion as I have reached the age of 75 is to make doll clothes for my little Granddaughter to make lifestyle scenarios with her dolls. Sometimes, they are having fashion shows, and other times they are involved in careers and leisure. Since her Dad’s name is Michael, I think that Mikaella would be my doll of choice.

    Marian
    Marian

    February 26, 2020

    I love them all but dang Kyla stole my heart. She is so cute and would make a lovely addition to any doll collection.

    Gaile
    Gaile

    February 26, 2020

    I love Kyla she has a beautiful complexion and her hair iso soft looking . I think she’d make a good addition to my collection

    SHERRY
    SHERRY

    February 26, 2020

    Ilee reminds me of my granddaughter, but Kayla reminds me of myself when I was little and wanted long hair so much!

    jacquie
    jacquie

    February 26, 2020

    love dana, and chavonne.
    but, love dana, the animal lover, and her zeal to serve others.

    Mary Angerer
    Mary Angerer

    February 26, 2020

    I like Jordanna! But I would love to have Kyla to sew for.

    Tina
    Tina

    February 26, 2020

    I think Kyla is beautiful.

    Roxanne
    Roxanne

    February 26, 2020

    My favorite is Kelsey – love that red hair!

    Tina Lott
    Tina Lott

    February 26, 2020

    I like Kyla the best. She has curly hair like me.

    Diane R
    Diane R

    February 26, 2020

    I have Dana and would like to get Kelsey, but the price is higher now since Toys R Us is closed.
    I would like to have Kyla to!

    jacquie Corrigan
    jacquie Corrigan

    February 26, 2020

    Callie is my favourite — she’s a dancer!

    Patti Brinnon
    Patti Brinnon

    February 26, 2020

    Kyla is my favorite because I love her long curled dark hair. She also has a very sweet smile.

    April Betts
    April Betts

    February 26, 2020

    I don’t have any of these dolls. But, if I picked one it would be Kyla. I love her skin, hair and eye colors – the same as my daughter and one of my granddaughter’s.

    Cath
    Cath

    February 26, 2020

    Gosh, there are so many cute ones. I like Kyla’s looks the best because I love all that hair. Thanks for the opportunity! Happy stitching!

    Estelle
    Estelle

    February 26, 2020

    I like Dana. She looks like me!

    Doreen
    Doreen

    February 26, 2020

    All the dolls are pretty but I like Kyla’s hair the best.

    Maryann
    Maryann

    February 26, 2020

    Mikaela is my favorite , she looks like my daughter.

    Sandra
    Sandra

    February 26, 2020

    Dana! She looks my daughter…or possibly the other way around.

    peggy
    peggy

    February 26, 2020

    I have a Kelsey doll that I use as a doll clothes model. I wish I had some of the others. To me, these dolls have a gorgeous face. Maybe that is why Simplicity uses them on the covers of their patterns.

    deb bishop
    deb bishop

    February 26, 2020

    My granddaughter would love a doll. I like them all.

    Joan D.
    Joan D.

    February 26, 2020

    I like Kyla the best. It would be a first to own one of these dolls. So cute.

    Kathy
    Kathy

    February 26, 2020

    Kyla is my favorite…very sweet face.

    Delpha
    Delpha

    February 26, 2020

    My grand daughter has Ilee and she loves her. I really like them all, they are all so pretty! I think my favorites are Kelsey and Mikaella

    Joann
    Joann

    February 26, 2020

    My favorite is Kyla. She is just beautiful and looks so sweet. When I was a little girl she would have been my best friend.

    toogie
    toogie

    February 26, 2020

    Dana is the one I like because a smile can’t get any prettier, even if I won her!

    Cristy Estep
    Cristy Estep

    February 26, 2020

    Kyla is my favorite! She’s adorable!

    Stephanie Potts
    Stephanie Potts

    February 26, 2020

    I think Chavonne is my favorite. I like the version of the doll with the afro hair style the best. This line of dolls is my favorite for the 18in dolls. I think they are much prettier than the American Girl dolls and the quality is fantastic, particularly their hair.

    Kim
    Kim

    February 26, 2020

    My daughter loves her Mikaella

    Marilyn
    Marilyn

    February 26, 2020

    I like Kelsey the best. Love her outfit. Chavonne is my second best. Very pretty face.
    Marilyn

    Suzan V
    Suzan V

    February 26, 2020

    My favourite would be Dana with her brown straight hair and blue eyes. The glasses finishes the look beautifully.

    Lawanda
    Lawanda

    February 26, 2020

    I love Kyla! I love that she is a photographer! I too, love taking pictures!

    Mary Cox
    Mary Cox

    February 26, 2020

    Kyla is my favorite even though it was a tough decision. I love her long brown hair and large brown eyes. Her skiin is looks so soft. All this, plus a cute outfit says it all.

    Linda
    Linda

    February 26, 2020

    I have the old Kelsey with the blue/green headband. I love them all!

    Geraldine
    Geraldine

    February 26, 2020

    Yikes! They are only $35 each with free shipping on Amazon. Why not get more than one. You can have 3 for the same price as 1 American Girl! 👍

    Geraldine
    Geraldine

    February 26, 2020

    Yikes! They are only $35 each with free shipping on Amazon. Why not get more than one. You can have 3 for the same price as 1 American Girl! 👍

    Geraldine
    Geraldine

    February 26, 2020

    Yikes! They are only $35 each with free shipping on Amazon. Why not get more than one. You can have 3 for the same price as 1 American Girl! 👍

    Penny
    Penny

    February 26, 2020

    If I win Kyla, sewing a wardrobe for her will be a first for me.

    Florence
    Florence

    February 26, 2020

    Kyla is beautiful! I love them all. I would fill my house with beautiful dolls if I could.

    Diane
    Diane

    February 26, 2020

    Kyla has been on my wishlist for a long time. My granddaughter has a Bitty Baby with the same coloring, and I hope to use a Kyla to transition her “Kathleen” baby up to a bigger girl as my girl grows up. Kyla is just beautiful. I’ve never seen a Journey Girl other than in photos, but I am very attracted to the way they are made.

    Mary
    Mary

    February 26, 2020

    I love the red hair of Kelsey. I usually select blonds but Kelsey caught my eye this time.

    Deidre M.
    Deidre M.

    February 26, 2020

    I don’t have a Journey girl and hadn’t really read about them before, but find Chavonne and Jordonna the most striking. They also share interests with my daughter, fashion and music. Kyla and Kelsey are my next favorites because they are more “girl next door” looking and look like they would “want” to wear clothes more like what I enjoy sewing, vs. my daughter and her love of couture fashion.

    Donna Landreth
    Donna Landreth

    February 26, 2020

    The Kyla Doll gets my vote. She is so cute. Thanks Cinnamon fir the awesome giveaways.

    Mary
    Mary

    February 26, 2020

    Meredith is my favourite. She has the same interests as I do.

    Debra
    Debra

    February 26, 2020

    My favorite is Callie. i love the name and the fact that she is a dancer

    Pam
    Pam

    February 26, 2020

    Jordanna is my favorite.

    Kathy
    Kathy

    February 26, 2020

    I love how they each have different facial features. Kyla gets my vote

    Hannah
    Hannah

    February 26, 2020

    My favorite is Kelsey – love that red hair!

    Kay Stenz
    Kay Stenz

    February 26, 2020

    Kyla she is so out going and I have a granddaughter with her hair color and style.

    BonnieGayle
    BonnieGayle

    February 26, 2020

    I like ilee best because she looks like my great granddaughter

    Ambiei
    Ambiei

    February 26, 2020

    Dana has always been my favorite. I always love dolls In glasses.

    Ramona
    Ramona

    February 26, 2020

    It’s really hard to choose just one. I’m glad Kyla is the giveaway doll – she’s definitely one of my favorites – and Kelsey, too- I love red hair.

    Linda
    Linda

    February 26, 2020

    I like Kelsey and the story about her loving to read. My youngest daughter taught herself to read by the time she was 3 1/2. I also like her long red hair. My daughter when she was young loved red hair and wished that it was the color of her own hair. So Kelsey reminds me of my daughters early years.

    Judith Elizabeth Culbreth
    Judith Elizabeth Culbreth

    February 26, 2020

    Dana – love the glasses. She could be a scientist.

    Dellory
    Dellory

    February 26, 2020

    Kelsey is my favorite. I love her red hair – it reminds me of one of my granddaughters.

    Sharon
    Sharon

    February 26, 2020

    I like Callie because she reminds me of a wonderful friend I had when I was in school.

    kathy Ethier
    kathy Ethier

    February 26, 2020

    I really like Kelsey red hair is my favorite.

    Fran
    Fran

    February 26, 2020

    Meredith is my favorite. She reminds me of my granddaughter.

    CoraVee Caswell
    CoraVee Caswell

    February 26, 2020

    Kyla looks like my granddaughter, and has my daughter’s talents. And I still like to play with dolls.

    SUSAN
    SUSAN

    February 26, 2020

    Kyla is my favorite – she reminds me of my grand daughter . And she has my dad’s obsession as her hobby- can’t beat that .

    Dianne
    Dianne

    February 26, 2020

    Each is an individual so it is difficult, but my granddaughter loves Ilee and Chavonne.

    Sharon
    Sharon

    February 26, 2020

    Kyla is a little beauty who looks like she might want to make some little girl on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota a fabulous Christmas present!

    Rebekah
    Rebekah

    February 26, 2020

    I’m new to the Journey Girls, and I think they’re all very pretty, but Kyla may be the one I like best! :)

    Tarine Brown
    Tarine Brown

    February 26, 2020

    I love Kyla because of her brown hair and eyes. I can relate with her hair and eye color. I love taking pictures of my daughter and her dolls playing. I like Chavonne because of her pretty curly hair.

    Brenda
    Brenda

    February 26, 2020

    I think Kyla and Kelsey are my favorites. Jordana is a beautiful one too!
    Hard to pick a favorite!

    J.J. Goody
    J.J. Goody

    February 26, 2020

    I think Kyla looks sweet.

    Sondra
    Sondra

    February 26, 2020

    My favorite is a toss-up between Dana and Kyla. But all of this group of dolls are very pretty. They have beautiful expressions.

    Deborah Fields
    Deborah Fields

    February 26, 2020

    All the dolls are lovely but I like Dana and her smooth straight hair.

    Christie
    Christie

    February 26, 2020

    Kyla is so pretty! I would love to win her. She is my favourite of the bunch.

    Frances
    Frances

    February 26, 2020

    I love Kyla best!

    cathy
    cathy

    February 26, 2020

    Dana is my favorite. Love the glasses.

    jana
    jana

    February 26, 2020

    Either Ilee or Meridth. Both are beautiful! Its the blond hair and the beautiful blue eyes that makes a doll that any little girl would love.

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