"We bought this pinata for our son's 8th birthday. This pinata took some serious smashing before it finally opened enough for us to try and dump the remaining goodies out. Because it took so long to break open, pretty much ALL of the pinata fillers were demolished including all the candy & toys. The only thing to have survived were the flexible plastic mini water guns. If you want a pinata that is built to last through several rounds of smashing fun then this is DEFINITELY the pinata for you, just be cautious what fillers you use. Also, the area to store the candy is the area between the back of the arms to the tail. The cavity does not extend to the legs, arms, tail and chest area which is mostly why everything was broken or demolished during the hitting. Overall the kids had fun and that's all that matters."