VIDEO Latina Princess Elena of Avalor Debuts at Walt Disney World

Elena of Avalor, Disney’s First Latina Princess, was welcomed to Walt Disney World by Cinderella and Prince Charming at the Magic Kingdom. Elena of Avalor is the newest Disney Channel animated series that debuted July 22, 2016. From a Latin-American inspired kingdom, Elena of Avalor tells the story of Princess Elena, a teenager who saved her enchanted kingdom from an evil sorceress.  Elena’s Royal Scepter, the Scepter of Light, can channel the power within her to help her kingdom and family.  The Princess Elena Royal Welcome is currently scheduled to take place 4x a day on Cinderella Castle’s Forecourt Stage at 9:05 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:20 p.m., and 1:35 p.m.  Elena of Avalor partnered with the Girl Scouts of America to explore what it means to be a leader, and Girl Scouts were on hand for Princess Elena’s first appearance at Walt Disney World.

From Walt Disney World’s Press Release

Walt Disney World Resort will be the place where families can see Disney’s newest princess – the first inspired by diverse Latin cultures – Elena of Avalor. “The Royal Welcome of Princess Elena” is a live performance that will be presented several times daily at Magic Kingdom Park. Its limited-engagement began August 12.

In the special welcoming ceremony on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage, Cinderella and Prince Charming will host their newest royal friend and invite her to share her amazing story with park guests. As part of the show, Elena will recount her magical adventures and triumphant return to Avalor through the song, “My Time.”

Princess Elena of Avalor arrives at Walt Disney World

Princess Elena of Avalor arrives at the Magic Kingdom, photo by David Roark, courtesy Walt Disney World Resort

While Elena’s music makes the new show shimmer and sparkle, so does the new princess’ vibrant royal gown and glittering crown. Rich in color and detail, the gown reflects Elena’s special qualities and cultural origins. The one-of-a-kind gown is made from 14 yards of crimson Avaloran satin, embroidered with more than 900 flowers that represent her kingdom and family. The beautiful crown she wears holds 222 dazzling jewels.

Elena’s debut at Walt Disney World follows the launch of the new animated series, “Elena of Avalor,” which premiered in a simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney Junior on July 22. It ranks as the #1 series telecast among all kid-targeted TV networks in Total Viewers, Kids 2-11 and Adults 18-49, for 2016 to-date.

A brave and adventurous teenager, Princess Elena embodies all the qualities of a classic Disney princess, displaying thoughtfulness, resilience and compassion. She has the heart and mind of a true leader, making her a princess for everyone.

Fans of Princess Elena can find specialty merchandise like her dress, crown, and scepter throughout stores at Walt Disney World Resort.

Elena will make her debut at Disneyland Resort at Disney California Adventure this fall.

Princess Elena of Avalor arrives at Walt Disney World

Princess Elena of Avalor arrives at the Magic Kingdom, photo by David Roark, courtesy Walt Disney World Resort


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About John Saccheri

John Saccheri has been rooted in the Disney culture from childhood. John only had the opportunity to visit Walt Disney World once, at the age of 5. After returning home, he never stopped talking about it, yearning to return. His parents were worried about this “obsession,” but John began working at the age of 12 with a focus on saving up for the next Disney trip. He was able to visit Disney World at least once a year from 14 years old onward. Today, a successful entrepreneur, John was able to move from his hometown of Long Island, New York, to Central Florida to be close to the Mouse. Going to the parks still seems like a fantasy to him!