A Disney Junior Princess has made her way to Princess Fairytale Hall. Walt Disney World Resort is the place where families can see Disney’s first princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures – Elena of Avalor.
Who is Elena of Avalor
The Elena of Avalor show is a spinoff of the Disney Junior show Sophia the First. Teen princess Elena Castillo Flores has saved her magical kingdom of Avalor from an evil sorceress and must now learn to rule as its crowned princess.
Elena’s adventures will lead her to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience, and compassion, the traits of all truly great leaders. Since she is only 16 years old, she must follow the guidance of a Grand Council, composed of her grandparents, older cousin Chancellor Esteban, and a new friend, Naomi Turner.
Elena also looks to her younger sister, Isabel, her friends, wizard Mateo, and Royal Guard lieutenant, Gabe, a spirit animal named Zuzo, and a trio of magical flying creatures called Jaquins for guidance and support.
Princess Elena of Avalor Welcome Ceremony
When Princess Elena first came to the Magic Kingdom in 2016 she had a fun welcome show at the castle. In the special welcoming ceremony on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage, Cinderella and Prince Charming hosted their newest royal friend and invited her to share her amazing story with park guests. As part of the show, Elena recounts her magical adventures and triumphant return to Avalor through the song, “My Time.”
I am sharing my friend Panda’s video of her welcome ceremony. You should subscribe to his channel!
Elena of Avalor’s Dress
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. It is so pretty up close!
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.
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.
Where Can You Find Princess Elena of Avalor at Disney World?
Princess Elena of Avalor can be found at Princess Fairytale Hall in Disney’s Magic Kingdom alongside Cinderella. There is an opportunity to get a Fastpass for this meet and greet but if you have higher priority Fastpasses to get, the wait is usually not too long. The line is also inside out of the sun.
Even if you have never seen the show, Princess Elena is great at having fun at her meet & greet. If you are looking for conversation starters, you can say things in Spanish as she loves that.