|Photo by Matt Stroshane|
Walt Disney World has announced the debut of a new princess: Elena of Avalor.
"The Royal Welcome of Princess Elena" is a live performance that will be presented several times daily at Magic Kingdom Park to welcome the new character, which Disney said is inspired by Latin cultures. The performance’s limited engagement begins August 12.
In the special welcoming ceremony on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage, Cinderella and Prince Charming hosted the new character and invited her to share her story with park guests. As part of the show, Elena recounts her magical adventures and triumphant return to Avalor through the song, "My Time."
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, Disney said.
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.