Elena of Avalor, first Latina princess, welcomed at Disney World
There's a new princess in town, and her name is Elena.
Disney's first Latina princess made her Walt Disney World debut at Magic Kingdom yesterday. The amusement park had a royal welcoming with a live stream on Facebook Live and a few special appearances.
The event had an introduction and welcoming by Cinderella and a performance of the song “My Time” from the Disney animated series Elena of Avalor. The Girl Scouts of America joined the new princess and one member, Ashley Chico, received the Scepter of Light onstage, an award recognizing leadership and success with the scout's project, “Gold Award Take Action.”
Elena of Avalor made its' debut on Disney Channel on July 22. The series is about the adventures of Elena Castillo Flores, the 16-year-old ruling princess of Avalor, a fictional kingdom inspired by Latin culture and architecture.
During the event, the announcement was made of the series being renewed for a second season after its very successful premiere.
“It's just a few weeks into the launch of ‘Elena of Avalor' and we are already seeing what an impact and connection she is making with kids and families,” said Disney Junior Worldwide executive vice president and general manager, Nancy Kanter.
The royal welcome for Elena of Avalor will be presented several times daily at the park beginning August 12.
In case you missed it, watch the live stream of the event below: