Last updated: 04:33 PM ET, Fri August 12 2016

There's a New Princess at Walt Disney World Resort

Entertainment | Monica Poling | August 12, 2016

There's a New Princess at Walt Disney World Resort

Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort

It’s been a long time coming, but Walt Disney World Resort is now home to a Latina princess. Elena of Avalor, “the first inspired by diverse Latin cultures,” is the headliner for a new live performance, “The Royal Welcome of Princess Elena," which is being staged several times a day at Magic Kingdom Park. Performances begin Aug. 12.

To give her a royal welcome befitting only a Disney princess, Elena will be introduced at each show by Cinderella and Prince Charming. The welcoming ceremony is held on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage, after which the performance tells the tale of Elena’s magical adventures and her return to Avalor. Elena will also perform her signature song, "My Time."

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Elena's gown is a beauty that will likely become a popular Halloween costume this fall. It is made from 14 yards of crimson Avaloran satin and embroidered with more than 900 flowers that represent her kingdom and family. Her crown is decorated with 222 jewels.

Not surprisingly, Elena’s dress, her crown and her sceptre can be purchased at stores throughout Walt Disney World Resort.

Elena's Walt Disney World show comes on the heels of the new animated series, "Elena of Avalor," which premiered on Disney Channel and Disney Junior on July 22. It is currently the top-rated TV show among all kid-targeted programming. Each episode features original songs influenced by Latin musical styles such as Mariachi, Latin Pop, Salsa, Banda and Chilean Hip Hop. The series airs Fridays at 7:30 p.m. EDT on Disney Channel and weekends at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Junior.

Look for Elena to make her live California debut at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim later this fall.

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