Today is the kickoff of Disney’s Ultimate Princess Celebration! Disney is celebrating our heroes and spotlighting the courage and kindness they meet with every challenge. We are celebrating the valiant acts and stories of personal triumph that Disney princesses embody. Let’s take a look at how we can celebrate these princesses at the Disney parks.
We start this tour with a look at Disneyland park’s only ride-through Princess attraction, Snow White’s Enchanted Wish – which will be ready to welcome guests when the park reopens April 30. Imagineers have updated this classic Fantasyland attraction with new magic inside and out. Using state-of-the-art audio and visual technology, including new music, LED black lighting, laser projections and a new animation system, the attraction brings to life Snow White’s “happily ever after.” Here, we flip through the pages of the story that “started it all,” and land on one particular scene that hasn’t yet been shared!
For our Hong Kong Disneyland stop of the tour, of course we have to include the Castle of Magical Dreams, unveiled for the resort’s 15th anniversary. Inspired by the 13 courageous stories of Disney Princesses and Queens, the Castle stands proudly as the centerpiece of Hong Kong Disneyland – a symbol of courage, hope, and possibility. For a behind-the-scenes look at the Castle of Magical Dreams, we have to check out Building a Dream: The Magic Behind a Disney Castle. This brand-new exhibition takes us from concept to reality, showing the tools and techniques used in Imagineering’s creative process for developing the new Castle design.
Jumping over to the east coast, in Florida, we now visit Walt Disney World Resort, where some of our favorite Disney Princess characters kindly greet guests in a cavalcade around Magic Kingdom Park. Wave hello to Jasmine, Tiana, Cinderella, and more, as you watch the regal procession go by.
The next stop on our global tour is Shanghai Disney Resort, where “ILLUMINATE! A Nighttime Celebration” will take us on an exciting journey, inspiring us to break through the darkness and adversity—just as Mulan, Rapunzel, Anna, and Elsa did—and see the light! Through seven unique chapters, the stunning visual story delivers a message of perseverance and courage, inspiring guests to hold onto the light that exists within all of us and trust it to see them through.
We have now come to Disneyland Paris, where we find a beautiful statue of Cinderella, who truly exemplifies kindness. She faced a great deal of adversity and challenges in her life, but she always persevered with courage, and this statue is a beautiful symbol of that. Also in Disneyland Paris, there is now a new selfie spot where guests can see Queen Anna & Snow Queen Elsa. These sisters go on courageous adventures and treat all of the residents of Arendelle with pure kindness. Snap a photo with the Queens that you can take home to last a lifetime.
How will you celebrate Disney’s Ultimate Princess Celebration?
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