All next week, we are celebrating the brave, beloved Disney Princesses as World Princess Week returns Aug. 21-27. World Princess Week is part of the Ultimate Princess Celebration that kicked off last year, which is a global extravaganza across The Walt Disney Company that highlights the impact of Disney Princesses and the courage and kindness they inspire in fans all around the world. And making her official debut as a Disney Princess this year is Kumandran warrior Raya from the Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Raya and the Last Dragon”!
This royal week is being launched by someone who knows a thing or two about being a princess. Global superstar and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Brandy visited Disneyland Resort for a special performance in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle of “Starting Now,” the theme song of Ultimate Princess Celebration! Having starred in the title role in The Wonderful World of Disney, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” Brandy is the perfect artist to breathe the heart and soul into World Princess Week through her beautiful performance of “Starting Now.” Don’t miss the video coming to the Disney Parks Blog and Disney Parks social channels this Monday, Aug. 22!
From giveaways to limited-time offerings, here are some of the many ways you can join in the celebration for World Princess Week across Disney Parks!
Walt Disney World Resort
Staying at one of the resorts at Walt Disney World during World Princess Week? Be sure to attend one of the Movies Under the Stars for princess movie screenings all week at select resorts. Head over to Disney Springs for a princess-themed DJ dance party on Sunday, Aug. 21 and Saturday, Aug. 27 to show off your royal moves. If you’re looking to bring out your inner princess, stop by the American Adventure pavilion in EPCOT for a Tiana and Naveen-inspired paper crown giveaway. And you can’t forget about indulging in one of the many food and beverage offerings throughout the resort themed to your favorite royal friends.
If you are a Magic Key holder, be sure to stop by Stage 17 at Disney California Adventure park* for a photo opportunity and magical extras, available just for you! After you’ve enjoyed some delicious princess or queen-inspired treats, why not take in some live art? Join Disney Artist and Historian Stacia Martin at WonderGround Gallery in Downtown Disney District on Aug. 21 from 12-4 p.m., to see her draw Disney Princess characters. Guests staying at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort on Aug. 22, are invited to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa to see her in action again. For guests staying at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa club level, there will be a special opportunity to watch and chat with Stacia in the Veranda!
*Valid Magic Key pass and Park reservation required for park entry. Subject to change or cancellation without notice. Photo opportunity subject to Disney PhotoPass terms and expiration policy. Limit one per Magic Key holder. Magic Key holder must be present.
Say “bonjour” to all the ways Disneyland Paris is celebrating World Princess Week! Check out The Royal Promenade, a cavalcade of princesses and queens set to the song “Starting Now.” Head behind Sleeping Beauty Castle for Aurora Welcome Greetings, a magical happening with Princess Aurora and dancers. Four exclusive Magic Shots from Disney PhotoPass are available during the week, and you can collect free princess collectible cards throughout the park before you head home for the night.
Unable to visit one of the parks this week? No problem! There are still plenty of opportunities to participate in World Princess Week. Dress up as your favorite Disney Princess or play princess with your little ones. Browse through this activity book for numerous princess activities fun for the whole family. Or grab some popcorn and gather around the TV for a Disney+ movie night watching one of the many princess movies available on the streaming service. Posting some royal content on social media during the week? Be sure to join the conversation by using #WorldPrincessWeek.
by Eric Jernigan, Global Public Relations Manager, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
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