I have just returned from a whirlwind of a trip to Orlando Florida where I had the distinct pleasure of attending the Disney Social Media Moms Conference. An opportunity to chat with other Bloggers, spend time with sister, and see Disney World in a brand new way. While I was there I was thrilled to attend a once in a lifetime event; Merida of Brave became the 11th Disney Princess!! It was a Royal Celebration!
On a very steamy Saturday morning, you could feel the excitement in the air as the Disney Social Media Moms were escorted to the front of the Castle in the Magic Kingdom. A large crowd was gathered, eagerly anticipating the arrival of the spunky and spirited Merida.
Included in the special coronation ceremony were Gold Medal Gymnast Gabby Douglas, her mother, and Sophia Grace and Rosie who kicked things off with a little rap! These little tiara wearing stars definitely showed some Princess style up on that stage.
After the introductions it was time to bring on the Princesses!
All were in attendance to welcome Merida into the Royal family.
Not since I was a child reading about Cinderella have I so looked forward to seeing the arrival of a Princess! Merida embodies qualities my girls easily relate to; she is adventurous, determined, single minded, brave and knows herself. She is a true modern day Princess. As bag pipes played, Merida made her grand entrance!
In a swift and sweet ceremony Merida took the stage, was meet by Queen Eleanor crowned and declared “ I am strong, I am brave, I am Merida and I Am A PRINCESS!”
It. Was. Fantastic.
Welcome to the newest Disney Princess, truly a Princess for a new generation!
Thanks to Disney for a morning I will never forget!