I was excited to be present at Merida's royal celebration held at the Magic Kingdom in front of Cinderella's Castle last week. The Brave heroine officially joined the Disney Princess court in classic Disney fashion with fireworks and other surprises. People were already lined up and down Main Street last Saturday morning and the park had barely opened yet. We had a VIP view and the excitement in the air was thrilling. It was also cool to see all 10 previous Disney Princess characters there together. So pretty.
Watched by hundreds of park guests, Merida's procession to the castle was led by a troop of Scottish dancers and an authentic pipe and drum band. Instead of arriving in a traditional horse-and-carriage, she rode in on her trusty horse. She was welcomed on stage by the entire Disney Princess court, and was crowned by her mother Queen Elinor.
Gymnastics Gold Medalist and All-Around champion, Gabby Douglas, hosted the celebration accompanied by her own mother.
I admire Merida for being determined and courageous as these are qualities that have had a big impact on my own life and helped me achieve my goals as an athlete," said Gabby Douglas, gymnastics gold medalist. "And like Merida, I have a strong relationship with my mom, whose support and belief in me has helped me recognize my own inner princess qualities. It's really special for us to be here and share in Merida's celebration, especially on Mother's Day weekend."Here are some pics from the celebration: