Merida to become Disney’s 11th official princess with a ceremony at Magic Kingdom

Merida now appearing at Magic Kingdom park

Merida, Disney/Pixar’s first princess from the film “Brave,” will be officially joining the Disney Princess family at a special ceremony taking place at the Magic Kingdom.

At 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, Merida will be joined by all 10 existing Disney Princesses – Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana and Rapunzel – in a regal celebration to welcome her as the 11th Disney Princess. And to commemorate the special occasion, you can purchase a limited edition Merida-inspired T-shirt, available in Youth and Toddler sizes while supplies last, and only at the Emporium inside Magic Kingdom park

Over the last few years, the Disney Princess court has expanded to welcome new princess characters. With the addition of Merida, the Disney Princess brand now accounts for 11 princess characters whose stories, personalities and inner qualities serve as role models inspiring girls around the world.

Here’s a look at Rapunzel’s coronation ceremony that took place at Kensington Palace in London in 2011:

Rapunzel named 10th Disney Princess in ceremony at Kensington Palace in London

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