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October 2

October 2, 2011 – Rapunzel is Named Official Disney Princess in Worldwide Celebration Ceremony

“Are you kidding? It’s going to be the best day ever!”

On October 2, 2011, the 10th member of the Disney Princess Royal Court, Rapunzel, was honored in a star-studded ceremony held at Kensington Palace in London, England. This ceremony included appearances by all the Disney Princesses, a processional through Hyde Park, and an official welcoming ceremony. 25,000 fans stood on the parade route to welcome the princesses, and were welcome to attend activities such as lantern making and storytelling.

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September 12

September 12, 2013 – The Princess Fairytale Hall Opens in Walt Disney World

“Enjoy a dazzling encounter with Cinderella and Elena in an enchanting royal setting.”

On September 12, 2013, the meet-and-greet area Princess Fairytale Hall opened in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park, in Fantasyland’s Castle Courtyard. Guests enter what appears to be a secret part of the castle, and are able to see special stained glass windows of Cinderella and the Royal Gallery before being escorted to meet Cinderella and a special guest; the special guest has been permanently selected as Princess Elena from Elena of Avalor. The attraction took the place of the Snow White’s Scary Adventures attraction.

May 14

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May 14, 2009 – Characters from Up Appear in Hollywood Studios

“Adventure is out there!”

On May 14, 2009, characters from the upcoming Pixar animated feature Up made their first appearance in Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios Park. The characters – Carl Fredericksen, Russell, and Dug – were on hand to greet guests near the Sorcerer’s Hat before moving to their regular location the following day in the Magic of Disney Animation attraction. After the film’s promotions ended, the characters were moved to Animal Kingdom.

April 10

April 10, 2005 – Princess Storybook Dining is Held All Day at Restaurant Akershus

“Join Disney Princesses for Storybook Dining inside a medieval castle with soaring archways and cathedral ceilings.”

On April 10, 2005, the formerly breakfast-only character dining experience Princess Storybook started being held at all meals at the Restaurant Akershus in Epcot’s Norway Pavilion. Guests can meet several of their favorite princesses, including Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Aurora, and Ariel, while they savor Norwegian-inspired dishes. The popularity of this breakfast-only dining experience necessitated opening it up for more meals to allow more guests the ability to dine with a princess.

March 15

March 15, 1991 – The Rescue Rangers Raceway Opens in Disneyland

On March 15, 1991, the Rescue Rangers Raceway opened in Disneyland. As part of a promotion for the Disney Afternoon programming block, the attraction Fantasyland Autopia was redesigned to feature the characters from the hit show Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers in the form of cutouts and, sometimes, characters to meet-and-greet near the show if crowds were low. The attraction returned to its original Autopia form on November 10, 1991.

October 6

October 6, 2006 – The Princess Fantasy Faire Opens in Disneyland

“Where happily ever after happens every day!”

On October 6, 2006, the Princess Fantasy Faire opened in Disneyland’s Fantasyland Theater. The attraction replaced Snow White – An Enchanting Musical, and featured several Disney princesses, such as Belle, Aurora, and Mulan. The area provided guests with a chance to meet the Disney princesses, and was located right next to Sleeping Beauty’s castle. Guests were also able to participate in an interactive storytelling experience with a princess, and learn how to be a true princess or a knight in a coronation ceremony. The area closed on August 12, 2012.

September 6

September 6, 2004 – The Book Disney Villains: The Essential Guide is Released Through DK Children

“Fearless, noble, and proud – these are three words that will never be used to describe sneaky Scar.”

On September 6, 2004, the children’s book Disney Villains: The Essential Guide was published through DK Children, a well-known British publishing company that specializes in reference books. The book gives children and other interested parties a glimpse into the Disney villains, ranging from the Evil Queen to Hades, providing information about their evil schemes, their lairs, and even their lackeys.