Congratulations, Merida! Photos, video of Disney princess crowning ceremony

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Rosie McClelland (front left) and Sophia Grace Brownlee (front right), TV personalities from "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," pose with the newest Disney Princess, the brave and passionate Merida, and the rest of the Disney Princess royal court at Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Rosie McClelland (front left) and Sophia Grace Brownlee (front right), TV personalities from “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” pose with the newest Disney Princess, the brave and passionate Merida, and the rest of the Disney Princess royal court at Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Saturday, May 11, 2013 Merida was crowned the 11th Disney princess at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.  Even though I was not there to see it with all my Disney Social Media Moms friends, I had to share the news with you!

You see, my almost-six-year-old daughter, Lizzie, is ecstatic! She remembers hearing the news when her other favorite princess – Rapunzel – was crowned. Now she is thrilled that Merida was – finally – given the honor too.  Why is Lizzie so excited? Cause now there are Merida games on the Disney Princess web site! And now Merida will be featured with the other princesses on fun products. Oh, and when we finally get to go to Disney as a family, Lizzie will be able to meet Princess Merida at the castle!

So this really is a big deal to her.

Merida Disney Princess parade Princess Merida and Queen Elinor Disney WorldI thought it was so perfect that they chose to hold the ceremony on Mother’s Day weekend.  The story of Merida centers around her relationship with her mother, Queen Elinor. As you watch the ceremony in the video below, you will hear the theme of motherly love and pride as Queen Elinor crowned Princess Merida! So beautiful and so fitting on this holiday.

Walt Disney World shared with me that they really tried to center the ceremony around the bond between mothers and daughters:

Gymnastics Gold Medalist and All-Around champion, Gabby Douglas, hosted the celebration accompanied by her mother, and shared her personal story of strength, perseverance and courage to win gold. Also on hand to join in on the festivities were British singers and TV personalities of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Sophia Grace Brownlee and Rosie McClelland, who celebrated their inner princess by performing an original song on stage.

Now enjoy this video my dear friend Christine took and shared! She had amazing seats to this historic event at the Disney Social Media Moms conference.  You can find more videos from Christine on her YoutTube page or her blog “From Dates to Diapers.

 

Disclosure: I receive absolutely no compensation for this post.  I was invited to Disney Social Media Moms but turned it down when my employer could not give me time off.  My daughter and I are just thrilled to share this news for you!

Written by:: Annie Shultz

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She is THE Mama Dweeb :) She created this blog back in 2009 and loves to inspire and connect with others through her writing. She also loves talking, dreaming, 90s pop and country music.

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Comments

  1. says

    The Merida ceremony was incredible! I started bawling when her mom came out. They couldn’t have picked a more perfect day for the ceremony. I’m still bummed I didn’t get to meet you at the celebration!

    • Annie @ Mama Dweeb says

      I am also bummed we didn’t get to meet up at Disney world!! So glad you enjoyed it so much though!

  2. Jenny F says

    I was thrilled to see Merida crown, and given her place of honor! Would love to have seen it in person!

    • Annie @ Mama Dweeb says

      Isn’t that photo just BEAUTIFUL?!?! My dream is to go to Disney someday! This year did not work out and it crushed me :(

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