Today at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Merida from the Academy Award-winning film “Brave” became Disney’s 11th Princess. The ceremony started today at 9:30AM. It was tough to get a good spot to see the ceremony with the large crowds and the area in front of the stage blocked off. There was also a parade down Main Street.
Merida is a modern day princess who fights her battles, and advocates for what she believes in and asserts her point of view, according to “Brave” producer Katherine Sarafian. She goes on to say that Merida refuses to let others tell her who she is.
I really wish that people would leave their iPads at home. It makes it very hard when you are trying to see or get photos when people hold them up. I also think that Disney needed to turn up the volume so those in the crowd could hear the coronation ceremony. I was standing by the Walt statue and could barely hear what was going on. I have been to many events in the theme parks and the last two I have been to it has been hard to hear the speakers. Before you think I am losing my hearing believe me other people around me said the same thing.
Are you excited that Merida has become a Disney Princess? I know in the crowd around me people were telling the story of Merida from the movie. Do you think she fits in with the other Princesses? I like that she is her own woman but love all the Princesses and their qualities. Expect to see a lot of Merida merchandise in stores and the theme parks.
Welcome to the family Merida!