新プリンセス「Elena of Avalor」マジック・キングダムにて初登場セレモニー開催(Update)

歌って演奏できるプリンセスの登場です。

Princess Elena of Avalor, the first Latin-inspired Disney princess, receives a royal welcome on Aug. 11, 2016 during her arrival at Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Princess Elena’s arrival at Walt Disney World follows the debut of the new Disney Channel animated series, “Elena of Avalor.” The adventurous princess appears daily in “The Royal Welcome of Princess Elena” stage show at Magic Kingdom. (David Roark, photographer)

Princess Elena of Avalor, the first Latin-inspired Disney princess, receives a royal welcome on Aug. 11, 2016 during her arrival at Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Princess Elena’s arrival at Walt Disney World follows the debut of the new Disney Channel animated series, “Elena of Avalor.” The adventurous princess appears daily in “The Royal Welcome of Princess Elena” stage show at Magic Kingdom. (David Roark, photographer)

2016年8月11日、ウォルト・ディズニー・ワールド、マジック・キングダムのシンデレラ城前にて、新プリンセス「Elena of Avalor」(エレナ)のロイヤルウェルカムセレモニーが開催されました。会場ではテレビシリーズ「Elena of Avalor」のシーズン2も発表され、新たなプリンセスの登場に盛り上がっていました。

今回のセレモニーではシンデレラとプリンス・チャーミングの紹介によるセレモニー(これは期間限定レギュラーショー「Princess Elena Royal Welcome」そのものと思われます)に加え、毎度おなじみのパークスブログのスティーブン・ミラー氏によるグッズ紹介、オリジナルボイスキャストのインタビューなどが行われました。おそらくすぐ消えると思いますが全編動画はこちら。最後にはエレナの持ち歌「My Time」を、ギターを演奏しながら歌うというパフォーマンスも(エアギターですけど)。とてもいいセレモニーでした。

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オフィシャル写真はこちらです。

Princess Elena of Avalor, the first Latin-inspired Disney princess, receives a royal welcome on Aug. 11, 2016 during her arrival at Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Princess Elena’s arrival at Walt Disney World follows the debut of the new Disney Channel animated series, “Elena of Avalor.” The adventurous princess appears daily in “The Royal Welcome of Princess Elena” stage show at Magic Kingdom. (David Roark, photographer)

Princess Elena of Avalor, the first Latin-inspired Disney princess, receives a royal welcome on Aug. 11, 2016 during her arrival at Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Princess Elena’s arrival at Walt Disney World follows the debut of the new Disney Channel animated series, “Elena of Avalor.” The adventurous princess appears daily in “The Royal Welcome of Princess Elena” stage show at Magic Kingdom. (David Roark, photographer)

Princess Elena of Avalor, the first Latin-inspired Disney princess, receives a royal welcome on Aug. 11, 2016 during her arrival at Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Princess Elena’s arrival at Walt Disney World follows the debut of the new Disney Channel animated series, “Elena of Avalor.” The adventurous princess appears daily in “The Royal Welcome of Princess Elena” stage show at Magic Kingdom. (David Roark, photographer)

Princess Elena of Avalor, the first Latin-inspired Disney princess, receives a royal welcome on Aug. 11, 2016 during her arrival at Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Princess Elena’s arrival at Walt Disney World follows the debut of the new Disney Channel animated series, “Elena of Avalor.” The adventurous princess appears daily in “The Royal Welcome of Princess Elena” stage show at Magic Kingdom. (David Roark, photographer)

Princess Elena of Avalor, the first Latin-inspired Disney princess, receives a royal welcome on Aug. 11, 2016 during her arrival at Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Princess Elena’s arrival at Walt Disney World follows the debut of the new Disney Channel animated series, “Elena of Avalor.” The adventurous princess appears daily in “The Royal Welcome of Princess Elena” stage show at Magic Kingdom. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Princess Elena of Avalor, the first Latin-inspired Disney princess, receives a royal welcome on Aug. 11, 2016 during her arrival at Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Princess Elena’s arrival at Walt Disney World follows the debut of the new Disney Channel animated series, “Elena of Avalor.” The adventurous princess appears daily in “The Royal Welcome of Princess Elena” stage show at Magic Kingdom. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Princess Elena of Avalor, the first Latin-inspired Disney princess, receives a royal welcome on Aug. 11, 2016 during her arrival at Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Princess Elena’s arrival at Walt Disney World follows the debut of the new Disney Channel animated series, “Elena of Avalor.” The adventurous princess appears daily in “The Royal Welcome of Princess Elena” stage show at Magic Kingdom. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Princess Elena of Avalor, the first Latin-inspired Disney princess, receives a royal welcome on Aug. 11, 2016 during her arrival at Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Princess Elena’s arrival at Walt Disney World follows the debut of the new Disney Channel animated series, “Elena of Avalor.” The adventurous princess appears daily in “The Royal Welcome of Princess Elena” stage show at Magic Kingdom. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Princess Elena of Avalor, the first Latin-inspired Disney princess, receives a royal welcome on Aug. 11, 2016 during her arrival at Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Princess Elena’s arrival at Walt Disney World follows the debut of the new Disney Channel animated series, “Elena of Avalor.” The adventurous princess appears daily in “The Royal Welcome of Princess Elena” stage show at Magic Kingdom. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Princess Elena of Avalor, the first Latin-inspired Disney princess, receives a royal welcome on Aug. 11, 2016 during her arrival at Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Princess Elena’s arrival at Walt Disney World follows the debut of the new Disney Channel animated series, “Elena of Avalor.” The adventurous princess appears daily in “The Royal Welcome of Princess Elena” stage show at Magic Kingdom. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Princess Elena of Avalor, the first Latin-inspired Disney princess, receives a royal welcome on Aug. 11, 2016 during her arrival at Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Princess Elena’s arrival at Walt Disney World follows the debut of the new Disney Channel animated series, “Elena of Avalor.” The adventurous princess appears daily in “The Royal Welcome of Princess Elena” stage show at Magic Kingdom. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Princess Elena of Avalor, the first Latin-inspired Disney princess, receives a royal welcome on Aug. 11, 2016 during her arrival at Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Princess Elena’s arrival at Walt Disney World follows the debut of the new Disney Channel animated series, “Elena of Avalor.” The adventurous princess appears daily in “The Royal Welcome of Princess Elena” stage show at Magic Kingdom. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

そして、エレナの壁紙もリリースされました。

いやー今回のプリンセスは、ディズニー側の強いメッセージを感じますね。最近プッシュしている「行動するプリンセス」を補強する、いいお姉さん型プリンセス(16歳ですが)。おそらく、下記の「Dream Big, Princess」をイメージしているのではないかと思います。しかもアナ雪や他の映画で出てくるキャラクターよりも小回りが利くので調整もしやすいでしょう(次のアナ雪は5年くらいかかりそうですしね)。

「大きな夢を持とう」――アナと雪の女王監督、ジェニファー・リーがすべての“プリンセス”にささげる言葉

日本での展開はまだ未定ですが、ラテン系ということで特にフロリダで最初にお披露目したのは大きな意味がありそうです。この秋にはディズニーランド・リゾート側にも展開が発表されているので、推移を見たいと思います。こういうところは香港ディズニーランドが速いから期待できそうかなー。

追記:2016年8月29日

日本での放送が決定しました。2016年冬!

LINK最新テレビシリーズ「アバローのプリンセス エレナ」放送決定!|ニュース|ディズニー・チャンネル|ディズニー

エレナ、エレーナのどっちなのかは個人的にも気になってたんですが、日本的な響き「エレナ」に落ち着きました。

追記:2016年10月14日

ウォルト・ディズニー・ワールド、マジック・キングダムにて、エレナのグリーティングが行われることが発表されました。2016年11月24日からファンタジーランドの「Princess Fairytale Hall」において、エレナ&シンデレラの組でグリーティングに登場します。FastPass+は2016年10月14日から予約受付開始。