Are you traveling to Disney World soon and wondering where to meet Princess Elena of Avalor? She is a favorite Disney character around our house, so we definitely had to find her on our last trip. Keep reading for all of my best advice on where to find this popular character from Disney Junior and Disney Channel shows.
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Can you meet Princess Elena of Avalor at Disney World?
If you want to meet Princess Elena of Avalor at Disney World, head to Princess Fairytale Hall in Magic Kingdom park. Here, you find four different Disney princesses! Elena is commonly paired with Cinderella on one side of the hall. The other side of Fairytale Hall currently features Tiana and Rapunzel.
Currently, Princess Fairytale Hall is the only place in the Disney theme parks or within the Walt Disney World Resort area to meet Princess Elena one on one.
Princess Elena of Avalor is the only Disney Junior character that appears outside of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, so if your little ones are Disney Jr fans, be sure to stop by Fairytale Hall. Use the My Disney Experience app to check wait times, as traditional meet and greets for your favorite princesses can form quite a line.
If you want to continue having magical vacations, try to avoid waiting in long lines. If you are staying on property, take advantage of early morning entry for visiting Princess Elena. Or, you can consider coming back to meet the princesses later in the evening. If you do run into a long line, try packing stickers or snacks to help pass the time in line.
Who is Princess Elena of Avalor?
Princess Elena of Avalor is the first Disney character of Hispanic descent, representing the amazing diverse Latin cultures of Disney’s audience. She is a 16 year old princess with some amazing magical powers. One of the best ways to prep for your Disney trip with little ones is to try watching her show before you travel. The original song from her theme music always gets stuck in our heads!
How much does it cost to meet the Disney princesses and Disney characters?
Your park admission tickets include the cost for meeting all of the Disney princesses like Snow White, Cinderella, Elena, Princess Aurora, and Princess Jasmine. There is also no additional cost for meeting Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and more. If there is a specific princess or traditional character meet and greet that is important to you, be sure to check your My Disney Experience account for the latest posted wait time. Hopefully, it won’t take too long to have your magical moment!
What should you take with you to meet Elena of Avalor?
If you are new to visiting a Disney park, you may be unsure what to bring for meeting your first princess or Disney characters. If it is your first time for a Disney princess meet and greet, be sure to pack an autograph book and a clickable Sharpie!
A clickable Sharpie is a great option because it is easy for the various princesses to maneuver. I also like to store them in a sealable Ziploc bag, just in case a rain storm finds us in the parks. Even Prince Charming can’t save your autograph book from a sudden thunderstorm!
When you are visiting Princess Elena, ask her about her show or other characters in the show like her younger sister Isabel. Meeting your first Disney princess can be a bit awkward if the conversation lulls but the Photopass photographer can help move along the conversation with character greetings.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Should I purchase Memory Maker for meeting characters?
If meeting characters and princesses is important to you and your family, you may want to consider purchasing Memory Maker. This is the photo package that allows you to access all of the photos taken on rides and with characters throughout the parks. The Photopass photographer can snap your photos in front of Cinderella Castle, with all of the Disney characters, and throughout all of the Disney parks. The photos can be found in your My Disney Experience account. It is less expensive to add it to your Disney World package before your trip, so this is a great option if you feel like you may want to look back on your photos from the parks.
What is your favorite princess character meal in Disney World?
If you would like to meet even more princesses, consider booking a table service princess meal that includes visits from the princesses. The dining plan used to offer these meals as a table service credit (or 2), but the dining plan hasn’t yet returned to Disney World. Be sure to book your table service meals 60 days in advance of your trip through your My Disney Experience account.
Some of the best for meeting princesses in the Disney parks are:
- Cinderella’s Royal Table at Cinderella’s Castle, Magic Kingdom
- Artist Point at Wilderness Lodge Resort (Snow White, the Evil Queen, Grumpy and Dopey)
Other fantastic character meals include:
- Cape May Cafe, Beach Club Resort (Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy)
- Chef Mickey’s, Contemporary Resort (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and Donald)
- Crystal Palace, Magic Kingdom (Pooh, Tigger, PIglet, and Eeyore)
- Garden Grill, Epcot (Mickey, Chip ‘n Dale, Pluto)
- Hollywood & Vine, Hollywood Studios (Disney Jr friends at breakfast, The Fab Five at lunch and dinner)
- Ohana, Polynesian Resort (Stitch, Lilo, Mickey and Pluto)
- Topolino’s Terrace, Riviera Resort (Mickey, Minnie, Daisy and Donald)
- Tusker House, Disney’s Animal Kingdom (Mickey, Goofy, Daisy and Donald Duck)
Can I see Princess Elena anywhere else?
You can also catch Princess Elena within the parks during the Princess Promenade parades. The Festival of Fantasy parade down Main Street USA in Magic Kingdom shows off an amazing array of Disney princesses, so be sure to grab a spot for it during your Disney World vacation!
You can also spot some amazing Disney princesses at the opening show in the mornings at Magic Kingdom. This opening happens on the Cinderella Castle stage and is a great way to kick off a fun morning in the Disney parks!
I hope this post helps you find DIsney’s Princess Elena on your next Disney vacation! Be sure to sign up for my free Disney World packing list below and keep reading for more great tips on your next Disney vacation.