We’ve recently returned from Walt Disney World where we attended Merida’s Royal Celebration and Coronation at Magic Kingdom. We witnessed Princess Merida being crowned as the newest official Disney Princess. This was a very regal occasion attended by America’s sweetheart ,Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas (with her mother), and Disney Channel favorite, Debby Ryan, along with thousands of Disney fans. A Scottish band dressed in kilts marched and played. All of the Princesses arrived in front of Cinderella’s Castle to welcome Merida; even Queen Elinor was there to see her daughter become the newest official Disney Princess. Merida rode up triumphantly on her noble steed, Angus. It all was quite spectacular; one of the most magical things we’ve experienced at Disney Parks.
“I am strong.
I am brave.
I am Merida.
I am a Princess.”
To celebrate Merida crowned as the eleventh Disney Princess at Magic Kingdom we have gathered up some of her biggest fans, Disney Social Media Moms (and their families), adorned in long red curls. Merida is most easily recognized by her fiery hair, sturdy walk , Scottish accent, and spirited personality. Many love her for being unapologetically herself. So here they are, showing their support for the brave and passionate new princess.
Disney Fans Get a Merida Makeover 1 of 25
You've never seen Disney fans like this before! To show their support for Merida becoming a Princess, these fans get a Merida Makeover!
Bob Aycock 2 of 25
"Oh Elisabeth, you make a beautiful Merida!"
Photo by Bob Aycock of Magical Daddy
Fadra Nally 3 of 25
Love the new look!
Photo by Fadra Nally of All Things Fadra
Autumn B Radshaw 4 of 25
"Danger enjoyed getting into character at Merida's coronation!"
Photo by Autumn B Radshaw of Classic Mommy
Tracey Clark 5 of 25
Shelby Barone 6 of 25
Girls just wanna have fun!
Photo by Shelby Barone of OC Mom Blog
Erin Glover 7 of 25
Jennifer Patrick 8 of 25
The Merida Royal Celebration was the perfect event for Mothers and Daughters to attend together!
Photo by Jennifer Patrick of Still Living the Dream
Maria Tiongco Ramos 9 of 25
"Here is a photo of my husband, Jim Ramos donning the Merida wig or as I like to say, being "Meridaddy."
Photo by Maria Tiongco Ramos of A Savings WOW!
PS: We dedicate this post to a wonderful father, husband & human being, Jim Ramos! The Ramos family is in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
Kelly Whalen 10 of 25
Photo by Kelly Whalen of The Centsible Life
Erin Lane 11 of 25
"Here is a picture of me and Merida - totally twinsies! Plus one of my daughter waving at herself in the mirror. I don't think she knew it was actually her!"
Photo by Erin Lane of A Parenting Production
Anne Parris 12 of 25
"Sisters Aislinn and Kit Parris prepare to see Merida installed as the eleventh Disney princess at the Magic Kingdom in Florida."
Photo by Anne Parris of Not A Supermom
Krystyn Hall 13 of 25
Ebmommy Marina 14 of 25
"Merida and her trusted helper ...all set for a BIG day!!"
Photo by Marina of Energizer Bunnies Mommy Reports
Lori Seaborg 15 of 25
Strike a Merida pose!
Photo by Lori Seaborg of Just Pure Lovely
Erin Williams 16 of 25
"People were actually calling out to me in Magic Kingdom! Merida!"
Photo by Erin Williams of For the Love of Disney Running
Margie Brill 17 of 25
Beautiful, Strong and Brave... Merida is a Princess for today's generation of girls (or boys) to admire!
Photo by Margie Brill of My Springfield Mommy
Casey Mullins 18 of 25
Melissa Culbertson 19 of 25
"Princesses are equal opportunity! My littlest guy Ethan loved trying out the Merida wig and playing with the Merida doll we received. He even had a meltdown over wanting to brush his Merida doll's hair when it was way past his bedtime."
Photo by Melissa Culbertson of Momcomm
Monica Sakala 20 of 25
"Here are my girls, Emma and Sophie, so ready for the Merida coronation! Sophie in the wig is trying to show her intense, brave face!"
Photo by Monica Sakala of Wired Momma
Susan Pazera 21 of 25
This Princess is all dressed up in her Merida ensemble. Long may she reign!
Photo by Susan Pazera of Macaroni Kid
Jeannette Kaplun 22 of 25
Pilar Clark 23 of 25
"My Merida (Winter) in miniature"
Photo by Pilar Clark of One Mom Media
Sarah Cooksey 24 of 25
"Evangel was so excited when she opened her Merida bag!! She put the wig on and wanted to sleep in it!"
Photo by Sarah Cooksey of Just Another Mom Story
Merida’s Biggest Fan 25 of 25
Who says all Merida fans have to be human? We call this one, "Meri-Dog!"
Photo by Melissa Culbertson of Momcomm
You can purchase Princess Merida products at Disney Store.
Full Disclosure: We were invited to attend Merida’s Royal Celebration as part of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. Walt Disney World offered a special discounted rate for all attendees and their families. This is a once in a lifetime experience and we are grateful to Disney for allowing us to participate. We’ll be sharing unique things seen and heard throughout the Celebration. Please keep in mind these our own personal thoughts and opinions, not those of The Walt Disney Company.