World Princess Week: Everything You Need To Know

Disney has announced that World Princess Week will be taking place this year from August 21st to August 27th. This celebration of Disney’s iconic and impactful princesses around the globe will have some exciting celebrations going on in the Disney parks and the resorts. Here is everything you need to know about World Princess Week so that you are ready to celebrate no matter where you are.

New Official Princess

Raya from "Raya and the Last Dragon"
Raya is officially a Disney Princess!

Raya from “Raya and the Last Dragon” is officially a Disney Princess! This was a much quieter announcement than the last princess addition (Princess Merida), as there was no official ceremony. However, it is lovely to add another strong and kind princess to the official lineup.

Raya is the princess of her village in the film, so it makes sense that she would eventually become an official Disney Princess in time as well. Now that she has the official title, maybe it is only a matter of time until Raya makes an appearance in Walt Disney World.

Musical Performance

Brandy in Disneyland
Brandy’s performance in Disneyland is sure to wow people all over the world!

The fabulous Brandy, who played Cinderella in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” and starred in The Wonderful World of Disney, will be launching World Princess Week off with a bang.

Brandy recorded a special performance of “starting Now”, which is the theme song of the Ultimate Princess Celebration. It was filmed in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland Resort. The video of Brandy’s performance will be released on Monday, August 22nd.

Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney World Resort has celebrations all over during World Princess Week. Here are all the activities you’ll be able to look forward to, and where.

  • Select resorts will be offering special princess movie screenings at their Movies Under the Stars event in celebration of World Princess Week.
  • Disney Springs will have a princess-themed DJ dance party on Sunday, August 21st and Saturday, August 27th.
  • Epcot’s American Pavilion will be doing a paper crown giveaway inspired by Tiana and Naveen.
  • Princess-themed food and beverage offerings all over the resort.

Disneyland Resort

Disneyland was the first park that brought the princesses to life for guests, and as such will also be celebrating this week. Here is where to go to join in the celebrations.

  • Magic Key Holders can enjoy an exclusive photo opportunity with magical extras at California Adventure Park’s Stage 17.
  • In Downtown Disney District, watch Disney artist Stacia Martin at WonderGround Gallery draw Disney princesses on August 21st from 12:00 to 4:00 PM.
  • Guests at Hotels of Disneyland Resort will be able to go to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa on August 22nd to see Stacia Martin drawing Disney princesses.
  • Guests at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa club level will have their own exclusive opportunity to not only watch Stacia Martin draw, but also talk with her in the Veranda when she is finished.

Disneyland Paris


Disneyland Paris World Princess Week
Disneyland Paris World Princess Week is bringing royal fun!

This World Princess Week is going global, with special offerings in Disneyland Paris.

  • The Royal Promenade, a princess and queen cavalcade featuring the song “Starting Now” will be performed for guests.
  • Enjoy special Aurora meet and greets and performances behind Sleeping Beauty Castle.
  • Four new Magic Shots will be available from Disney PhotoPass this week only.
  • Guests can collect free princess collectible cards through the park.

Celebrate At Home

For those that are not able to make it into the parks for World Princess Week, you can always bring the celebration to your home. Dress up like your favorite princess, make Disney-inspired princess food, or sing you favorite Disney Princess song. When you do be sure to use the hashtag #WorldPrincessWeek and post it on your social media!

Who is your favorite Disney Princess? How will you be celebrating World Princess Week this year? Let us know in the comments below!

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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