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Who’s making their official debut as a Disney Princess this year? Find out in our sneak peek of 2022 World Princess Week.

Disney’s global celebration of princesses returns from August 21 to 27. World Princess Week takes place during the Ultimate Princess Celebration that first launched last year.

So what royal festivities are coming to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris? And who’s the newest Disney Princess joining the royal roster? Keep reading to find out. 

A Performance By “Cinderella”

Brandy performance at Disneyland for 2022 World Princess Week

Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

But first, a Cinderella story. Grammy Award-winning recording artist and star of The Wonderful World of Disney, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Brandy, will kick off 2022 World Princess Week. 

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Brandy as Cinderella. Photo courtesy of Disney

Her special performance of the Ultimate Princess Celebration theme song, “Starting Now,” will be available to watch on the Disney Parks Blog and its social channels on August 22.

2022 World Princess Week At Walt Disney World

2022 World Princess Week banner

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Courageous and kind, Disney Princesses aren’t damsels in distress. They’re the ultimate Disney heroes and there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate them at Walt Disney World this year.

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Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

During World Princess Week, Movies Under the Stars will screen princess-led movies all week long at select resorts. Meanwhile, at Disney Springs, you’re cordially invited to a princess-themed DJ dance party on August 21 and 27. 

Disney Princess Tiana parade

Photo by Laurie Sapp

Can’t wait for that Princess and the Frog Splash Mountain retheme? Head to EPCOT’s American Adventure pavilion to enter a giveaway to win a Tiana and Naveen-inspired paper crown.

Moana cake for World Princess Week

Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

Oh, and you’ll know there’ll be snacks fit for a princess or prince. Satisfy your royal appetite with a grand assortment of Disney Princess-themed food and beverage offerings. 

2022 World Princess Week At Disneyland

Disney Artist Stacia Martin

Stacia Martin. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

At the Disneyland Resort, there’s a really cool opportunity to see your favorite Disney Princesses brought to life through LIVE art. WonderGround Gallery in Downtown Disney District will welcome Disney Artist and Historian Stacia Martin on August 21 from 12 PM to 4 PM. Watch how a real Disney Artist draws the princesses you know and love.

Staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel? Stacia will also be at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa on August 22. Guests staying at the club level will get the chance to see the artist at work in the Veranda.

If you’re a Magic Key holder (Pssst! Here’s how to renew yours now.), you can unlock an exclusive PhotoPass photo op and even more magical extras at California Adventure. Make your way to Stage 17 to get the royal treatment. 

Princess Raya Makes Her Debut

World Princess Week Magic Shots at Disneyland Paris

Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

That’s right! Kumandran warrior, Raya, from Raya and the Last Dragon will be making her official debut as a Disney Princess during this year’s celebration.

During 2022 World Princess Week, guests can enjoy four exclusive Magic Shots at Disneyland Paris including one with Princess Raya. 

The celebration includes even more fun at Disneyland Paris. Set to the Ultimate Princess Celebration theme song, “Starting Now,” The Royal Promenade is a cavalcade of princesses and queens that can’t be missed! A dance performance called Aurora Welcome Greetings will also take place behind Sleeping Beauty Castle. 

Elsewhere around the park, guests can collect FREE princess collectible cards too. 

Regal Merch Coming Soon

Won’t be at the parks for World Princess Week? No worries. You can still celebrate all things princesses from home. Here’s a look at some regal merch for princes and princesses of all ages.

Ultimate Princess Adventure Castle by LEGO – $99.99

Ultimate Princess Adventure Castle LEGO set

Photo courtesy of Disney

Princess Tiana Ceramic Rolling Pin – $29.99

Princess Tiana rolling pin

Photo by Ilana Robinson

Tap here to see the full Princess Tiana collection. 

Loungefly Mulan Castle Light Up Mini Backpack – $85.00

Loungefly Mulan Castle Light Up Mini Backpack

Photo courtesy of Disney

Disney Princess Dooney & Bourke Small Zip Satchel Bag – $268.00

Disney Princess Dooney and Bourke satchel bag

Photo by Ilana Robinson

Tap here to see the full Disney Princess Dooney & Bourke collection. 

Party Like A Princess From August 21 to 27

How will you celebrate #WorldPrincessWeek? Stay tuned to our blog for more details about all the royal happenings at the parks and beyond. And for even more fairy tales and Fantasyland fun, check out our collectible Once Upon a Time issue.

Written by Natasha Szostak

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Natasha is a brand copywriter, storyteller, and unapologetic pop culture lover. As a ’90s kid who lived in great fear of the Disney Vault, Disney+ is the childhood dream she always wished would come true.
Natasha Szostak

Written by Natasha Szostak

Natasha is a brand copywriter, storyteller, and unapologetic pop culture lover. As a ’90s kid who lived in great fear of the Disney Vault, Disney+ is the childhood dream she always wished would come true.