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Princess Tiana Window at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on February 9th, 2010 by Dara Trujillo, Manager, Merchandise Synergy, Events, and Communication

Princess Tiana Window at Magic Kingdom Park
Hello! My name is Dara Trujillo and I’m the manager for Merchandise Communications here at the Walt Disney World Resort. It’s my job to make sure you’re informed of the latest and greatest merchandise happenings here at our Resort.

Today, I’m excited to show you something really unique. Recently, we unveiled our official Princess Tiana window in the Magic Kingdom Park at our Emporium retail location on Main Street, U.S.A. It’s already a guest favorite. So, to get the “inside scoop,” I sat down with the designer and creator of the window, Ron James.

“I am constantly looking for new innovative ways to showcase our merchandise to our guests,” Ron said. “A few years ago, in celebration of Disneyland’s Golden 50th Anniversary, we creatively took our Belle doll, dressed in her traditional gold gown, and created a show stopping window fit for any Disney Princess. Since then we have replicated Cinderella and Aurora. The newest Princess to don the Main Street window is Princess Tiana.”

Look for this window to support our newest Princess throughout 2010.

Fun Facts: The dress took over 60 man hours to reproduce and 4 hours to install all 3 windows; more than 80 dolls were used to create the dress, and the dress itself is covered in more than 400 rhinestones.

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Tyra Banks, Princess Tiana at Walt Disney World

posted on November 21st, 2009 by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

We love surprises at Disney Parks and our latest involves Emmy Award-winning talk show host and supermodel Tyra Banks.

Earlier this week, Tyra surprised three young girls by announcing on “The Tyra Show” that she was sending them and their moms to Walt Disney World. Then, Tyra made a surprise appearance during their park visit on Friday night and joined the group for a Royal Tea Party with Disney’s newest princess, Tiana.
Tyra Banks and Princess Tiana

Tyra’s visit to Walt Disney World will be featured Wednesday, Nov. 25 on “The Tyra Show.” It’ll air nationwide at 4 p.m. on the CW Network and then be repeated on Dec. 11.

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‘Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee!’ at Disneyland Resort

posted on November 18th, 2009 by Valarie Sukovaty, Disneyland Public Relations

Check out this video that gives you a front row seat to “Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee!” at the Disneyland Resort. The colorful, jazz-filled show gets the party started in New Orleans Square and continues on the Mark Twain Riverboat. This good time runs through January 3.

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Grab Your Beads! It’s Time to Party New Orleans Style at Disneyland Resort!

posted on November 6th, 2009 by Valarie Sukovaty, Disneyland Public Relations

Today the new “Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee!” debuted to guests in New Orleans Square at the Disneyland Resort, and you can catch the show now through January 3. If you’re someone who likes to be the life of the party, then you will love this show. It begins with a colorful, jazz-filled procession through New Orleans Square with the characters from the new Disney film “Princess and the Frog,” and continues on the Mark Twain riverboat. Check out video of the show at the Disneyland Resort below and see photos of the show at Walt Disney World from our previous story on the Disney Parks Blog.

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‘Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee!’ Video

posted on October 27th, 2009 by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Yesterday, we celebrated the debut of our newest princess at Walt Disney World with the first “Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee!” at Magic Kingdom Park. If you missed it, we’re sharing video of Tiana’s arrival and the party:

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‘Princess & the Frog’ Movie Offer Launches at Disney Parks

posted on October 5th, 2009 by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

The “Princess and the Frog” doesn’t hit the big screen until December but we’re celebrating early at Disney Parks.

Beginning today and through November 22, 2009, when guests age 10 or older enter a Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort theme park and present their valid theme park ticket at select merchandise locations, they can take part in a special movie offer.
Princess & the Frog Ticket

Such Guests are eligible to get a special card with details on how to get a voucher good for up to $8.00 toward the purchase of one child’s movie ticket when they purchase an adult movie ticket to see The Princess and the Frog at participating theaters from December 11 through December 31, 2009. The cards can be picked up at several locations at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Here’s the list:

Walt Disney World Resort

  • Magic Kingdom Park: The Emporium, Main Street Confectionery, Main Street Cinema, Town Square Exposition Hall, Uptown Jewelers, Cornelius Coot’s County Bounty
  • Epcot: Mouse Gear, Gateway Gifts, Epcot Camera Center, World Traveler, Port of Entry, Disney Traders
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park: Island Mercantile, Outpost, Garden Gate Gifts
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Mickey’s of Hollywood, Keystone Clothiers, The Darkroom, Celebrity 5&10, LA Prop Warehouse, In Character, Disney Studio Store, Animation Gallery

Disneyland Resort

  • Disneyland Park: The Emporium, Disney Showcase, Disney Clothiers, Ltd., China Closet
  • Disney’s California Adventure Park: Greetings from California, Engine-Ears Toys
  • Disneyland Hotel: Disney’s Fantasia Shop, Donald’s Gifts & Sundries
  • Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa: Acorns Gifts & Goods
  • Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel: Mickey In Paradise
  • Downtown Disney District: World of Disney Store

Here are some details you need to know from our friends in legal: Card quantities for this promotion are limited. Limit one card per adult ticket or annual pass. Voucher toward the purchase of a child’s movie ticket to “The Princess and the Frog” is valid for use from December 11 through December 31, 2009 at participating theaters in the fifty United States and District of Columbia. Must activate the code printed on the card by registering at to obtain a voucher. Only persons 18 or older may activate the code. Parent or legal guardian must activate the code held by persons ages 10-17. Card, code and voucher may not be sold, traded, copied or replaced, or redeemed for cash. Voucher may not be transferred. Promotion not valid for complimentary Cast Member theme park tickets. Offer subject to restrictions and change without notice. Visit for a list of participating theaters and further conditions and details.

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