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Tyra Banks, Princess Tiana at Walt Disney World

Thomas Smith

by , 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.


  • We were at California Grill on Saturday night enjoying an amazing meal, and in walked Tyra and her entourage. It was fabulous!! I let out a little yelp of excitement and clapped. Then I got a bunch of stares because nobody else had seen her.

    It was a lot of fun and added a little extra magic to an already-fantastic trip!!

  • Tom – I’m a DVC member and coming in this weekend for 3 days with the kids. Is there anything special going on? Or, more important, is there a better or more appropriate place to ask these questions? I was hope the new Verizon app would be available for blackberry devices – any shot it will happen by Saturday?

    • Hi Scott, we just added 7 new phones to the Mobile Magic list. Also, there’s a Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party scheduled on the 29th as well as other experiences at the parks. By the way, you can ask questions on our @DisneyParks Twitter account.

  • Mary from Santa Barbara, CA

    What an adorable picture with the new princess

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