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#DisneyFamilia: First look at Princess Elena’s Ballgown

Sarah Domenech

by , Public Relations Manager

Since we announced that Princess Elena was coming to Disney Parks, we have received a lot of questions about her, including what her vestido will look like!

And we are thrilled to present the recently unveiled ballgown that la Princesa Elena is going to wear in Disney Channel’sElena of Avalor.”

Elena of Avalor's gown

The beautiful ruby off-the-shoulder dress with floral prints was designed by Layana Aguilar, a fan-favorite contestant on “Project Runway” and “Project Runway All Stars.” The Brazilian born and raised designer created a dress to represent all of the rich and colorful cultures and folklore from Latin America… a big task, for sure!

“Designing a dress for a Disney princess is a dream come true for me and the proudest moment of my career so far. And as a mother, I am so excited to introduce my kids to ‘Elena of Avalor,'” said Layana.

Her design is also the inspiration for the dress that Princess Elena will wear at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort when she begins making appearances later this year. At Walt Disney World Resort, Elena will appear in the Magic Kingdom beginning in August. At Disneyland Resort, she will appear at Disney California Adventure this fall.

More details on Princess Elena will be available soon, so keep an eye on the #DisneyFamilia posts for more information.


  • When exactly will Elena be at Disney’s California Adventure? My daughter is so excited to see her.

  • What a nice looking dress, Princess Elena is shaping up to be a great addition to the Disney Princess lineup. I couldn’t help but notice that this is the first Disney princess to wear a red dress– I had always wondered if/when Disney would put a princess in that bold, strong color. Since the dress was designed to reflect the various cultures in Latin America, it would be interesting to learn more about the adornments and stylings of the dress and where it comes from in that part of the world. Can’t wait to hear more about Elena of Avalor! (since you might recall, I am the happy father of a young daughter who is head over heels into Sofia (and by extension has her daddy too!). Oh btw, the link to Elena of Avalor doesn’t work. Thanks Disney, keep it up!

  • I love Layana’s work. What fun !

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