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Encanto Takes Over Magic Kingdom, Replacing Beloved Disney Princess Meet-and-Greet

mirabel face character shrugging her shoulders, Cinderella looking shocked, Ariel crying

Regarding Disney movies, it can’t be denied that the most popular flicks are currently Encanto (2021) and the Frozen series. Children and adults alike cannot get enough of the catchy songs from Encanto (written by Broadway legend Lin Manuel Miranda) and the lovable characters from Frozen (2013).

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But has the love for Encanto gone too far? After the Walt Disney Company announced that a Mirabel meet-and-greet will be replacing a Disney Princess meet-and-greet in Magic Kingdom, some fans think so…

Mirabel Disney

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It was recently announced that four new Disney character meet-and-greet opportunities are coming to Walt Disney World this year: Disney Princess Moana is coming to Animal Kingdom in April, Figment is coming to EPCOT this summer, Mickey and Minnie are also coming to EPCOT this year, and Mirabel is coming to Magic Kingdom in the fall.

Immediately, fans were worried about losing the Merida meet-and-greet experience in Fairytale Garden. Unfortunately, the intuition of these Disney fans proved correct.

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Mirabel will be replacing Merida in Magic Kingdom later this year. Currently, though, Guests can meet still the fiery Disney Princess who takes hold of her own destiny in Fairytale Garden.

While Brave (2012) was nowhere near as successful as Encanto or Frozen, it’s become a niche fan favorite Disney movie. Not only that, but Merida is an incredibly fun Disney Princess to meet due to her boisterous and bold personality.

merida meet and greet

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However, it cannot be denied that Mirabel will draw in huge crowds, and many Spanish-speaking Guests will be thrilled at the representation. Get ready to say ‘Hola’ to Mirabel later this fall!

Stay tuned to Disney Dining for more information about meeting Mirabel at Magic Kingdom.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.