Supermodel Tyra Banks has never been one to keep quiet about issues she feels passionate about, especially when it comes to her heritage. So for Tyra, like many other African-American celebrities, the arrival of Disney’s newest princess is a milestone both in Disney history and in their own life. Anika Noni Rose, the beautiful voice of Princess Tiana, was brought to tears at the sight of the first Princess Tiana doll, proclaiming that now little girls all over the world had an African-American princess to represent them. It was an emotional moment and a great moment for the newest Disney star, and we’re sure we’re going to here plenty of great stories about Princess Tiana’s impact once The Princess and the Frog is released on December 11th, 2009!
In honor of the new movie, Tyra filmed her trip to the Orlando theme parks area where she took three little girls to the Walt Disney World Resort. On this special trip, the three girls, mom, and Tyra all got to attend a very special tea party in their honor at the Magic Kingdom, where they met none other than Princess Tiana. The special visit will be the highlight of an upcoming episode of The Tyra Show during sweeps week. We’re glad Tyra decided to spotlight our very own Walt Disney World Resort when she chose to bring these three lucky families to visit Tiana and the Magic Kingdom, since there are so many great things going on right now!
Tomorrowland’s Transit Authority and Space Mountain finally opened with brand new additions and technology. In order to promote The Princess and the Frog you can catch Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee over in Frontierland and for a special time only, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is bringing holiday joy to Disney guests from around the world. Get your discount Disney tickets for the party and make sure you stop by to see the Magic Kingdom converted into a holiday wonderland.
We’re sure Tyra and the girls had a great time with Princess Tiana, and we’re sure The Princess and the Frog will do great in theaters. Make sure you go see it and take your friends!