Scoop: Rapunzel’s New Tower at Magic Kingdom!!!

I spy Rapunzel’s tower at Magic Kingdom. We spotted this new mysterious project sprouting up behind imagineer walls at Disney’s Magic Kingdom during our visit to New Fantasyland.

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Rapunzel’s new tower is located behind It’s a Small World and up the hill from the Haunted Mansion attraction. While heading into the queue for the Haunted Mansion you’ll have a stellar view of the tower. 

Disney has not released any official statements about if this will be a meet and greet attraction for Rapunzel or exactly what will happen at this location. However, rumors online say they have verified Disney say there will be new bathrooms located here, but there has not been a press release about the project to date.

I thought perhaps this might be a new area for a special character interaction with Rapunzel, however with the installation of the brand new soon to be AMAZING Princess Fairytale Hall set to open in 2013 in the center of Fantasyland, this seems unlikely.

Stay tuned for more news on Rapunzel’s tower. I promise the tower looks spectacular and it will be a beacon to easily spot if indeed it ends up being a major bathroom zone for kids and families. Regardless, it looks beautiful and magical. I love it!

What it takes to be a Disney Princess

Disney ran a contest recently called Your Princess Moment, inviting little princesses everywhere to capture a princess moment on video. Kenzie’s submission is below and we love her take on what it takes to be a true princess.

Rapunzel & Classy Mommy visit Big Ben!

The soon to be official Disney Princess beat me once again to another hot spot in London. Rapunzel admires one of the world’s most famous clocks, Big Ben, as her sightseeing adventures come to an end. And yes, I had my moment today with Big Ben too as you can see below!

Big Ben is VERY big and I was amazed by it’s beauty on this gorgeous fall day in London. I popped up from the Tube after venturing out to explore this morning – despite the jet lag and not sleeping for 24 hours to be greeted by this majestic fixture in London.

Rapunzel posed for a quick picture on Westminster Bridge before heading to Kensington Palace to start preparing for her royal celebration.

Disney will officially welcome Rapunzel as the 10th Disney Princess character at a celebration at Kensington Palace, to take place in front of a global audience on October 2, 2011.

Disclosure: Disney paid for my travel expenses to London so ClassyMommy can cover this historic Disney Princess event for our audience. 

Rapunzel hangs out at Trafalgar Square

SEPTEMBER 29: Rapunzel enjoys the view of Trafalgar Square and poses for a photo in front of Nelson’s Column. Disney will officially welcome Rapunzel as the 10th Disney Princess character at a celebration at Kensington Palace, to take place in front of a global audience on October 2, 2011.To tweet this photo include #RapunzelCelebration in your message to be part of the online conversation. For more information visit http://www.disney.co.uk/rapunzel

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Rapunzel is sightseeing by the Thames in London

Looks like Rapunzel is hitting all the gorgeous spots in London – here she is taking a break to admire the Tower Bridge. Isn’t this shot beautiful? I love seeing her out and about in London. Wonder where she’ll show up tomorrow?

Follow the hashtag #RapunzelCelebration to keep up with her & hear all about Sunday’s big party. And join me virtually at 11 AM EST on Saturday October 1st for a Twitter party – with lots of Disney princess prizes and conversation.

I’ll be catching up with her very soon as I land in London in about 36 hours – I’m so excited for her big party at the palace I can hardly stand the anticipation.

 

Rapunzel Hits Covent Garden Today

Looks like Rapunzel is keeping busy while in London. Today she hit the market – with her hair in tow.  Glad she could fit in a special stop at Covent Garden to see the rich cultural offerings of London’s popular marketplace.  Hope I have time to visit there too!

Wonder where she’ll visit tomorrow? Hmmmm. Any guesses?

Disney will officially welcome Rapunzel as the 10th Disney Princess character at a celebration at Kensington Palace, to take place in front of a global audience on October 2, 2011.

Rapunzel’s Hair Spotted in London!

Looks like the dazzling Disney Princess beat me to London!

Her hair has been spotted – what looks like about 70 feet of it – coming out of a window at the Tower of London. Love it!

Rapunzel will be visiting landmarks in London starting today at the Tower of London and ending on Friday as she prepares for her official welcome to the Disney Princess Royal Court as the 10th Disney Princess character on Sunday October 2nd at Kensington Palace.

Locations for her appearances are still top secret – but if you are in London keep an eye out for Rapunzel and her gorgeous locks!

 

Disney Princess & Rapunzel Celebration Twitter Party #TangledTweets

Live from London, I’ll be hosting a Twitter Party this Saturday as Disney gears up to officially welcome Rapunzel to the Royal Disney Princess court as the 10th Disney Princess at a star studded spectacular worldwide celebration at Kensington Palace.

Please join us for to talk everything Disney Princess and celebrate Rapunzel’s big day – and win some Disney Princess giveaway prizes.

I’m so excited to cover this event for my readers and Disney. I’ll be sharing all the sneak peeks, photos, and behind the scenes info with everyone – I’m so excited I can seriously barely sleep thinking about going to London!

When: Saturday October 1st, 11 AM EST/8AM PST

Hosts:  @ClassyMommy @MyGoMom @GirlyMamaMel

What: Disney Princess & Tangled Twitter party

Hashtag: #TangledTweets

Prizing: Everything Disney Princess of course!

We’ll be using the hashtag #TangledTweets for the party, but for the celebration and to follow and chat about the huge party and Disney Princess procession in London, please follow and use the hashtag #RapunzelCelebration.

We heart Rapunzel in our household. My kids still love to watch the YouTube trailer of Tangled – truly one of the best Disney movies of all time. It certainly is an instant classic in our home!

Disney will Honor Rapunzel to Disney Princess Royal Court

Big Disney Princess news!

Disney will officially welcome Rapunzel as the 10th Disney Princess character at a high profile, star-studded celebration, to take place in front of a global audience on October 2, 2011.

Mandy Moore, the voice of Rapunzel

Even cooler?

This special coronation and celebration of Miss Rapunzel will take place at  Kensington Palace in London.  I find this even more exciting &  fascinating given the recent Royal Wedding that has captured the attention of the world – and myself!

Disney chose Kensington Palace as the perfect location for this magical welcoming ceremony of a Disney Princess, as it has been the home of many real life princesses over the centuries. All ten Disney Princess characters will take part in the royal celebration and will be joined by VIPs, celebrities and little princesses from across the globe in festivities including a procession through Hyde Park, party activities and a welcoming ceremony.

This whole event sounds so magical! And guess what?

One lucky family has a chance to win a trip to attend this celebration.

For a chance to win a trip to London to attend Rapunzel’s coronation and celebration at Kensington Palace, take a peek at entry details for Disney’s My Princess Moment Online Video Contest here. 

Did you know that Tangled is one of the top ten grossing Disney movies of all time ahead of Toy Story, Beauty and the Beast, Cars and Toy Story 2???

This movie has universal appeal for the entire family. My husband loved it when we saw it in the theater.  My 3 year old son and 5 year old daughter went crazy for the preview trailers for months – then were captivated by the movie in theaters and again on DVD. And of course  Moms everywhere I know loved it too!

Here’s my Kenzie dressing up as Rapunzel when we went to see it in the theater last year.

Here’s some more details about the Rapunzel celebration from Disney’s official press release: 

“Once Rapunzel becomes an official member of the Disney Princess court, she will be celebrated and recognized as such across Disney, and will be included in all Disney Princess products featuring multiple characters, in addition to her own merchandise line. Plus, across all Disney Parks, Rapunzel will for the first time wear her royal tiara, stolen from the kingdom by Flynn Rider in the Tangled.” said Mary Beech, vice president of girls franchise development and marketing at Disney Consumer Products. “With London knowing a thing or two about bringing royal celebrations to a worldwide audience, it seemed only fitting for the city to become the stage for the celebration to welcome Rapunzel into our own Disney Princess royal court. We are inviting girls from across the globe to welcome each Disney Princess character to the Palace and celebrate with Rapunzel on her special day.”

Independent charity Historic Royal Palaces has joined with Disney to help stage the event, in a collaboration that aims to encourage children all over the world to explore the stories behind the real kings, queens, princes and princesses alongside Disney’s. “Our aim is to help everyone explore the stories of how monarchs and other royals have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built,” said Ruth Gill, Head of Interpretation at Historic Royal Palaces. “Kensington Palace has always been a place of spectacle, beauty and majesty, and home to many inspirational real-life Princesses. We are therefore delighted to celebrate our relationship with Disney by hosting this magical event that will welcome Rapunzel as the 10th member of the Disney Princess royal court.”

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