Meet Disney's First-Ever Latina Princess, Elena of Avalor

Meet Disneys First Ever Latina Princess

There's a new princess making her grand entrance into the House of Mouse -- and she's already making history.

Disney announced on Thursday its first ever Latina princess, Elena of Avalor. Elena will make her debut in 2016 on a very special episode of Disney Junior's 'Sofia the First,' where Sofia will finally learn the truth about her magical Amulet of Avalor.

If you guessed that 16-year-old Elena has been trapped inside that amulet for decades, then you'd be correct! As it turns out, an evil sorceress named Shuriki has trapped her inside the amulet and now it's up to Sofia to restore Elena to her human form and return her to her kingdom as the rightful heir to the throne.


We're guessing the mission is successful because Princess Elena's spin-off series, 'Elena of Avalor,' is set to debut on Disney Junior in 2016. 'Young & Hungry' star Aimee Carrero, 26, will voice Elena.

Elena will rule Avalor with the help of her Grand Council, which includes her grandfather Tito, grandmother Cici and Royal Advisor, Duke Esteban. We're already obsessed.

'Our creative team has delivered a universal story with themes that authentically reflect the hopes and dreams of our diverse audience,' Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide, said in a statement.

'What excites us most is the chance to use distinctive animation and visual design to tell wonderful stories influenced by culture and traditions that are familiar to the worldwide population of Hispanic and Latino families and reflect the interests and aspirations of all children as told through a classic fairy tale,' she added.

Welcome to the Disney princess club, Elena!