Disney Character Spotlight: Elena of Avalor
Welcome to Disney Character Spotlight at Your WDW Store! This time, we're going to introduce you to Princess Elena, the star of the Disney Channel animated series Elena of Avalor. Elena's story began years ago when she was trapped inside a magical amulet by an evil sorceress, but then freed after 41 years by Sofia the First. Upon her escape, she and her friends defeated the evil sorceress Shuriki and instated Elena as Avalor's rightful ruler.
The laws of Avalor state that a princess cannot be crowned Queen until she reaches a certain age, so Elena remains a princess for now. Elena is still learning to become a great ruler, and she has a Grand Council to help her figure out the best decisions for her magical kingdom. She doesn't always listen to their wisdom, though, and while her independence serves her well, it also gets her into trouble.
Elena can also turn to her friends Gabe and Mateo and little sister Isabel for advice, as well as Migs, Luna, and Skylar, three jaquins — magical flying beasts that are a cross between a jaguar and a macaw. The jaquins are sworn guardians of Avalor and help Elena with their knowledge when it comes to protecting the land from the forces of darkness.
After being trapped in the amulet for all those years, Elena has picked up some magical qualities of her own and has a few abilities that others don't. She uses these mysterious powers to help protect Avalor and its people.
If Princess Elena is a favorite in your household, you're in luck! At Your WDW Store, we have plenty of Walt Disney World park-exclusive merchandise featuring Elena, including a Disney Classic Collection Elena Doll, collectible pins, Elena Christmas ornaments, and more. We also have Disney's Magic Band 2 customized with Elena. And we can't forget Elena's friends, as they appear in this mini-doll collection.
If you can't get enough of the jaquins and you really want to cuddle one, we have adorable plushes of the three jaquin cubs Baby Estrella, Baby Zoom, and Baby Mingo! While we're at it, why not check out the rest of our Disney park-exclusive Elena of Avalor collectibles?
The story continues to unfold as Elena learns more about responsibility and how to best protect and rule her magical kingdom. We're looking forward to what happens next!