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The first Latina Disney princess is coming to Disneyland, Disney World and TV

The first Latina Disney princess is coming to Disneyland, Disney World and TV
Princess Elena from "Elena of Avalor," a Disney Channel animated series premiering this summer. (Disney Channel)

Bienvenida, Princesa Elena! Disney's first Latina princess is about to make her parks debut.

Fans can meet Princesa Elena of Avalor, the future Disney Channel character, at Magic Kingdom park in Florida in August, and she will be at Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim this fall.

The animated show "Elena of Avalor" premieres on the Disney Channel this summer. Disney says Elena is the "first princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures."  

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The premise finds the teenaged princess saving her kingdom from an evil sorceress, then being tasked with ruling it alongside some magical friends. The show is a spinoff of "Sofia the First," an animated series from Disney Junior.

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FOR THE RECORD

April 29, 3:01 p.m.: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated when the show will premiere and how "Elena of Avalor" was introduced on "Sofia the First."

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Dominican American actress Aimee Carrero will voice the titular princess, with notable names including Jenna Ortega ("Jane the Virgin"), Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown and Carlos Alazraqui also lending their voices to the cast.

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