Meet Disney’s First Latina Princess, Elena of Avalor!

There’s a new Disney princess on the block and for the first time, she’s Latina!

Disney made the announcement Thursday, Jan 29, that Princess Elena of Avalor will debut in 2016 on an episode of Sophia the First, a Disney hit show for preschoolers.

Princess Elena is “a confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairy tale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore,” Disney stated.

After introduced on the show Sofia, 16-year-old Elena will star in her own spin-off series, Elena of Avalor, which will also debut on Disney Junior in 2016.

Aimee Carrero who was born in the Dominican Republic-will voice Elena, whose backstory is connected to the magical amulet Sofia wears on the show.

If this goes well maybe there will be a new princess MOVIE up next! What are YOUR thoughts on Princess Elena of Avalor?