Disney Princesses Appear For Open-Access Meet and Greet Outside Of Disney Parks


Any Disney fan who has waited in line for a Disney Character Meet and Greet at Walt Disney World Resort could tell you that a Disney vacation filled with Disney princess interactions in Walt Disney World theme parks like the Magic Kingdom or Animal Kingdom is an expensive and time-consuming way to make dreams come true. However, if you will be near the Philadelphia area next weekend, then you might find yourself in a special position!

At least four Disney princesses are coming to Philly for a special weekend-long event towards the end of January — and this event will include a free, open-to-all, no-registration-required Meet and Greet. This is a rare chance to meet four Disney princesses (for free) outside of any Disney Parks — and outside of Florida or California!

Elsa and Anna in Frozen 2

Idina Menzel voices the Arendelle princess Elsa and Kristen Bell voices the Arendelle Queen, Queen Anna, in the Frozen films. Credit: Disney

According to this news segment, the Disney princesses are going to be in Philly’s Franklin Square for the annual Winterfest celebration. This year, the four Disney princesses who are visiting Philly are Queen Anna, Princess Elsa, Encanto heroine Isabela Madrigal, and Princess Tiana.


Credit: Disney

In at least one previous Winterfest event, we can see that Queen Anna, Princess Elsa, Princess Jasmine, and Princess Tiana did make another appearance in Philadelphia.

They were donned in their usual Disney princess costumes, but with the addition of sensible real-world winter coats and accessories like gloves — so the Disney princesses will most likely be doing the same this year!


Princess Tiana is the heroine from The Princess and the Frog who has joined a long line of Disney princesses, including Princess Aurora the sleeping beauty, Ariel the little mermaid, Cinderella, Snow White, Belle, Mulan, Merida, Rapunzel, and more! Credit: Disney

This Winterfest weekend will be specifically called Ice Princess Weekend, and the beloved Disney heroines will be onsite from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on January 20 and January 21. According to Cari Feiler Bender from Historic Philadelphia Inc., “the public space is free, the [Electrical Spectacle] light show is free, [and] meeting Elsa and Ana is free.”

There are some other activities available as well that are not free, including street curling, mini golf, ice skating, ice carving, and carousel rides.

Are you a Disney princess fan who can head to Philly next weekend to enjoy seeing four Disney princesses — without undergoing the hassle and expense of booking a Disney vacation to meet them instead?

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!

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