Crowds Are Losing It As Encanto’s Mirabel Finally Makes Its Walt Disney World Debut
Now firmly located in the list of the greatest animated films of all time, Encanto (2021) has finally made its debut at the Walt Disney World Resort in Central Florida and fans couldn’t live without it!
After modest beginnings in the cinema, Encanto from directors Jared Bush, Byron Howard and co-director Charise Castro Smith, became a blockbuster pop culture phenomenon after its release on the Disney streaming platform, Disney+.
The Family Madrigal’s Mirabel (Stephanie Beatriz), Luisa (Jessica Darrow) and Isabela (Diane Guerrero) quickly proved to be as popular as characters like Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel), with the songs, written by Germaine Franco and written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, topping the global charts and beating The Walt Disney Company‘s previous history.
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From “Surface Pressure” to “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”, the songs of Encanto became a cultural landmark, taking over social media, and its popularity has seen the world of Encanto transition to Disney Parks.
During the holiday season at Disneyland Resort last year, guests were able to meet Mirabel at Disney California Adventure. Then, inside Disneyland Park at the Southern California Resort, a Encanto-thematic overlay began to appear on the facade of the attraction “it’s a small world”. Fans of both Encanto and Walt Disney World in Orlando, wondered if and when he would arrive at the Resort.
Earlier this year, a Encanto-inspired garden appeared during EPCOT’s International Flower and Garden Festival, and just a few weeks ago Disney Parks announced that Mirabel would begin appearing in the Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade at Magic Kingdom Park.
Beginning in Frontierland, through Liberty Square, past Cinderella’s Castle and down Main Street, USA, Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade sees characters like The jungle Bookfrom (1967) Baloo and King Louie, Tarzan(1999) Terk, and zootopia‘s (2016) Nick and Judy, travel around Magic Kingdom, and now join the adventure from June 26, 2022, it’s Mirabel – and the guests went wild!
Sharing on TikTok, @Kaitlyns_Tale captured the moment Mirabel made her miraculous debut at Walt Disney World:
Welcome Mirabel!!!! #waltdisneyworld #encanto #disney @disneyparks #adventure #mirabel #mirabelmadrigal #new #welcome
♬ original sound – Kaitlyn’s Tale
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In the video, guests can be seen (and heard) loudly cheering Mirabel as she rides atop the cavalcade chariot with Pocahontas and Mulan. There are also children in the crowd dressed as the popular member of the Madrigal family, as guests celebrated the magical moment to Encanto and the Walt Disney World Resort.
As for the future of Encanto at Disney World, Miranda expressed her passion for a dedicated Encanto-thematic attraction to the resort, while others call for Colombia to be added to EPCOT’s global showcase. With the film’s growing popularity among Disney fans of all ages, as well as Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek officially calling Encanto a “franchise,” it would seem odd if the Disney Resort didn’t add a larger, more permanent addition to its portfolio of attractions.
Speaking of new additions, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind set in EPCOT’s former Future World has become the latest ride to open at Walt Disney World, joining other new experiences like Disney Enchantment and Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Are you looking forward to seeing Mirabel at Magic Kingdom park on your next Disney World vacation?
Walt Disney World Resort has four theme parks: Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park. It also includes two Disney water parks, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, as well as the retail and entertainment area, Disney Springs.