The future Disney princess, Rapunzel, arrived in London to do some sightseeing before she is officially welcomed as the 10th Disney Princess character at a high profile, star-studded celebration that will take place in front of a global audience on October 2, 2011. Rapunzel will be visiting famous London landmarks every day this week (September 26-30) and taking pictures along her journey. Rapunzel stopped at the Thames riverside to admire the beautiful Tower Bridge in the glorious late September sunshine.
For her celebration, little princesses from across the globe will watch Rapunzel be welcomed into the Disney Princess royal court by Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas, Snow White and Tiana. As an official member of the Disney Princess court, she will be celebrated and recognized as such across Disney, and will be included in all Disney Princess products featuring multiple characters, in addition to her own merchandise line.
This actually does not surprise me at all based on the popularity of the Tangled movie! I also expect that Rapunzel will be one of the top Halloween costumes for girls this year, too, as the costume is adorable.