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Brave’s Princess Merida Has Started Showing Up At Disney Theme Parks


Ok, so we joke around here at The Mary Sue that I look like Merida from Disney-Pixar’s Brave but I’m bouncing up and down with glee now that I’ve see the women Disney has chosen to play her at their theme parks. Here’s a video of one of them filmed at Epcot Center but soon, she’ll head to the Magic Kingdom. According to Orlando’s Attractions Magazine, ” In a couple of weeks she’ll start appearing in the Fairytale Garden in Fantasyland, where guests will engage in archery lessons and other activities until it’s their turn to meet her. Joining Merida will be the three bear cubs from the film, who will also interact with guests.” Hit the jump for yet another castmember taking on Merida. The hair, my god, the hair!

They both look fantastic but I’m sure there will be much more Disney fine tuning before they get to the big park. Either way, I need my picture with one. Because I am obviously still five-years-old inside.

Previously in Brave

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  • http://twitter.com/yadungoofed Rosina Campbell

    Aww they look cute but the accent is a little..meh. A scottish accent isn’t easy to pull off though. One day I need to find someone to go to the parks and get my photos taken with all the characters. When I went to Disneyland Paris I only met Remy (I’m also still 5 years old).

  • http://www.tulgeywooddesigns.com Amphigorey

    Speaking as a former character performer, we LOVE it when adults play with us. Often the children just stare. Adults who get it and interact with us are way more fun.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R6ODYVHCB23JAQC33NPS5RLUN4 Kifre

    Wow! Is number 2 wearing contacts? Her eyes are super big and blue.

    Fake accents give me such bad secondary embarrassment…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R6ODYVHCB23JAQC33NPS5RLUN4 Kifre

    Wow! Is number 2 wearing contacts? Her eyes are super big and blue.

    Fake accents give me such bad secondary embarrassment…

  • http://twitter.com/amber_stone Amber Stone

    Holy cow. That second one’s eyes are just amazing. o_O Biggest brightest blue I think I’ve ever seen. Jeeze.

  • http://twitter.com/amber_stone Amber Stone

    Holy cow. That second one’s eyes are just amazing. o_O Biggest brightest blue I think I’ve ever seen. Jeeze.

  • http://twitter.com/clockworkfaerie Avalon

    Do not want. Merida is a young girl, not an older teen/adult like the rest of the princesses. This is just weird and awkward. 

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  • http://borderhouseblog.com/ Lake Desire

    Cool!  I got even more excited by the Epcot music in the background of the video.  (My next WDW trip is in November.)

  • http://borderhouseblog.com/ Lake Desire

    How would you have Disney bring her to the parks, if not with an adult actor?

  • Life Lessons

    I’m in love with Merida. Yes I have a girl crush now. :) 

  • http://www.facebook.com/stewartgraham2 Stewart Graham

    Aggghhhh…..My ears!! Make it stop! Make it stop! Alas, I’m scottish, living in Scotland (the nice part too) and unfortunately I can spot a fake accent a few miles off. There’s more Irish American to her accent than Scottish, but she looks fab. loving the hair.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Gorillazfan Emily Hill

    I want to take my niece to Disney now XD

  • Carmen Sandiego

     All the princesses and other characters are played by adults.  And I don’t think Disney would hire a minor for these roles, even if they are 16 and have a work permit.

  • Anonymous

     Merida’s not that young, since the impetus for the plot is finding her a husband. However young she might have been married historically-speaking, no Disney or Pixar movie would show a marriageable heroine younger than her late teens, like the rest of the princesses.

  • Anonymous

    Save for Snow White (who I think is, like, fourteen). Ariel is sixteen (so…mid teens I guess). 

    But yeah. They aren’t going to hire anyone but adults to actually play them at the parks. 

  • Anonymous

    Color contacts will do that. 

  • Anonymous

    She should be played by someone with an enormous fake head.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=813165390 Annika Raaen

    The second one’s accent is a bit better than the first, but still…why dont they just hire an actual Scottish woman to do the part? I’m sure there are a few out there who could do it well.

    That said, I’m proud to still be a kid and excited to see this movie! :)