Disney adds quincea

The latest target of Walt Disney World's array of specially-arranged, high-dollar private parties is a lineup of quinceañera events, a traditional Latin coming-of-age celebrations.

The resort already offers specially-planned functions such as weddings, held in their own private pavilion and accompanied by a lavish selection of options.

Quinceañera events are a tradition in many Latin cultures, lavish extravaganzas for girls turning age 15, symbolizing the passage from flat-soled shoes and dolls to high heels, elaborate gowns and womanhood.

More than a million Latinas turn 15 in an average year and the tradition provides the Central Florida resort a way to connect the event to a family vacation, according to Disney.

To announce the new program, Disney hosted a group of essay contest winners who received an all-expense paid trip for their family and a wardrobe for the elaborate event Tuesday.

The all-Spanish language-event started at the Magic Kingdom Cinderella Castle stage, where dads ceremoniously changed flat shoes for high heels and waltzed with their daughters.

After a dinner in Fantasyland with mariachis, a DJ, a serenade by Grammy award-winning pop sensation Fonseca and a nearly 11-foot tiered cake, the group watched fireworks and departed the event in horse-drawn carriages down Main Street, U.S.A. with the rising sun.

Disney (NYSE: DIS) says the packages start at $1,800 for a dessert party and fireworks in Epcot and range up to $20,000 for a fantasy ball for 100 attendees and higher for customized packages.

The party was taped by Show de Cristina, a Univision program airing May 28 at 10 p.m. ET. Host Cristina Saralegui was the Madrina (godmother) of the celebration.

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Mr. DAPs

Mr. DAPs

Mr. DAPs is the founder of DAPs Magic continues to run its day to day operations. He can be regularly found at Disneyland donning his hat and bow tie as he takes pictures and enjoys the Happiest Place on Earth. He is also a host on Geeks Corner - the Webshow and anchors news stories for DAPs Magic's YouTube channel. You can also find him posting regularly on Twitter and Instagram. He'd love to connect with you so make sure and say hi!

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