Photo Alert – U.S. Family Enjoyed Trip of a Lifetime to Rapunzel’s Royal Celebration at Kensington Palace in London

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Family of Three Girls from Centreville, Va. Won Grand Prize in Disney’s “Your Princess Moment — The Story Begins with You” Video Contest

Rapunzel's Royal Celebration

Glendale, Calif. — October 5, 2011 — Disney made the dreams of the Senio family from Centreville, Va., come true by awarding them the grand prize in the “Your Princess Moment — The Story Begins With You” video contest. Along with their mother, Laurie Senio, the three little girls, Alli (age 8), Sammi (age 7) and Katie (age 3), were whisked away on a dream vacation fit for a princess — a trip for four to London to join the celebration as Rapunzel was officially welcomed as the 10th Disney Princess character on October 2 at Kensington Palace.

The family received front row seats to the high profile, star-studded celebration and watched as Rapunzel was welcomed to the Disney Princess royal court by Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas, Snow White and Tiana. The family also joined more than 100 other little princesses from across the globe as they took part in all the festivities, including a procession through Kensington Park, party activities and a welcoming ceremony.

The three Senio sisters are all Disney fans and their video captured the essence of the princess moment represented by Rapunzel’s royal celebration. Their winning video was selected from several hundred entries.

According to their mother, the sisters have grown up loving Disney Princess films and the Disney Princess characters including Aurora, Tiana and the newest member of the Disney Princess royal court, Rapunzel.

“In the Disney Princess movies, the girls see that a girl can be kind, pretty and caring but still be smart, adventurous and stand up for herself,” said Senio. “This contest was a natural fit for our family. The girls were so excited to have this adventure. They woke up every morning asking if it was real. The actual event was so magical it felt like a dream had come true.”

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  • LONDON —OCTOBER 2: ‘Your Princess Moment’ contest winners Alli (8 – left), Sammi (7 – right) and Katie (3 – center) Senio from Centreville, Va. joined the celebration as Rapunzel was officially welcomed as the 10th Disney Princess character in front of a global audience on October 2 at Kensington Palace in London.


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