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By Darek Michael Wajda

Disney's new animated series featuring its first Latina princess is a hit, and Elena of Avalor has been renewed for a second season after its very successful premiere.

The series, featuring the voices of young Latina actresses Aimee Carrero and Jenna Ortega made its debut on July 22nd in Disney Junior and the Disney Channel and ranked number 1 in ratings among children's oriented network programming.

Princess Elena recently made her "debut" at Walt Disney World in Orlando and is part of a daily stage show, "The Royal Welcome of Princess Elena."

Princess Elena of Avalor, the first Latin-inspired Disney princess, receives a royal welcome during her arrival at Magic Kingdom Park on August 11, 2016 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The adventurous princess appears daily in "The Royal Welcome of Princess Elena" stage show at Magic Kingdom.Disney / Getty Images

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“It’s just a few weeks into the launch of ‘Elena of Avalor’ and we are already seeing what an impact and connection she is making with kids and families," said Disney Junior Worldwide executive vice president and general manager, Nancy Kanter, as reported in Variety.

Set in a fairy tale land influenced by Latin cultures and folklore, "Elena of Avalor" follows the story of a 16-year-old heiress to the throne of the Kingdom of Avalor. With the guidance of her Grandmother Luisa and Grandfather Francisco, Elena will learn the various cultures and demographics that make up her kingdom.

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