A quinceañera, sometimes called fiesta de quince años, fiesta de quinceañera, quince años or simply quince, is the celebration of a girl’s fifteenth birthday in parts of Latin America and elsewhere in communities of people from Latin America. This birthday is celebrated differently from any other birthday, as it marks the transition from childhood to young womanhood.
And Disney has found a way to make mucho dinero off of the much celebrated occasion.
Disney has come out with a line of quinceañera dresses inspired by Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas, Rapunzel, Aurora, Snow White, and Tiana, with an additional dress that the company has named “La Corona De La Princesa” (The Princess’ Crown). Most quiceañera gowns can be a little bit gaudy, and Disney has definitely kept that tradition going with their Pocahontas and Snow White inspired dresses.
With prices ranging from $500 to close to $1,000, these dresses don’t come cheap. But anyone who’s been to a quinceañera knows that they can be the most elaborate parties ever and most parents, regardless of being rich or poor, spare no expense.
Wepa. Disney. Get that money.