Forget fairest of them all … have you ever wondered which Disney Princess is the most popular of them all? I asked over 500 WDW Magazine fans to find out!

And I had another question: Does favorite Disney Princess align with age? I imagined if I polled a group of people age 70+ the favorite princess might differ from a group of children under 10.

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So I decided to find out for myself who is the most popular Disney Princess, and if there’s any correlation to the person’s age. Is it Cinderella, with her castle front and center at Walt Disney World? Or Sleeping Beauty with her counterpart at Disneyland?

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The true original. Photo by Mike Billick


Snow White, the OG Princess. She got 39 votes in all, and her fans’ average age again confirms my hypothesis: 50 years old (the oldest average fan age of all the Princesses included in the poll).

#6: Tiana

I didn’t expect Tiana to be super popular, as her movie was followed up very quickly by Tangled, and that garnered a lot more support than The Princess and the Frog.

Tiana got 21 votes, with an average fan age of 35! Since she’s newer, it only makes sense that her fans are a little younger.

#7: Aurora

Sleeping Beauty making the bottom half was kind of surprising to me. And honestly, my dog was really offended (her name is Aurora, after the princess).

Despite being front and center at Disneyland, Aurora got 20 votes. Her average fan age was 37, another outlier for my hypothesis.

#8: Merida

Merida got 19 votes. And, in a complete shock to me, her median fan age is on the higher end at 46.

#9: Jasmine / Anna / Elsa

Jasmine, Anna, and Elsa all received 12 votes each.

I think had there been a greater number of 25 and under voting, these three would have been much higher. We all know Anna and Elsa are very popular with children these days.

I also think Jasmine is likely a second favorite for many. Like me: I love Aladdin, and Jasmine is wonderful, but she just isn’t my favorite.

Jasmine’s average fan age was 37. Anna’s, surprisingly, was 44, while Elsa’s fanbase was the youngest of all the princesses at 32. Elsa also received the most votes from the under 18 crowd—with our youngest voter ringing in at 2 years old!

#10: Pocahontas / Mulan

I feel like Pocahontas and Mulan are often forgotten Disney Princesses. We all love them, but not many of us think about them when we think of the other princesses on this list. 

I am surprised Mulan didn’t rake more in with a live action movie in the works.

They both got 7 votes each. Mulan’s average fanbase is 36 while Pocahontas’s is 39.

#11: Moana

Honestly, I am really sad about Moana making last on the list. It almost made me want to change my favorite princess! Moana is a great story, but I think her newness played against her in this fight with some really big names.

She received 6 votes out of a little over 500, and her average fan age was 35—this is on the younger side for our averages!


Most Popular Disney Princess

Though I did notice some correlation between age and favorite Disney Princess, I think it is not the main factor in determining favorites. I think it is probably a small factor, as nostalgia is a powerful thing.

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But the real thing is connection. A few commenters left their reasons behind who their favorite is, and I noticed many of them said things about the princess’s personalities, their struggles, their likes, their nationalities, and what they stand for. 

People find a favorite Disney Princess in who they feel the most connection to, who they see themselves most in.

For me, I love Rapunzel because I love the story, and it all feels really magical and beautiful to me. Plus, growing up, I had incredibly long hair (read: down to my knees), so Rapunzel and I have something in common. 

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