Aurora

Aurora is a princess and one of the Princesses of Heart. Her appearance is taken directly from Walt Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty”. Although her original voice actress, Mary Costa, was alive at the time of Kingdom Hearts development (and is still alive today), Aurora spoke in dialogue boxes for her appearance.

A young woman with a lovely voice. She is loved by three good fairies and cursed by Maleficent. The sorceress captured Aurora to help open the final Keyhole.

She had her first encounter with Maleficent in “Sleeping Beauty” (1959).

It is unknown at what point of the original story Aurora was taken to Hollow Bastion by Maleficent, but the crown on her head suggests that it was directly before Maleficent lured her into pricking her finger on the spinning wheel, or after the whole story all together (as there is a ten year gap between Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts).

Aurora’s likeness first appeared in Kingdom Hearts on a red-tinted pillar in the Awakening world. She was depicted in a state of sleep, suggesting that she had already been captured and imprisoned by Maleficent at this point.

She was first seen in Hollow Bastion when Maleficent attempted to open the Final Keyhole. Maleficent had placed Aurora in a standing glass case in the wall, alongside the other Princesses of Heart. Her heart left her when the keyhole was opened, but was returned to her when Sora sacraficed his own heart to save her and the other Princesses. Upon awaking, Aurora stayed in Hollow Bastion to stop the darkness from consuming the world. She also revealed Maleficent’s origins to Sora. When Sora finally sealed Kingdom Hearts, Aurora was returned to the Enchanted Dominion.

Although Aurora did not make an appearance in Kingdom Hearts II, her name was found to be part of the password to access the DTD in Tron’s world. In addition, many characters from her world appeared in the game, including Flora, Fauna, Merryweather, and Maleficent with her pet raven, Diablo.








An Unusual Prince/Once Upon a Dream (From “Sleeping Beauty”) (Official Video)
Sleeping Beauty (Aurora dances with Phillip)
Disney Princess Enchanted Tales – Princess Aurora
Idina Menzel, AURORA – Into the Unknown (From “Frozen 2”)