First Look at Disney’s BRAND NEW Character Meet-and-Greet

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As the long-awaited live-action remake of Disney’s classic film, The Little Mermaid (1989), premieres, Disney Parks around the world adjust to the changes.

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The Little Mermaid (2023) has finally made a splash into theaters, and so, a more modern Princess Ariel has made a splash into Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resort, and even Disneyland Paris!

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Beginning today, Guests visiting Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios can meet Princess Ariel at Prince Eric’s castle on a balcony overlooking the sea. This new character meet-and-greet can be found in Walt Disney Presents, which will also showcase some of the concept art created for the film as Guests wait in line.

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In Disneyland Resort, Princess Ariel will be making appearances in Disneyland Park’s Fantasyland area, near the classic “it’s a small world” attraction. Here, Guests can meet Ariel in Prince Eric’s library, which is filled with his own “whozits and whatzits” he’s collected during his voyages.

As for Disneyland Paris, Princess Ariel will enchant Guests with an “unforgettable music moment,” according to Disney, in which visitors will get the chance to dance with the beautiful princess.

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Now, fans of the original and of the live-action remake can finally experience what it’s like to be part of Ariel’s world with these meet-and-greet opportunities!

But these aren’t the only offerings making a splash in Disney Parks as The Little Mermaid premieres. Stay tuned to Disney Dining as we cover all of the new additions.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.