Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’ Meet and Greet Comes to the Disney Parks

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This is massive news for fans of The Little Mermaid!

Right now, the whole world is busy gearing up for the cinematic event of the year; the live-action The Little MermaidThe film has been highly anticipated for the last few years due to the film’s all-star cast. Many fans are also excited to meet the new, live-action versions of the beloved characters. The historic casting of Halle Bailey as Princess Ariel, a character who was white in the original film, has fans thrilled to meet the character’s new iteration in the Parks.

Luckily for fans, that new reveal will be happening very soon!

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Disney Welcomes Halle’s Ariel

Disney fans who have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of a live-action “The Little Mermaid” movie can now get up close and personal with a live-action Ariel at the Disney Parks. The “The Little Mermaid” meet and greet comes to the Disney Parks, including Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, in late May. This new edition promises to be a new highlight of the already magical theme parks.

At Walt Disney World Resort, Guests will be able to experience “The Little Mermaid” meet and greet at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, while at Disneyland Resort, visitors can find Ariel at the popular Ariel’s Grotto at Disney’s California Adventure, near the “it’s a small world” Attraction. The “The Little Mermaid” meet and greet will allow Guests to take photos with Princess Ariel and get to know her in a more personal setting.

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A New Ariel for a New Generation

The new “The Little Mermaid” meet and greet is a unique opportunity for Guests to get to know the new live-action version of Ariel. Ariel’s story has captured the imaginations of children and adults alike for decades, and seeing her in live-action form is a unique experience that will provide a deeper connection with the character.

This meet and greet will begin starting May 26, 2023. This is the same day that the film will open in theatres. Be sure to check it out!

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.