Ariel from Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’ Heading to Disney Parks

Ariel from Disney’s live-action version of The Little Mermaid is heading to the Disney Parks this summer. As the musical makes its way to theaters on May 26, Ariel will be making her way to Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, and also Disneyland Paris. The announcement was made with the help of Halle Bailey, who is bringing Ariel to life in this iteration of The Little Mermaid.

Disney shared about the arrival of Ariel in the parks saying, “We’re always looking for ways to build connection through the power of our stories, and we are excited for fans to enjoy meeting Ariel from both the animated and live-action stories at Disney Parks. Check out all the places Ariel from the live-action story will be making special appearances this summer!”

Here are the locations Ariel will be found this summer in the Disney Parks:

  • Disneyland Paris – Walt Disney Studios Park in a limited-time celebration
  • Walt Disney World Resort – Disney’s Hollywood Studios with a meet & greet inside Walt Disney Presents
  • Disneyland Resort – Disneyland Park with a meet & greet along the promenade near “it’s a small world”

The announcement was made by actress Halle Bailey in a video that was shared by the Disney Parks Blog. The video included the announcement and also a look at the movie. It can be seen here:

The Little Mermaid Official Description

“The Little Mermaid,” visionary filmmaker Rob Marshall’s live-action reimagining of the studio’s Oscar-winning animated musical classic, opens exclusively in theaters nationwide May 26, 2023. “The Little Mermaid” is the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters, and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land, but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy.

In the movie, Halle Bailey’s Ariel is joined by a stellar cast of performers. This includes Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina, Javier Bardem and Melissa McCarthy. The film will be arriving in theaters on May 26, 2023.

Are you excited about this film? Are you excited about getting to meet Ariel in the parks this summer? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!