Details About Live-Action “The Little Mermaid” Ariel’s Arrival at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort Revealed

It has been known for a while that Ariel from Disney’s upcoming live-action version of The Little Mermaid will be coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World in celebration of the movie this summer. Now there are some more details that have been revealed about when Ariel will be arriving and where she will be.

Disneyland Resort

At the Disneyland Resort, Ariel will be flipping her fins and hopping out of the water to wander over to the area near it’s a small world. She will begin meeting and greeting guests at it’s a small world mall starting on May 26, 2023. This area has been utilized for character interactions regularly in recent years.

Walt Disney World

Ariel will also be making magic with fans without her flippers at Walt Disney World as well. For those who want to visit her in Florida, they will need to head over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Ariel will be meeting and greeting guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney Presents. She will be arriving at this location on May 26, 2023 as well.

At this point, exact set times have not been revealed for Ariel’s meet and greets at either Disneyland or Walt Disney World Resort. The Little Mermaid arrives in theaters on May 26, 2023. This live-action retelling of the animated classic stars Halle Bailey in the title role. It includes new music by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda and is directed by Rob Marshall.

Recently at the UK Premiere for The Little Mermaid, Halle Bailey talked about the movie where she talked about the experience, seeing it, the message of the movie, and also filming it.

The Little Mermaid Official Description

“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. The film stars singer and actress Halle Bailey (“grown-ish”) as Ariel; Jonah Hauer-King (“A Dog’s Way Home”) as Prince Eric; Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs (“Hamilton”) as the voice of Sebastian; Awkwafina (“Raya and the Last Dragon”) as the voice of Scuttle; Jacob Tremblay (“Luca”) as the voice of Flounder; Noma Dumezweni (“Mary Poppins Returns”) as Queen Selina; Art Malik (“Homeland”) as Sir Grimsby; with Oscar® winner Javier Bardem (“No Country for Old Men”) as King Triton; and two-time Academy Award® nominee Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” “Bridesmaids”) as Ursula. “The Little Mermaid” is directed by Oscar® nominee Rob Marshall (“Chicago,” “Mary Poppins Returns”) with a screenplay by two-time Oscar nominee David Magee (“Life of Pi,” “Finding Neverland”). The songs feature music from multiple Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin”) and lyrics by Howard Ashman, and new lyrics by three-time Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film is produced by two-time Emmy® winner Marc Platt (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” “Grease Live!”), Miranda, two-time Emmy winner John DeLuca (“Tony Bennett: An American Classic”), and Rob Marshall, with Jeffrey Silver (“The Lion King”) serving as executive producer.

Are you excited about the arrival of Ariel from the live-action The Little Mermaid at Disneyland and Walt Disney World? Will you be meeting her? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!