EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On May 30, 2011
    Jason from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    It appears that Ariel's Grotto is no longer located in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. Is that the case? If so, is there another location my girls can meet with Ariel?

    Hi Jason,

    Ariel's Grotto is indeed now closed to make way for the Fantasyland expansion. Great news for your girls though - Ariel is currently appearing in her human form for Meet & Greets at the Magic Kingdom.  Look for her in the Adventureland Veranda Gazebo.  Be sure to check your Times Guide when you enter the park for appearance times.

    Ariel has also been known to appear at Cinderella's Royal Table at the Magic Kingdom & the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in the Norway Pavilion in Epcot. There is no guarantee which princesses will appear - it varies.

    Although you can't "meet" her, Ariel can also be seen in the Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade held most afternoons in the Magic Kingdom. You can also see Ariel in The Voyage of the Little Mermaid show & Fantasmic! at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    Wishing you many magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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