Ariel in the parade at Magic Kingdom
  • On Aug 13, 2022
    Kirstie from Essex Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi. We’re coming home in 11 days and my little girl - Melody - loves Ariel. Where can we meet her at the moment as her grotto is closed?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to planDisney, Kirstie. I'm so happy you stopped by and even happier to hear you'll be traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort this month! You must be eagerly counting down the days with excitement. 

     I just love your daughter's name. Does she know that Melody is the name of Ariel's daughter? How special! My little girl loves Princess Ariel just as much as yours does, so I can certainly understand wanting to know how you can fit a meet-and-greet into your plans. Unfortunately, Ariel is still not meeting with human friends in her seaside grotto. She's not making appearances at any Character Dining Experiences at this time either. But not to fret! While your little princess will not be able to meet with Ariel, she can certainly see her make an appearance at the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade. There she'll see The Little Mermaid sitting high atop a beautiful, Under the Sea-themed float. Be sure to check for performance times when you're visiting Magic Kingdom Park so you don't miss this incredible parade!

     I bet you'll be riding Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid at least once during your stay. Just outside of this attraction is a perfect photo op for any Ariel fan. Your little girl won't want to miss posing with the statue of this underwater princess!

     Did you know that Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Magic Kingdom Park will be reopening its doors during your visit? I highly recommend booking an appointment for your little girl. She's sure to love a fairytale makeover with one of Fairy Godmother's Apprentices!

     I hope this was helpful, Kirstie. I'm wishing you another magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

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