Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 6, 2012
    Christy from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My daughter would really love to dine with Ariel. Are there any character dinning experiences which feature The Little Mermaid?

    Hi, Christy!  I know that this will not be the answer you are looking for, but it does offer some hope.  Currently, Ariel SOMETIMES appears at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall for the Princess Storybook Dining.  This location in the Norway pavilion in Epcot has character dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but the characters are subject to change.  We have been to this restaurant when Ariel was in attendance and when she was not.  There is no way to guarantee in advance which characters will greet you.  My suggestion would be to book the meal, but not mention Ariel to your daughter.  Then, if she doesn't show up, there will be no lost expectations.  If she does show up, there will just be pure, delighted surprise.  Sending you pixie-dusted wishes that Ariel is on land the day you dine.  Happy planning and have a Magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Krista, Tennessee

My husband and I have a 16 year-old daughter and an 14 year-old son and over a decade's worth of Disney traditions and memories. We try new experiences each trip, so we have experienced many "extras" in and out of the parks. Learn More About Krista

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