Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 2, 2009
    Melody 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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    We are going to Disney World late June and my daughter is a huge Ariel fan. We want to find character dining with Ariel. Last time we went she didn't have a favorite princess. Is there character dining with Ariel?

    You're in luck! Ariel does make appearances at the Princess Storybook character dining experience at the Akershus at Epcot. Since she is walking around the restaurant, greeting guests, Ariel is in her human form at the restaurant, wearing her wedding dress. To make reservations for this meal, call Disney Dining at 407-WDW-DINE.

    If your daughter wants to meet Ariel in her mermaid form, you could take her to Ariel's Grotto in the Magic Kingdom. There is no charge to meet Ariel here, but I should warn you that the line is often quite long. If you want to see Ariel at the Grotto, I suggest being there when it opens in the morning. Check the free Times Guide as you enter the park to see the exact hours of this experience.

    Have a great trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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