Ariel in the parade at Magic Kingdom
  • On Oct 18, 2023
    Amanda Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello. I'm visiting WDW at the end of January 2024. This is my first visit and I'm so excited. I grew up on Disney in the 80s and Ariel is my favourite. Will live action Ariel still be meeting please? It would be a dream to meet her! Thank you.

    Hi there Amanda, thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. 

    The characters that you can visit while at the Walt Disney World Resort are very widespread. You can visit the classic characters like when you Meet  Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater. Or some of the 90s classics like Ariel from the original “The Little Mermaid.” In the last year, you can now “Meet Ariel at Walt Disney Presents” located inside of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This is Ariel from the Live Action adaptation. There are no plans for this character to swim away just yet. So check your My Disney Experience App during your visit to Hollywood Studios. 

    Don’t forget to check out Magic Kingdom Park as there are two swimming reasons to do so. You can relive the music and magic of the movie aboard Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid. This slow-moving attraction has Sebastian, Scuttle, and even that icky sea witch Ursula. You can also Meet Ariel at Her Grotto and take a picture after you chat with her for a minute. It’s so magical to see her fins shimmer. 

    I hope this useful information helps you make those childhood dreams come true. If you have any other questions about your visit stop by planDisney.com

    Have a magical day,

    Jeremy A.
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Meet the Panelist: Jeremy, New Jersey

Bright Suns travelers! I'm Jeremy from Jersey, a lifelong Disney fan. Father to 3 amazing kids, and husband to my wife of 14 years. I've been sharing the Walt Disney World Resort with my family for 17 years to join in the wonder and joy the parks have brought me my entire life. Consider me here to help with all you travel questions from Batuu to Cinderella Castle. Whether it's teenagers, toddlers, or your middle-aged cousins. Helping you find your version of magic is my mission. Learn More About Jeremy

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