• On Feb 13, 2021
    Shirly from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will meet and greet character be back for Apr? I want to take my girls and my daughter will be 4 and loves Ariel. I want her to have a picture.

    Hi, there!

     Welcome back to planDisney, Shirly. We love when you stop by with your planning questions!

     My daughter is 3, and she just adores Ariel. It feels like we watch Disney's The Little Mermaid on a constant loop in our house! Like your little girl, my daughter dreams of meeting this beloved Disney Princess on our next Disney vacation. At this time, no announcements have been made about when Character meet and greet experiences will return to the theme parks. That's not to say you and your daughter can't interact with Ariel, though! She's been known to appear in The Royal Princess Processional at Magic Kingdom Park. If you catch this impromptu cavalcade along the parade route, your little girl can wave to Ariel and even snap a selfie with her in the background! 

     You'll want to be sure to dive into all of Ariel's undersea adventures that are available at the Walt Disney World Resort. I recommend a stay in one of The Little Mermaid standard rooms at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. My family enjoyed a few nights in one of these themed rooms a few years ago, and we had a splashtastic time! At Magic Kingdom Park, your little girl will love experiencing Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid. Just outside of this attraction is a perfect photo op for any Ariel fan. Your 4-year old won't want to miss posing with the statue of this underwater princess!

     Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog while you're counting down the days to your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. It's your best resource for news and updates about Disney Parks and destinations! If there are announcements about the return of Character Experiences like Meet Ariel at Her Grotto or entertainment offerings like Voyage of The Little Mermaid, you are sure to see them posted on the Disney Parks Blog. 

     I hope this was helpful, Shirly. Please visit us again soon with any new questions you may have!

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