• On Mar 27, 2011
    Nancy from MD 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.

    We are visiting in Sept. 2011. I don't see Ariel's Grotto on the customizable map for the Magic Kingdom, is it still available?

    Hi Nancy,

    September is a great time to visit Disney World! Fun that you are doing the customizable maps! My boys love to do them.

    The Fantasyland Expansion is in full force at the Magic Kingdom and Ariel's Grotto is now closed. When the expansion is complete (sometime in 2013), Ariel will have a new attraction Under the Sea: Journey of The Little Mermaid.  I can't wait!

    Currently, Guests can meet Ariel in her human form at the Adventureland Veranda Gazebo at the Magic Kingdom. She along with other characters from the Little Mermaid appear intermittently throughout the day.

    You can also see Ariel in the Celebrate A Dream Come True Parade held most afternoons in the Magic Kingdom.

    Be sure to check the Times Guide when you enter the Magic Kingdom for appearance times for Ariel and other character greeting.  Wishing you many magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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