She’s got gadgets and gizmos aplenty, whozits and whatzits galore. You want thingamabobs, she’s got 20. You’ve heard her tout her underwater treasures from the hit animated Disney ® film and wondered what it would be like to swim with Ariel under the sea. Well, now’s your chance. For the first time in Walt Disney World’s ® history, you can step inside Ariel’s underwater world for a special meet-and-greet with the red-headed mermaid at Ariel’s Grotto in the new Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom ®.
In the popular Disney ® film, “The Little Mermaid,” Ariel’s wish of becoming human eventually comes true but guests to Ariel’s Grotto will be able to meet the mermaid before she got her legs and feet. After walking through underwater caves guests will eventually enter Ariel’s Grotto and see the vibrant red-headed character sitting on a giant clam shell awaiting her fans. Dressed in her signature purple bikini top and green shimmering fin with a giant flower atop her head, Ariel looks just like the character from the film, and the way you always imagined she would in real life.
Just as bubbly and sweet as ever, Ariel welcomes you into her Grotto, happily posing for photos, signing autographs and even giving out hugs to her adoring fans. The character playing Ariel does a great job staying in character and will respond to any question as if she really is a mermaid under the sea! The grotto’s main focus is Ariel so there isn’t much else inside the cave, but with her big smile and warm welcome; that’s all you really need to love this New Fantasyland spot.
After you meet Ariel re-live the tale of how she found true love, and her legs at Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid. Here you’ll enter Prince Eric’s Castle through an underground cavern and board a clamshell ride vehicle for a journey as magical as the movie.
You’ll dive deep below the water and witness a world where mermaids dream of dancing, evil sea witches trap souls and mermaids and men fall in love. Plus, you’ll relive the movie’s most memorable songs and magical scenes like Ariel’s gadget-filled grotto and an eel-infested hideout not to mention come in contact with some of Ariel’s best friends like Sebastian, Flounder, Scuttle, King Triton and the evil Ursula. After you’re up to speed on Ariel’s journey from mermaid to human, you’ll emerge from the ocean and watch as Prince Eric and Ariel exchange vows and celebrate their wedding.
For a chance to become a part of Ariel’s underwater world and meet-and-greet the sea’s most famous princess, look for discounted Walt Disney World ® tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.