Inside the Ride


Walt Disney World ® knew what they were doing when they included Ariel into the New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom ® last year. The littlest of mermaids can not only go under the sea with Ariel in the ride Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid but can meet the famed mermaid-turned human princess and explore her most valuable treasures in an exclusive meet-and—greet at Ariel’s Grotto.

Your adventure under the sea begins with a basic queue line. While there aren’t any interactive elements to this queue there are still plenty of things to keep guests entertained. As with everything Disney ® does, the queue is well-themed so you just might find yourself waiting in a craggy cave before meeting Ariel! Plus, most of the queue is under cover so you will be protected from the Florida sun and rain.

If you recall from 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 in the queue area, guests will 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 guests will instantly spot her green shimmering fin.

Just as bubbly and sweet as you imagined her to be, Ariel warmly welcomes you into her Grotto where she happily poses for photos, signs autographs and even gives out hugs to her adoring fans. The character playing Ariel does a great job staying in character and will respond to any question you may have as if she really is the character!

A perk to Ariel’s Grotto is that only one or two families are allowed in the room with Ariel at a time. This makes for a more intimate experience. Having a quiet room can be very helpful for shy children and for parents who want to videotape the experience because you can actually hear Ariel talk.

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.To meet-and-greet the famous mermaid Ariel and then take a ride under the sea where you’ll re-live her incredible story look for discounted Walt Disney World ® tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.