Ariel Greets Disney World Guests as Movie Premieres

Disney's Hollywood Studios is also featuring props from the live-action movie

Ariel greets a young guest at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Ariel greets a young guest at Disney’s Hollywood Studios as the live-action movie finally reaches theaters. Walt Disney World photo

Ariel, the lead character in this most recent adaptation of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” made her premiere at Walt Disney World Resort on Friday, the same day the live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid” opened in theaters. 

Ariel entered Prince Eric’s seaside palace at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which is where the new film is set, and was welcomed there enthusiastically by visitors.

Walt Disney Presents’ Ariel meet-and-greet area has movie-inspired artwork that takes visitors on a journey from the sea to land and culminates at the lovely backdrop of Prince Eric’s shoreside palace. Many of Ariel’s “thingamabobs,” which are exact reproductions of the movie’s props, are also on exhibit. 

For a brief period, Walt Disney Presents in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disneyland Resort in California, and Disneyland Paris in France will all include Ariel from the live-action story.

The live-action film is currently showing only in cinemas across the country. 

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