Meet and Greet with Ariel from the Live Action 'The Little Mermaid' now open at Walt Disney World

May 26, 2023 in "Walt Disney Presents"

Live Action The Little Mermaid meet and greet
Posted: Friday May 26, 2023 9:52am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney's Hollywood Studios welcomed Ariel from the new Live Action 'The Little Mermaid' today as part of a new meet and greet experience at Walt Disney Presents.

Guests can meet Ariel in a unique indoor location, with a queue space displaying artwork from the movie.

Each group has their own time with Ariel in her room filled with props, and Disney PhotoPass is on-hand to capture the moment.

In addition to meeting Ariel, guests can also see some props from the movie and an 8-minute preview of the Live-Action 'The Little Mermaid.'

The Ariel meet and greet is open from 9am to 5pm daily. Click the gallery for more pictures

Ariel from the live-action story appears at Walt Disney Presents in Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a limited time only as well as at Disneyland Resort in California and at Disneyland Paris in France. The live-action movie is open exclusively in theaters nationwide.

Guests can continue to meet the animated version of Ariel in her grotto at Magic Kingdom.

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Deano77Aug 04, 2023

Here’s to hoping she gets to stay until Sept 12th for my oldest to meet her. 🤞

LSLSAug 03, 2023

When we were down there, her line was less than the Disney Junior characters. I was surprised when we walked up and there were 3 people in front of us. I will say I'm sure part of that is the meet area is pretty hidden away. Honestly I forgot all about it til we walked by and looked up at the sign.

Cmdr_CrimsonAug 03, 2023

T They are interesting versions of them to say the least..

Kirby86Aug 03, 2023

I can see them showing up at some point with other Pixar characters probably on the cruises.

Cmdr_CrimsonAug 02, 2023

I do wonder if Ember and Wade were to have taken over if the film was more successful as they do have character versions of them and I doubt they will ever come to the parks now.

celluloidAug 02, 2023

If enough the CMs gets a different job and they have to budget a recast it will be finished. That level. Ha.

SirwalterraleighAug 02, 2023

Define “popular”? 🤪

Deano77Aug 02, 2023

Haha, thank you! Hoping she stays until mid September so the kids can meet her.

ToTBellHopAug 02, 2023

Originally heard through Labor Day. Not sure if she’s popular enough to extend.

MagicHappens1971Aug 02, 2023

Till the money from Studios runs out… lol Being sarcastic but can’t imagine it will run much longer. Probably until they decide who will replace her.

Deano77Aug 02, 2023

This may have already been said, but how long will this meet and greet last?

RambozoMay 28, 2023

I'm cool with it if it's momentary. Afterall they need the publicity for the new movie.

Kirby86May 28, 2023

Yup which is the Disney equivalent of taking a year to Backpack in Europe.

MisterPenguinMay 28, 2023

Was there an Ariel M&G at the theater? ;)