The Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey joins the Disney Dreamers Academy in a special cavalcade at Magic Kingdom

Mar 23, 2023 in "Disney Dreamers Academy"

Disney Dreamers Academy Class of 2023 Magic Kingdom Parade
Posted: Thursday March 23, 2023 3:19pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Five-time Grammy-nominated singer Halle Bailey, who plays the lead role of Ariel in the upcoming live-action remake of Disney's "The Little Mermaid," is the Disney Dreamers Academy celebrity ambassador for this year's event at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

Halle joined the 100 students today in a special cavalcade along Main Street U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom.

Bailey is one of several Hollywood stars participating in the annual mentoring program by Walt Disney World Resort that brings 100 students from around the country for an immersive career-inspiring weekend at Walt Disney World. Some of the other celebrities include R&B singer H.E.R., plus actors Marsai Martin (ABC show "black-ish"), and Jalyn Hall (feature film "Till").

As the celebrity ambassador, Bailey headlines the list of celebrities and will be a mentor and advocate during the Thursday through Sunday event, which is designed by Walt Disney World Resort to broaden career awareness and create exclusive enrichment opportunities for high school students from diverse communities around the country.

Bailey will share personal insights with the students, drawing from her own unique experiences, like playing the title character in the "The Little Mermaid." In addition to her role as Ariel, she has starred in television shows and movies such as "Grown-ish," "Let It Shine," and "Last Holiday."

"If it wasn't for my mentors, I wouldn't be where I am today," Bailey said. "I'm excited to work with these students and be a mentor for them as they find their passions in life."

Click the gallery to see more photos from the Disney Dreams Academy Class of 2023 Magic Kingdom parade.

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wdwmagicMar 25, 2023

Halle Bailey surprises two aspiring teen filmmakers with an invitation to be the star's personal guests at Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' live-action movie world premiere

WDWFanRayMar 23, 2023

Go Dreamers! I’m glad to see that almost everyone was represented.

wdwmagicMar 23, 2023