CONFIRMED: Live-Action Ariel Character Meet & Greet Coming to Disneyland, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disneyland Paris This Summer

The live-action Ariel from the upcoming “The Little Mermaid” remake will appear at Disneyland Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disneyland Paris this summer.

Halle Bailey, who portrays Ariel in the film, announced Ariel’s arrival in the following video.

We previously posted about Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort hiring Halle Bailey look-alikes for an unknown experience and Disneyland Paris hiring a look-alike parade performer.

Exact dates have not been announced for the Ariel meet and greets and experiences, but read more details about each below.

Ariel at Walt Disney Studios Park, Paris

Ariel will appear in a “joyful, limited-time celebration” at Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Paris. The interactive “musical moment” will include the songs “Under the Sea” and “Kiss the Girl.”

Ariel at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

An Ariel meet and greet will open at Walt Disney Presents in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. For a limited time, a sneak peek and props from the film will be available at the Walt Disney Presents Theater.

Ariel at Disneyland Park

Ariel will greet Disneyland guests on the promenade near “it’s a small world.”

Live-Action “The Little Mermaid”

Oscar-nominated Rob Marshall, known for his work with “Chicago” and Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” directs “The Little Mermaid.” The remake stars Halle Bailey as mermaid princess Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian the crab, Awkwafina as diving bird Scuttle, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Javier Bardem as King Triton, and Melissa McCarthy as Ursula. Noma Dumezweni will portray the new character Queen Selina, Eric’s mother.

The full trailer debuted during the Oscars and a teaser trailer was released this month. Alan Menken, who wrote the score for the original 1989 “The Little Mermaid,” made some lyrical updates for the live-action remake, with help from Lin-Manuel Miranda.

We also got a closer look at “The Little Mermaid” thanks to photos and interviews from Entertainment Weekly. 

“The Little Mermaid” hits theaters on May 26, 2023.

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