Ariel Is Here To Celebrate Disney Princess Week With Us!
We are over the halfway mark on Disney’s Princess Week Celebration and today we journey under the sea where it’s all about Princess Ariel!
The spirit and resilience Ariel demonstrated in the animated film The Little Mermaid has quickly made her a fan favorite. She certainly has a special place in our hearts. With that in mind, her are some ways that you can celebrate Ariel with Disney!
Walt Disney World
Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid- – This beloved Fantasyland ride in the Magic Kingdom is a must-do for ANY princess lover and takes guests on a musical/magical adventure. The ride boasts some nefarious Ursula moments and one of our favorite ride vehicles – a clamshell.
Prince Eric Village Market – Named after Ariel’s one true love, it’s not surprising that at Prince Eric Village Market you’ll find the Mermaid Tail. Perfect for cooling off during those hot Orlando months, this slushy is made up of frozen blue raspberry and green apple. It’s topped with whipped cream and mermaid fin!
Art of Animation – When most people think about Ariel’s presence at Walt Disney World, the awesome standard rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort are usually one of the first things that come to mind!
Life is the bubbles with decor that features seashell headboards, octopus coat rack and a shower that resembles Ariel’s grotto!
Flippin’ Fins Pool – At this popular pool area, Art of Animation guests can swim and dance along with the music of the “Under the Sea Orchestra.” The festivities are conducted by none other than Sebastian!
The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Under the Sea Adventure – We switch coasts and head over to Disney California Adventure for this next ride. Hop aboard you clam-mobile for a musical adventure that takes you through scenes featured in the animated classic!
Disney Cruise Line
Disney Wonder- It seems only fitting that we would be celebrating Ariel while at sea aboard the Disney Wonder. Next time you’re on board, be sure to check out the Art Nouveau statue of The Little Mermaid located in the atrium lobby. This stunning focal point takes center stage in this incredible 3 deck tall space. And just behind the statue is the entrance to Triton’s named after Ariel’s father and is one of our favorite places to dine while on board.
Hong Kong Disney Resort
Castle of Magical Dreams – We are positively blown away by the gorgeous castle at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. The Castle of Magical Dreams honors many of Disney’s most beloved princess with Ariel among them.
If you look closely at the exterior of the castle, you’ll notice that the color of the spire is inspired by Ariel’s dress with varying shades of coral and green. Look closely at the dome and you’ll also notice scalloped details, pearly luster and gold highlights. At the very top is a golden seashell supported by seaweed and pearls.
Mermaid Lagoon Theater – Head over to the Mermaid Lagoon to check out “King Triton’s Concert” a musical extravaganza that takes you through some popular songs from the animated film including “Part of Your World” and “Under the Sea!”
Mermaid Memories – We love a good Disney gift shop and there are a couple in Tokyo that are perfect for finding Ariel-themed items. First is Mermaid Memories. The shop itself is decorated with seashells and coral and inside you’ll find an eclectic array of merch featuring Ariel, Flounder, Sebastian and more!
The Sleepy Whale Shop – And who can possibly forget the Sleepy Whale Shop which is big on ambiance and is a great place to find Ariel-inspired items.
Flounders Fish Coaster – Those looking for a little thrill will also want to hop on board Flounder’s Flying Fish Coaster as you soar over a tide pool!
Shanghai Disney Resort
Summer Blast Castle Show – Guests at Shanghai Disney Resort can currently enjoy the “Summer Blast Castle Show.” Taking place in front of Storybook Castle, this stage show features everything form magical fountains to scenes depicting the aquatic world of The Little Mermaid.
Voyage to the Crystal Grotto – You can also dive deep into Ariel’s undersea cavern in this ride which offers up a dazzling display of music, light and wonder.
Le Pays des Contes de Fees- This lovely little boat ride whisks you off to magical miniature lands. See if you can find Prince Eric’s seaside Castle!
Mickey’s Philharmagic – The 4D Experience, Mickey’s Philharmagic also features a captivating version of “Part of Your World.”
Ariel-Inspired Courage and Kindness Products and Offerings
Ariel Disney nuiMOs- Ariel fans will definitely want to check out the Ariel Disney nuiMOs. It comes complete with removable tale. Sold separately are a wide range of fund outfits for hours of fun!
Disney Princess Ariel Dress – Hot Topic goes whimsical with this Disney Princess Ariel Dress It features a design inspired by Ariel with puffed off-the-shoulder sleeves, a filigree shell print on the skirt, and lace-up corset detailing on the back.
Kipling’s Delia Compact Disney’s The Little Mermaid Convertible Backpack – We love a good Kipling backpack and not only does this one come complete with Ariel print but it also has a detachable waist pack!
Ariel Studs- Accessorize with a pair of Ariel Studs from Baublebar. They feature lots of sparkles!
Ocean Lights Ariel- A Target exclusive! This Ariel doll features lights in the tail that flash when Ariel comes in contact with water. Outside of the water, you can press her necklace for another fun light show!
Part of Your World: A Twisted Tale – Those that like to read up on Disney lore will get lost in a story of what might have happened if Ariel had never defeated Ursula in this awesome YA nove.
Disney Emoji Blitz: Little Mermaid Clear Event- Here’s something for all you gamers – You can dive into Disney Emoji Blitz and splash around with Ariel and all her friends in a special “The Little Mermaid” Clear Event, going on through Aug. 29. Download Disney Emoji Blitz now for free with in-app purchases on the App Store and Google Play.
Video: Courage and Kindness Club
Last, but certainly not least, the fourth episode of the Courage and Kindness Club series features the mermaid herself! Learn to treasure new experiences when you download Ariel’s Curiosity Starter. The sheet includes lots of fun new things to try, like sign language!
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