Disney is celebrating the new film starring Halle Bailey with everything from special appearances to new sweets and treats
The little Mermaid comes to life at Disney Parks!
In honor of the new live-action movieDisney is introducing new experiences, dining and, yes, a meet-and-greet character to its resorts the whole summer.
Starting Friday, May 26, at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disneyland Resort in California and Disneyland Paris, guests can meet Ariel from the new film for a magical moment. Disney announced the news in April, but now it’s offering a first look at Ariel, inspired by Halle Bailey’s character in the film, which also opens in theaters on Friday.
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Guests will also be able to watch Ariel’s journey from sea to land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where concept art from the development of the new film will be on display to provide the perfect photo opportunity.
At the same park, fans can sample nautical-inspired sweets and treats like The Little Mermaid Donut Milk Shake, a mango-guava-ginger whipped cream concoction and a pineapple-mango shell donut.
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Magic Kingdom guests can enjoy a classic cookies and cream shake called the Divinely Diabolical shake or a delicious Dole whipped strawberry swirled with purple cheesecake called Part of Your World, among many more specialty snacks.
Disneyland guests can choose between a purple macaron filled with blue pineapple buttercream and a chocolate pearl or strawberry mermaid cake until Monday, while supplies last.
Edible offerings are just some of the collaborations Disney has dreamed up. There are also special ones Little Mermaid-inspired jewelry, clothing and toys, all documented on the parks blog.
In the original 1989 animated film, the story centers around a young mermaid named Ariel who makes a deal with a sea witch named Ursula in which she trades her voice for a pair of legs so she can be on land with Prince Eric, a man. he has loved from afar.
Alongside Hallie Bailey as Ariel, a British actress Jonah Hauer-King stars as Prince Eric. The cast also includes Melissa McCarthy as UrsulaAwkwafina as Scuttle, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Daveed Diggs as Sebastianand Noma Dumezweni in a brand new role.
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