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  • On Aug 23, 2013
    Julie Asked

    Visiting WDW with my two princess loving little girls Sept. 12-15th, and I saw online that Ariel's Grotto in MK will be down for refurbishment during our visit. Where can we meet Ariel during this time? And will she be in mermaid form or human form?

    Hi there, Julie!

    Thanks for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question regarding a visit with Ariel at the Walt Disney World Resort.  

    If the schedule goes as planned and Ariel's Grotto is closed for refurbishment during your visit, there is another option.  Ariel usually appears at the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall inside Epcot Theme Park.  The restaurant is located in the Norway Pavilion, and is my personal favorite character dining experience.  Ariel does appear in human form at Akershus. 

    As an extra measure, grab a Times Guide upon entering Magic Kingdom Park just to be sure that Ariel does not have any planned greets inside the park on the day you visit.  Schedules are always subject to change.

    I wish you a truly magical vacation!


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Meet the Panelist: Jacqui, Illinois

A Walt Disney World veteran traveler since the early 1970's, I can't wait to help you plan the most MAGICAL vacation.  I am a Disney Vacation Club Member and an Annual Passholder.  Whether you need tips for traveling with babies, toddlers, adolescents, adults or seniors, I can help you create the most Pixie Dusted adventure. There aren't many things our family hasn't experienced at Walt Disney World, and I would love to make suggestions so that you will have the vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Jacqui

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