“Mermaid off the port bow!” Walt Disney World features a few good places to sound such a warning. Mermaids have been spotted in many places at Walt Disney World and the spots are growing. Are we under an invasion? You decide…
First there are the Little Mermaid standard rooms at the Art of Animation Resort. These colorful and festive rooms bring the delight to every person that is a fan. These rooms make you want to be a part of Ariel’s world. From the colorful fish to the giant sculptures of her and King Triton they will have you wanting to swim with flounder.
A friendly and familiar little mermaid made her home in New Fantasyland, at the Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid. Relive the tale of how one lucky little mermaid found true love—and legs! Enter Prince Eric’s castle through an underground cavern at low tide, board a colorful clamshell and take the plunge. You’ll become part of a world where mermaids dream of dancing, fish form a conga line, evil sea witches ensnare souls and unlikely pairs fall in love… and live happily ever after.
After the attraction, visit Ariel’s Grotto for a meet-and-greet with your favorite mermaid. This cave, where the headstrong redhead used to yearn for the world above, is still near and dear to her heart—so much so that Prince Eric moved it next to his castle. Guests of all ages are welcome to stop by for autographs and photos with Ariel.
You can also see Ariel and friends—plus one formidable foe—live on stage in the Voyage of the Little Mermaid, a 15-minute show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
A decidedly, more dangerous variety has been sighted in Adventureland, infiltrating the waters of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. Watch for mysterious mermaids who inhabited Whitecap Bay in the 2011 film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides to swim alongside your boat in Dead Man’s Cove (Just before the drop), and be on the lookout for new rock work and shipwreck elements in this newly refreshed scene.You can spot them early on in the attraction’s grotto scene, where you can spy a mermaid skeleton and possibly even catch them swimming alongside your boat. You can also hear a mermaid beckon you with her siren song just before your drop into the pirate battle.
Last, but not least Starbucks going into the Main Street Bakery at the Magic Kingdom. What does this have to do with mermaids? In 2006, Valerie O’Neil, a Starbucks spokeswoman, said that the logo is an image of a “twin-tailed mermaid, or siren as she’s known in Greek mythology.
So as you see the mermaid invasion is ever growing. If you are a fan of mermaids now is your time to visit Disney. If you know of any other places in Disney World that have mermaids please feel free to share with us in the comment box below.
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