Meet Ariel at Her Grotto
Journey to Ariel's Grotto for an opportunity to meet the Little Mermaid herself. Ariel greets you from upon her seashell throne in the grotto, which is built into the cliffs beside Under the Sea. The throne is extra wide, so guests may be invited to sit next to Ariel on her throne for a photo opportunity. This isn't much of an attraction, per se, but more of a guaranteed character meet and greet if you have a FastPass+ (recommended) or are willing to wait the 30-60 minutes. This attraction replaced the old Ariel's Grotto, which was a water playground in addition to a meet and greet.Get a full copy of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook here.
Ages: All ages
Average Standby Wait: 30-60 min.
Pavilion Duration: 3 min.
Bonus: This attraction is open for both Morning Extra Magic Hours and Evening Extra Magic Hours.
- May remain in wheelchair/ECV
Also Known As: Ariel's Grotto
PassPorter's Ratings for Meet Ariel at Her Grotto
Author Jennifer Marx's Rating:
Appeal by Age:
Daughter loves Ariel
Meechigan gave this a rating of 7 on 06/30/2016 at 3:07:38 pm EDT
Good photo-op! Fairly quick queue.
todncopper gave this a rating of 7 on 06/22/2016 at 3:26:43 pm EDT
Wonderful photo opportunity! The scenery makes for beautiful family pictures. We catch this every visit!
JKDenn gave this a rating of 9 on 06/17/2016 at 3:48:12 pm EDT
It was great with my granddaughter.
Papa Jim gave this a rating of 7 on 06/17/2016 at 2:47:03 pm EDT
Fab meet and greet for anyone. Lines are never too long (though I'm not sure why) and Ariel is wonderful.
chelynnah gave this a rating of 10 on 06/17/2016 at 12:29:34 pm EDT
This had short lines the day we went, and we were Disney-Bounding Ariel, so it made for a great photo.
KateLovesDisney gave this a rating of 4 on 06/16/2016 at 11:18:51 pm EDT
Great for kids!
SueinNH gave this a rating of 7 on 06/14/2016 at 3:06:33 pm EDT
Very cute photo op. Didn't have a wait at all when we went.
MPoppins77 gave this a rating of 6 on 06/13/2016 at 6:45:49 pm EDT
Unique opportunity to meet Ariel in her fin
dutchdisneyfamily gave this a rating of 5 on 06/11/2016 at 10:04:59 pm EDT
Fun spot to meet Ariel
Gingerk gave this a rating of 5 on 06/07/2016 at 12:15:04 pm EDT
Grooviamommy gave this a rating of 6 on 06/03/2016 at 3:21:54 am EDT
A good character interaction, especially if you have an Ariel fan. We especially enjoyed meeting with Ariel on a very cold January day when she was wearing a lovely coat over her shells!
mikeserin gave this a rating of 7 on 05/30/2016 at 6:59:40 pm EDT
DisneyDreamer0610 gave this a rating of 8 on 05/29/2016 at 1:52:39 am EDT
The Ariel that I met last time was absolutely perfect! Wow!
Melissa709 gave this a rating of 10 on 05/27/2016 at 7:40:13 pm EDT
Too long lines
cutiepie gave this a rating of 4 on 05/27/2016 at 4:31:39 pm EDT
This was fun, but not something I'd wait in line for. Seemed like there were usually fastpasses available in the afternoon after you used your first 3
zettarooski gave this a rating of 5 on 05/27/2016 at 9:11:57 am EDT
Long lines but if you have an Ariel lover it is a must. Ariel was wonderful when we have been there and talked to the children.
CEK40 gave this a rating of 5 on 05/27/2016 at 8:54:13 am EDT
My girls loved this when they were little. A must do, for little (and big ) Ariel fans.
MmichelleM gave this a rating of 7 on 05/27/2016 at 7:19:26 am EDT
Ariel - playing the part - These are my 3 DDs, right after Ariel asked Samantha (the one in the wheelchair) if she was enjoying her legs! Poor Ariel, didn't know what to do. | photo by Teresa
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