Meet Ariel at Her Grotto

Description from PassPorter's Walt Disney World Guidebook:

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.

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Type: Pavilion
Scope: B-Ticket
Ages: All ages
Thrill Factor:

Average Standby Wait: 30-60 min.
Pavilion Duration: 3 min.
FastPass: Yes
Queue Conditions: Covered but not air conditioned.

Bonus: This attraction is open for both Morning Extra Magic Hours and Evening Extra Magic Hours.

Special Considerations:
- May remain in wheelchair/ECV

Also Known As: Ariel's Grotto

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48.89% of our readers would definitely visit Meet Ariel at Her Grotto again.

I would definitely visit this attraction again!
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What PassPorter Readers Think of Meet Ariel at Her Grotto (18 comments):

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

Very cool!
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

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