New Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’ Sand Sculpture Takes Shape for Pandora Jewelry at Disney Springs

Lisa Stump

New Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’ Sand Sculpture Takes Shape for Pandora Jewelry at Disney Springs

A new sand sculpture for Pandora Jewelry in Disney Springs is beginning to take shape, the intricate model being sculpted for the live-action version of “The Little Mermaid.”

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New Sand Sculpture for ‘The Little Mermaid’

Situated between Sperry & American Threads in Disney Springs, a new sand sculpture is being crafted in honor of the upcoming release of “The Little Mermaid.” The plan is to display new Pandora Jewelry for the movie in the seashells once the artwork is complete.

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The display features the film’s logotype on two of the four sides, and Disney x Pandora on the other two sides. The marketing is printed atop a bright blue banner, reminiscent of the ocean scenes found within the movie.

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A faux rock punctuates each of the four corners. Ariel is just starting to take shape on the top level.

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Various placards read: “Please do not touch” and a thin rope barrier is set up around the perimeter of the display.

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The artists are hard at work, beginning to create a scene from “The Little Mermaid” out of sand. It’s not quite finished yet.

A new sand sculpture for "The Little Mermaid" is being constructed at Disney Springs.

The open seashells will feature jewelry from the Disney x Pandora accessories line.

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An informational flyer is also included as part of the display. It reads:

Pandora’s new collection captures the essence of friendship and adventure, with designs that bring to life the new perspectives of the reimagined classic, championing female empowerment and independence.

Each piece is crafted in solid sterling silver, or with 14K gold plating, featuring colorful design details to bring each character to life. Highlights of the collection include: the Ariel dangle, crafted with an iconic iridescent mermaid’s tail; Sebastian and Ursula dangles, representing the film’s favorite sidekick and infamous villainess.

Shop the new collection May 25th in-stores and online.

The Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’

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Oscar-nominated Rob Marshall, known for his work with “Chicago” and Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” directs “The Little Mermaid.” The remake stars Halle Bailey as mermaid princess Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian the crab, Awkwafina as diving bird Scuttle, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Javier Bardem as King Triton, and Melissa McCarthy as Ursula. Noma Dumezweni will portray the new character Queen Selina, Eric’s mother.

The full trailer debuted during the Oscars, and a teaser trailer was released in April. Alan Menken, who wrote the score for the original 1989 “The Little Mermaid,” made some lyrical updates for the live-action remake, with help from Lin-Manuel Miranda.

“The Little Mermaid” will be released in theaters on May 26, 2023. Bailey and Jodi Benson, who voiced the animated Ariel, united at the film’s premiere.

Take a look at some of the live-action-inspired merchandise for “The Little Mermaid” now available at Walt Disney World Resort:

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