AMC in Disney Springs Gets Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’ Décor Ahead of Upcoming Release

Lisa Stump

AMC in Disney Springs Gets Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’ Décor Ahead of Upcoming Release

We spotted some new décor themed after the upcoming live-action version of “The Little Mermaid” at the AMC in Disney Springs at World Disney World.

New “The Little Mermaid” Decorations for Disney Springs AMC

AMC received new decorations for "The Little Mermaid" at Disney Springs.

A new banner for “The Little Mermaid” has been hung just next to Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew.


The poster features Ariel, King Triton, and a shadowy Ursula in the background. The movie releases in theaters this Friday on May 26.


A series of banners highlighting the main characters flanks both sides of a new blue carpet that reads: “Disney ‘The Little Mermaid’ May 26.”

Live-Action Ariel Meet and Greet Locations in Disney Parks

Disney has also hired actors to portray the live-action version of Ariel in Disney Parks for a new meet and greet experience. We aren’t sure if this will be a permanent addition or if it’s just to celebrate the movie’s release.

At Disneyland Paris, Ariel will appear in a limited-time “celebration,” which will possibly begin on May 26 as well.

Ariel at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

An Ariel meet and greet will open at Walt Disney Presents in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where Sulley from “Monsters, Inc.” used to appear (he can now be found at Pixar Place). For a limited time, a sneak peek and props from the film will be available at the Walt Disney Presents Theater.

Ariel at Disneyland Park

Ariel will greet Disneyland guests on the promenade near “it’s a small world.”

About the Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’ Production

Ariel in live-action The Little Mermaid poster

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.

This wasn’t the first time that Bailey and Benson had interacted. According to the LA Times, Benson makes an on-land cameo in the film and was on set for the filming of “The Little Mermaid.” Benson was a source of on-set support for Bailey. “She told me how proud she was of me and how I’m handling everything, and encouraged me to just go for it,” Bailey said regarding Benson. “I appreciate her for being so warm and welcoming to me because she’s the GOAT, and it was important to me to get her stamp of approval.”

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

Will you be heading to this AMC to check out the May 26 release of “The Little Mermaid”? We’d like to see your opinions in the comments below.

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  • Lisa Stump

    Lisa loves theme parks, black coffee, and her two Sphynx cats, Jareth and Figment. She believes the best day includes a trip around World Showcase during the EPCOT International Food & Wine festival! Her favorite attractions are Rise of the Resistance, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, and "it's a small world." She can be reached at