The live-action version of Ariel from “The Little Mermaid” is now appearing in a live musical street show at Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Paris.
Live-Action Ariel at Disneyland Paris
The show takes place on a small temporary set in Production Courtyard.
Ariel appears in her light blue “Kiss the Girl” dress, as seen in images released by Entertainment Weekly.
The show takes place in front of a beach backdrop, surrounded by palm trees in planters and other props inspired by Caribbean seaside towns.
Ariel is joined by four dancers and a male singer.
The show is a 15-minute “party.” Ariel loves music, so she’s excited to sing and dance with her new friends.
They start by performing “Under the Sea.”
After the classic song, they invite kids up and teach them a quick dance.
They also perform “Kiss the Girl” and end with a short reprise of “Under the Sea.”
Unlike at Walt Disney World and Disneyland right now, there is no meet-and-greet with live-action Ariel in Disneyland Paris.
You can get some close-up photos of live-action Ariel when she enters and exits on the streets of Production Courtyard.
This celebration is scheduled for five times a day through June 23.
Watch our video of live-action Ariel in this “The Little Mermaid” musical show at Disneyland Paris below.
“The Little Mermaid” Live-Action Musical Show – Walt Disney Studios Paris
Live Action “The Little Mermaid”
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.”