New Live Action ‘The Little Mermaid’ MagicBand+ at Walt Disney World

Shannen Ace

New Live Action ‘The Little Mermaid’ MagicBand+ at Walt Disney World

A new MagicBand+ inspired by the live action “The Little Mermaid” is now available at Walt Disney World. We found it at Fantasia Market in Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

The Little Mermaid MagicBand+ – $44.99

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The base of the band is pink with a yellow puck.

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A pink underwater flower is pictured on the puck.

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Other underwater plants are on the sides of the band.

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Ariel, as portrayed by Halle Bailey, is swimming through the plants on one end.

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The MagicBand+ matches other recently released “The Little Mermaid” merchandise. A MagicBand+ inspired by the animated “The Little Mermaid” was released a few months ago.

Live Action “The Little Mermaid”

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.”

Live-Action Ariel Character Meet & Greets Coming to Disney Parks

The live-action Ariel from the upcoming “The Little Mermaid” remake will appear at Disneyland Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disneyland Paris this summer.

Halle Bailey, who portrays Ariel in the film, announced Ariel’s arrival in the following video.

We previously posted about Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort hiring Halle Bailey look-alikes for an unknown experience and Disneyland Paris hiring a look-alike parade performer.

Exact dates have not been announced for the Ariel meet and greets and experiences, but read more details about each below.

Ariel at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

An Ariel meet and greet will open at Walt Disney Presents in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. 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.”

Ariel at Walt Disney Studios Park, Paris

Ariel will appear in a “joyful, limited-time celebration” at Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Paris. The interactive “musical moment” will include the songs “Under the Sea” and “Kiss the Girl.”

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