REVIEW: New ‘Seaside Serenade’ Piña Colada Slushy Celebrates ‘The Little Mermaid’ at Magic Kingdom

Shannen Ace

REVIEW: New ‘Seaside Serenade’ Piña Colada Slushy Celebrates ‘The Little Mermaid’ at Magic Kingdom

Several new “The Little Mermaid”-inspired treats are available at Walt Disney World Resort in honor of the new live-action film. At Magic Kingdom, guests can visit Prince Eric’s Village Market near Under the Sea – Journey of The Little Mermaid to try the Seaside Serenade, a piña colada slushy.

Seaside Serenade – $5.49

Piña Colada Slushy topped with Curaçao syrup, and Blue Boba Pearls

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We don’t hate this. We thought the curaçao syrup would make it overwhelmingly sweet, but it actually adds a nice balance since the rest of the slushy isn’t sweet.

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It’s spot on the typical piña colada flavors of coconut and pineapple. There is a hint of carbonation, though, which we don’t love.

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The popping boba balls are fun and add a hint of blueberry.

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All in all, we like this, and it’s a nice treat for a sunny day at Walt Disney World.

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The value for only $5.49 is pretty good, too.

New “The Little Mermaid” Offerings at Walt Disney World

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Guests can meet the live-action version of Ariel at Walt Disney Presents in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

AMC at Disney Springs is decorated for the film, and there is also an Ariel and Ursula sand sculpture with a display of “The Little Mermaid” Pandora Jewelry.

Check out “The Little Mermaid” merchandise:

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 portrays 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.

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.”

“The Little Mermaid” was released in theaters on May 26, 2023. The film has had a strong opening weekend.

Read our review of the live-action “The Little Mermaid.”

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  • Shannen Michaelsen

    Shannen has been a Disney Parks fan and lover of dogs since childhood, despite Pluto's attempt to eat Shannen's Minnie Mouse doll the first time they met. They've made up now. You can email Shannen at shannen@wdwnt.com.