Disney Holding Auditions for Ariel & Prince Eric for New ‘The Little Mermaid’ Show Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Brit Tuttle

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Disney Holding Auditions for Ariel & Prince Eric for New ‘The Little Mermaid’ Show Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World is now accepting submissions for “The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure,” the new show set to replace the former “Voyage of The Little Mermaid” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Online Submissions Open for New ‘Little Mermaid’ Show

Concept art for "The Little Mermaid - A Musical Adventure" coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios.

The new show is “a fully reimagined theatrical production” inspired by the animated version of “The Little Mermaid,” which follows the story of Ariel on her journey to become part of the human world. The show will include musical numbers from the film like “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl,” “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” and more.

Here are the details of the casting call from the Disney Auditions website:

Online submissions will be accepted now through February 19, 2024, by 11:30 p.m. EST.

SEEKING:

Ariel: 5’2″ – 5’6″. A spirited, fun-loving, yet curious mermaid princess who longs to be a part of the human world. Lyrical pop soprano with belt to C.

Prince Eric: 5’10“- 6’0″. Charismatic and fearless, Prince Eric is a true romantic who never gives up on his heart’s desire. Non-singing role.

SUBMISSION AND ONLINE AUDITION CHECK-IN INSTRUCTIONS:

This is a 2-step process. Candidates must submit AND check in to the audition to be considered.

STEP 1 – SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Please click “My Profile” to create or update your Disney Performer Profile.
  • Under the LINKS section, upload your audition video for the role you are submitting to your Disney Performer Profile utilizing the audition acting and vocal sides provided below.
  • YouTube links are preferred. Please have the link set as “unlisted.”
  • Submitting additional video links showcasing more of your acting and singing abilities is encouraged.

AUDITION MATERIALS

Ariel: Vocal (Part of Your World and Part 2)

Ariel: Audition Side

(Pointing to a sunken ship) There it is. Isn’t it fantastic? Come on! Let’s explore and look for more thing-a-ma-bobs to add to my collection. Oh Flounder, don’t be such a guppy. It’s not so scary. The human world is amazing! So many treasures to uncover.

Oh my gosh! (Sees a fork and picks it up) Have you ever seen anything so wonderful in your entire life? I don’t know what this is, but I bet Scuttle will. We have to keep looking for more gadgets and gizmos and see what else we can find before my father finds out.

Eric: Audition Side

Grim, I’m telling you, a girl, rescued me… she was real! I don’t know her name, but I remember she has long red hair, eyes the color of the sea, and a voice so beautiful it hits you, bam, like a bolt of lightning.

Look, I can tell you are still sore because I didn’t fall for the princess of Glauerhaven, and I know the entire kingdom wants to see me happily settle down sooner rather than later. But her voice. It’s like a mesmerizing song I can’t get out of my head.

She’s out there somewhere. I just – I just haven’t found her yet. Nevertheless, when I do, believe me Grim, I’ll know – without a doubt, she’s the one. Will you help me find her?

STEP 2 – CHECK-IN INSTRUCTIONS

  • Visit Check-in.DisneyAuditions.com.
  • Click on the audition titled “ONLINE SUBMISSIONS: Vocalists and Actors for The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure”
  • Take your selfie to complete the check-in process.

Potential in-person callbacks will be scheduled on March 27 in Orlando, Florida, April 3 in New York, New York, and April 11 in Atlanta, Georgia. Candidates invited to the callback will be notified by March 14 if they are considered for a callback following their initial submission. Those selected candidates should make themselves available for the in-person callbacks to be considered for this show.

Applicants must be at least 18 and authorized to work in the United States. Disney College Program Cast Members are only eligible to submit to this audition if they are eight weeks from the end of their program.

Upon signing of the Walt Disney World Individual Employment Contract, candidates are eligible to apply for membership in Actors Equity Association immediately.

Performers employed by the Walt Disney World Resort are covered under the terms and conditions of a collective bargaining agreement with the Actors’ Equity Association.

‘Voyage of The Little Mermaid’

The exterior of the "Voyage of The Little Mermaid" theater at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

“Voyage of The Little Mermaid” was a theatrical stage production based on the animated film that opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, then Disney-MGM Studios, in 1992. The show featured live actors for Ariel and Eric, and puppets for Sebastian, Flounder, Ursula, and Max.

The show closed with the rest of Walt Disney World Resort for the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, but was never reopened. The theater for the show, located in the park’s Animation Courtyard, has since been closed off to guests. Its replacement production, “The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure,” was announced in December 2023.

Watch our video of “Voyage of The Little Mermaid”:

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  • Brit Tuttle

    Brit didn't grow up going to the Disney Parks, but had basically the next best thing: the Phantom Manor ride operations simulator flash game and the Disney Sing-Along Songs Beach Party at Walt Disney World VHS. You can email them at brittani@wdwnt.com.

3 thoughts on “Disney Holding Auditions for Ariel & Prince Eric for New ‘The Little Mermaid’ Show Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios”

  1. As long as no one sings oooo feet believe me working volm w that chick we all sadly giggled even the other ariels called her oh feet girl. This though seems harsh considering anyone should be able to play ariel now we are restricting her again. Oh btw high C isnt a belt i think disney needs a new vocal coach.

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  2. I hope they clean out all the mold. The mold caused them to close down for years. My daughter thinks that this lame show should not be reopened, because they are shutting down the bug show at Animal Kingdom. Dinosaur, and what’s next the Muppets.

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