How to Have the Perfect Little Mermaid-Inspired Disney Vacation

Are you and your family planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation with a little princess who loves Ariel? If so, are you looking to have a Little Mermaid-inspired Disney vacation? If yes, read on for some Little Mermaid inspiration to make your little princess’s dreams come true.

Step One: Choosing the Perfect Resort

When I think of Princess Ariel, the things that come to mind are clear blue waters, sandy beaches, vibrant flowers, and tropical vibes. Therefore, the perfect resort choice is Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. As you step on the property, you are immersed in an oasis of tropical palms and island vibes.  It’s perfect! The Disney Vacation Club offerings at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort come in three categories: a Standard View Studio, a Lake View Studio, and a Bungalow. The studios sleep up to five guests, and the bungalows sleep up to eight. One of the features that sets the Polynesian Studios apart is that it has two bathrooms. Therefore, it is the perfect space for a larger family to get ready, spread out, and relax.

Disney Polynesian
Polynesian Lobby. Photo: Emily Murray.

Step Two: Enjoying the Pool

One thing about mermaids is that they love to swim. Be sure to pack those swimsuits because, at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, there are two pools for guests to enjoy. The amazingly cool Lava Pool has a towering waterfall and an exhilarating 142-foot-long waterslide. It also has a zero-depth entry point, similar to a beach, which drops gently into the pool, creating an effortless entrance and exit.If you want to bask in the sun like Ariel did when she became a human, the Oasis Pool may be more of your speed. It is the perfect location to relax, unwind, and soak in the warm Florida sun.

Disney Polynesian Pool
Pool at the Polynesian. Photo: Emily Murray.

Step Three: Meet Princess Ariel

One cannot have a Little Mermaid-inspired Disney vacation without meeting Princess Ariel. You must purchase a ticket to Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park to meet Princess Ariel. Once you enter Fantasyland, go to Ariel’s Grotto to meet the beautiful princess. If you need help finding the location, check your My Disney Experience App. Be sure to have your cameras ready to capture the sweet memories.

Sometimes Ariel can be found at Princess Fairytale Hall. Photo: Emily Murray.

After you have taken pictures with Ariel, be sure to ride Under The Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid. For this attraction, you will hop aboard a clam shell and go under the sea on an adventure with Princess Ariel and all of her friends. Enjoy!

Step Four: Wear Princess Ariel Inspired Attire

If you are going on a Little Mermaid inspired vacation, then appropriate attire is a must. Be sure to visit the Disney Store website to find the perfect outfit. The Disney Store has everything from mermaid tails to shirts to princess tiaras. So, have fun, and enjoy shopping. You will indeed find the perfect thing for your little princess.

Little Mermaid Ears
Little Mermaid Ears from the Disney Store. Photo: Disney.

I hope reading this article excites you about taking the perfect Little Mermaid inspired Disney vacation for your little princess. Happy planning! I know that you will have a wonderful time!

Featured Photo: Emily Murray.

Written by

Laura B.

Laura fell in love with Disney Parks as a child, and the affection has never left. As an adult, she enjoys making frequent trips to Disney World with her family and friends.

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