I still dont get why they built her grotto in Tomorrowland O.o
Is it? It faces the Castle, so couldn't that be part of Fantasyland, or kind of "hubbish"?
Speaking of which, I always hear that guides point out the foundation of the house of tomorrow, which is now near Ariel's grotto. Anyone have pictures, or able to point out the EXACT location? I can never find it.
My DD4 has an Ariel dress. It's her wedding dress and very fancy. She is in love with Ariel! She's always been DD's favorite. In fact, for her last birthday, Ariel came to her party!!!
Other Ariel merchandise she has includes a jewelry box, a picture frame (I can't remember if the picture frame has Ariel on it, but I know the picture is of DD and Ariel, and we bought the picture and the frame at the store at the end of Main Street). DD also has a little plush Ariel doll and a giant stuffed Flounder and just about every Ariel/Disney princess toy ever made. And of course, the movies. And swimsuit, and matching beach towel, and matching beach ball. And pajamas, a sweatshirt, underwear, and other various clothes. Oh and lots and lots of books! Plus an Ariel "head" that she styles (remember those large Barbie heads that you put makeup on and fixed their hair? Well, this is the same one, but only Ariel). She also has many Ariel Barbie-style dolls, plus an Ariel baby doll, a few Ariel "cell phones", and an Ariel "camera", etc.
We've seen Ariel at her grotto, in the parade, and in her restaurant, although last time we ate there, about a year ago, they told us she no longer made appearances AT HER OWN RESTAURANT! Glad to hear that's changed now!
CL: Where were those pictures taken? I don't recognize them...
I picked up the Ariel storybook snowglobe for the little sis at Company D a little while ago. She's obsessed with Ariel, and is constantly looking for merchandise. (Though I should mention that little sis is 18.)
Actually, my favorite bit of Ariel merch in the park is probably the most obscure one. See, ten years ago or so, Disney had a few different series of children's books that you could subscribe to. I got Minnie 'n' Me (Minnie was my obsession), and little sis got the Little Mermaid series. So every month, we'd each get a new book. I think there was a little treasure chest to hold the Little Mermaid books.
Anyway, one of these LM books had all the characters engaging in a painting contest. So imagine my surprise when I walk into Disneyana, flip through the posters, and discover one entitled "Ariel's Artistry," featuring an illustration from that same obscure little book. (I think it might have been the cover art.) Needless to say, I bought it for little sis immediately.
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