Halle Bailey’s live-action Ariel with Disney Parks guests

Halle Baileyknown for his role in the film “Grew” and as one half of the famous R&B singing duo Chloe and Hallepreparing for his latest film, Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid to hit theaters. The 22-year-old will play the main role. Princess Ariel.

As the premiere of “The Little Mermaid” approached, Bailey just said that a live-action version of Ariel will soon debut at Disney Parks.

The live-action Ariel is coming to Disney Parks soon

Halle Bailey as Ariel

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

“Hey Disney Parks fans, I’m Halle Bailey,” she began the video. “I’m excited to announce that this summer at Disney Parks, Ariel will be venturing into the human world where you can meet her for yourself; so cool!”


While the exact dates when the new Ariel meet, greets and experiences will debut have yet to be announced, Disney has shared more information about what to expect.

At Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Paris, Ariel will appear in a “delightful, limited-time celebration” that will be an interactive “musical moment” that will include the songs “Under the Sea” and “Kiss the Girl” .

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, guests can get a glimpse of props from the film in the Walt Disney Presents Theater, which will be on display for a limited time. The live-action Ariel also meets the guests in the theater.

And in Disneyland Park, Ariel will greet guests on the boardwalk, near “it’s a small world”.

Disney and Halle Bailey Face Backlash

Halle Bailey as Ariel

Shortly after Disney announced that Halle Bailey would be portraying Ariel, fans took to social media to express their disappointment with the casting of the Disney Princess, and the hashtag #NotMyAriel immediately trended.

“A live-action character should reproduce the anime as much as possible to show their respect. Halle is the perfect singer, but not the right actress for Ariel. Ariel’s skin is white, her hair is red, and her eyes are blue, and these cannot be changed. #NotMyAriel,” one fan He tweeted using the hashtag #NotMyAriel.

Otherwise wrote“I don’t care what anyone says, I’m not watching The Little Mermaid (even when it’s on @DisneyPlus @DisneyStudios, you only had one job and you messed up. t a singing competition. #NotMyAriel.

Halle Bailey has been dealing with feedback since, admittedly, “As a black person, you just expect it, and it’s not a shock anymore. When (Chlöe and I) first signed to Parkwood, (Beyoncé) always said, “I never read my notes. Never read the comments. Honestly, when the teaser came out, I was at the D23 Expo and I was really happy. I didn’t see anything negative.”

He added: “I know people are like, ‘It’s not about race.’ But now that I’m… People don’t understand that there’s a whole other community when you’re black. It is very important for us to see ourselves.”

The upcoming live-action film stars Halle Bailey as Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, and Jacob Tremblay as Flounder.

Disney’s live-action film The Little Mermaid hits theaters on May 26, 2023.

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