Disney live action “The little Mermaid” swam into theaters in May and has been a sensation ever since.
The film, which features Halle Bailey as the main princess, ArielleAnd Melissa McCarthy like evil Ursulanot only garnered a lot of controversy, but also a ton of fan support.
One of the most iconic scenes in both the animated film and the new live-action film is when King Triton destroy the statue of Prince Eric that Ariel has in her cave. But did you know there’s a way to see Prince Eric’s statue in real life?
How to find the Prince Eric statue
The only way to see the Prince Eric statue, along with many other underwater treasures, is to board a Disney cruise and head to Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
Castaway Cay has a 22-acre snorkeling lagoon, which features crystal clear water, allowing visitors to swim and splash around in a virtually perfect paradise. One of the amenities offered at Castaway Cay is snorkeling.
Guests can book this equipment in advance and once they arrive they can pick up their snorkel gear and head out into the water where they can try and find various underwater treasures including the Prince Eric statue!
The treasures are marked with buoys to make it easier for swimmers to spot them. The statue of Prince Eric is one of those found at the bottom of the lagoon. (Be sure to bring your waterproof camera to capture the perfect shot of your Ariel moment).
Which Disney cruises sail to Castaway Cay?
Only certain Disney Cruises sail to the private Disney Island. Most cruises departing from Port Canaveral on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy Bahamas and Caribbean itineraries call at Castaway Cay.
Be sure to check your cruise itinerary to guarantee a stop at Castaway Cay before booking.
‘The little Mermaid’
Disney’s live-action “The Little Mermaid” will be released in theaters on May 26, 2023. The film will star Halle Bailey as Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Melissa McCarthy as as Ursula, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, and Jacob Tremblay as Flounder.
Ahead of the film’s official release, Jodi Benson, the original voice of Ariel, has spoken out about Disney’s decision to remake the 1989 Disney animated classic into a live-action film, which she has come to terms with. say delighted.
“I’ve been part of the Disney family for so long; I fully trust our company. Me yes,” she told the magazine. “I had no hesitation in saying it was going to be breathtaking. And as soon as I heard Rob Marshall would be helming the ship, I knew we were in good hands.
As for Halle Bailey taking on the new role, Benson couldn’t be more proud of the 23-year-old. « Hall [Bailey] Ariel’s portrayal is wonderful,” Benson said after seeing the film. “I loved everything she did with the movie. I love the acting, the singing and just the pure spirit. Her beautiful love for the character shines through. She’s just a beautiful, beautiful performance.
She continued, “The casting was done perfectly with all the characters. Just getting to the heart of the character, that’s the most important thing.
Disney’s live-action “The Little Mermaid” is in select theaters right now.