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New Ariel princess made her debut at Disneyland and is winning everyone's hearts

Many fans are celebrating this move and posting pictures with the park's latest addition.

New Ariel princess made her debut at Disneyland and is winning everyone's hearts
Cover Image Source: Twitter | @ScottGustin

People could not keep calm as they saw the live-action version of "The Little Mermaid" in theatres. Just on its opening weekend, it was able to accumulate over 100 million dollars. Now, Disney has also come up with a new version of Princess Ariel. She is meeting visitors and spreading the mesmerizing Disney magic. People were excited when they found out that Halle Bailey would play live-action Ariel, reports Scary Mommy. Also, as people were shocked to find out that Princess Ariel could be black, racist comments and prejudices followed not long after that.



 

However, many fans, especially people of color, are celebrating this move and posting pictures of the park's latest addition. The new princess looks stunning and is standing beside Ariel. A YouTube channel called Mouse Steps uploads videos about Disney park news and this time, they have shared a new video and included the live-action princess in it. She is wearing a light blue dress with puffy sleeves, pearls in her ear and shells in her hair. Also, she is seen holding a gift from Prince Eric, the "dinglehopper" from Scuttle. She shows off these things in the video.



 

According to Movie Web, for the first time, a live-action character has been added to the cast of Disney park characters and depending on her popularity, she may or may not be continued to be a part of it. As for the original Ariel, she is here to stay for a long time. Scott Gustin, who regularly posts about Disney, wrote on Twitter, "Starting today, Ariel from the live-action story 'The Little Mermaid' will be making special appearances at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort and Disneyland Paris."

Image Source: TikTok | @erikaenchanted_
Image Source: TikTok | @erikaenchanted_

Viewers are already in love with the videos, gaining thousands of likes on TikTok, Instagram and Twitter. It is an important step, as in some videos, we can see toddlers and kids who will never know that a world without black mermaids ever existed. The kids are also ecstatic to meet Ariel, who they just saw in the movies. One TikTok user @Erika Kurzawa, shared her experience with a video of her meeting the live-action Ariel, "I realized that I didn't really see myself as a princess growing up. I can even in my adulthood remember saying, 'Oh, I'm not really a princess girl. I'm a kooky sidekick and [I'm OK] with that.'"

Image Source: TikTok
Image Source: TikTok

 

Image Source: TikTok
Image Source: TikTok

She adds, "It hurts to remember even feeling that way, but I did and I convinced myself for most of my life that I was content. I chalked it up to not feeling hyper-feminine in my gender identity or not needing to be in the spotlight. But what if it really was just a lack of representation? What if my confidence really was tied to the perception of beauty that I saw in the media?"



 

The live-action "Little Mermaid" and the inclusion of a black Ariel represent a step towards inclusivity and representation in popular culture, empowering individuals who have felt underrepresented or marginalized. It highlights the impact that diverse and relatable characters can have on shaping the self-perception and confidence of young audiences.

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