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5 Mermaid-Inspired Experiences Celebrating the Premiere of Live-Action The Little Mermaid

by Aoife O'Riordan

Apr 18, 2023

© Turtle Bay Resort

Destinations / North America

Five resorts celebrate the release of the live-action The Little Mermaid with exciting and fun mermaid experiences, perfect for family travelers with aspiring little mermaids. Experiences range from meet-and-greet sessions to fin-flipping lessons, all of which further inspire kids to let their inner mermaid shine.



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Swim Like a Mermaid at Hawks Cay Resort

In Duck Key, Florida, guests at Hawks Cay Resort can learn how to swim like a mermaid, from a real live mermaid. The resort offers one-on-one sessions with the resort’s own Koral the Mermaid, in which young guests receive a lesson in the basics of being a mermaid. The session also includes a complete mermaid makeover to become a certified Hawks Cay mermaid. Available every Friday throughout summer, kids will soon love splashing around the resort’s pirate ship pool and exploring Mermaid Grotto.


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© Westgate Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort

Little MYR-Maid Event at Westgate Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort

At this Myrtle Beach resort, the whole family can enjoy a day of fun May 27 with A Little MYR-maid event, celebrating the release of the new The Little Mermaid movie. Schedule your vacation to coincide with the event and book with the resort’s exclusive Catch a Wave rate.



© Marriott Harbor Beach Resort

Mermaid Meet-and-Greets at Marriott Harbor Beach Resort

Enjoy interactive Under the Sea experiences at this Fort Lauderdale resort to celebrate the return of everyone’s favorite mermaid to the big screen. Running May 7, 14, 21 and 28, this mermaid-inspired experience includes mermaid meet-and-greets, photo opportunities and activities designed for little guests. Activities include fin-flipping lessons, singalongs to classic songs and story-time sessions of under-the-sea adventures. Kids can also enjoy starfish face painting, games and special take-home souvenirs. The grand finale of the experience is jumping into the resort’s Tropical Lagoon Pool for a dive-in movie screening of the film.



© Henderson Beach Resort

Fin-Tastic Surprises at Henderson Beach Resort

Through September, this resort in Destin, Florida, welcomes guests with an over-the-top mermaid experience. Visit the resort’s very own mermaid by the pool, where kids can dive and swim with her. Surprises include sea creature plush toys at the gift shop, mermaid tale costumes at the activities desk, and colorful ice cream creations at Sprinkles Café.


Meet Mermaid Kariel at Turtle Bay Resort

Turtle Bay’s own Mermaid Kariel hosts The Brave Mermaid Show every Friday, in which she tells takes of her adventures at sea and shows off her tail as she splashes around the pool. Kids can even become a certified Turtle Bay mermaid by enrolling in Kariel’s Mermaid Academy. Ideal for kids ages 4–12, they receive swim fins and unique tails designed with art by Mermaid Kariel, before getting lessons in the water on the basics of being a mermaid.


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