Fans of The Little Mermaid, or even just the Disney Princesses will love the Ariel Classic Doll in her Elegant Wedding Dress that will be available on shopDisney on May 17th.

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What’s Happening:

  • shopDisney has posted on their main page that a new Ariel Classic Doll in her Elegant Wedding Dress will be available on the site beginning on May 17th.
  • Many other Princess dolls have been released previously, including Classic Dolls of Pocahontas, Mulan, Aurora, Jasmine, Rapunzel, and others.
  • Previously, an Ariel Classic Doll has been released, but it is of the legendary princess in her mermaid form. Typically, the dolls retail for $19.99 but no price for the new doll has been released at this time.

Ariel Classic Doll – The Little Mermaid

  • Ariel first made her debut in 1989’s The Little Mermaid, and she is the youngest of King Triton’s seven daughters. Dreaming of the forbidden human world beyond the surface, she had always longed to be part of that world, and made a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, garnering herself a pair of human legs but also losing her voice and the ability to speak as part of an effort to be with Prince Eric, whom she had saved from a ship disaster earlier in the film.
  • She is also the fourth princess in the official Disney Princess canon, arriving on scene decades after the death of Walt Disney Himself, after Snow White, Cinderella, and Aurora (Sleeping Beauty).
  • The Ariel Classic Doll in her elegant wedding dress is from the finale of the film, when after the climactic wedding scene where Eric almost marries Vanessa (Ursula in disguise), and Triton inevitably sees how happy Ariel is and gives her permission (and human legs) to remain on the surface and marry him.
  • The doll will be available on shopDisney on May 17th.