Ariel’s Grotto in Triton’s Garden | Disneyland

Last Updated on: March 26th, 2024

Ariel’s Grotto was a dining establishment located in Triton’s Garden at Disney California Adventure Park, which is adjacent to Disneyland in California. It operated from 1996 to 2008.

Ariel’s Grotto offered a character dining experience where guests could meet and interact with Disney Princess Ariel from “The Little Mermaid” while enjoying a meal. The restaurant was themed to resemble an underwater grotto, with seashell decorations, underwater-themed artwork, and colorful lighting.

The menu featured a variety of options, including seafood dishes, salads, pasta, and desserts. The dining experience provided an opportunity for guests to meet Ariel, take photos, and receive autographs from the beloved Disney Princess.

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