Disney Resort Announces New ‘Little Mermaid’ Rooms

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Walt Disney World is trading pirates for mermaids in this new upgrade! One of the biggest highlights for Walt Disney World Resort Guests is usually their accommodations during their Walt Disney World vacations, since even a Disney World Guest who is staying in one of the lower-budget All-Star Resorts can usually have a lovely customer experience. However, one popular Disney Resort is about to make a big change that may alienate some Guests!

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort became well-known for its distinctive and, of course, on-brand Pirates of the Caribbean guest rooms. These suites are of course directly inspired by the popular Pirates of the Caribbean movies, which follow the adventures of pirates like Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, and Captain Elizabeth Swann.

Pirates of the Caribbean

Orlando Bloom as Will Turner and Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl’ Credit: Disney

These pirate rooms can be glimpsed below; take a look at the unique lamps and decor, not to mention the Pirates of the Caribbean insignia on the curtains!

Since these movies were a huge hit for Disney — with more to come in the series, whether or not Johnny Depp is involved — it stands to reason that these pirate rooms would have been popular choices for Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort Guests. However, these rooms were located in the Trinidad north and Trinidad south buildings in a more remote portion of this Disney Resort hotel, so each pirate room did not hold quite as much allure as expected.

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort Pirate Rooms

Credit: Disney

It has now been revealed however that Walt Disney World Resort has made the decision to renovate and retheme these rooms. The pirate rooms will become Little Mermaid rooms instead! 

Since the classic 1989 animated Disney movie is about to get a huge return to Disney fans’ screens as the new live-action adaptation is released (which stars Halle Bailey and has already caused quite a stir among Disney Fanatics) and as viewers endeavor to compare the two films, it seems likely that Disney is anticipating an increase in Guests’ desire for Little Mermaid content — especially if this new version of the film is as big a hit as the original movie was!


Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort (Credit: Disney)

The Caribbean Beach Resort’s Pirates rooms will be off-limits as of this December, in order to make way for the renovations that will bring about some “under the sea” Disney magic. Time will tell if these new mermaid suites will be as incredible as the Disney princess suites onboard the newest Disney cruise ship, the Disney Wish! 

Halle Bailey, The Little Mermaid

Halle Bailey plays Ariel the little mermaid in the upcoming live-action adaptation of the 1989 film. Credit: Disney

These rooms will also apparently include “updated finishing that can’t be found anywhere else at the Resort”, so the rooms might catch they eye of some Disney Guests who appreciate high-quality furnishings with or without seaside and mermaid themes!

Little Mermaid dining scene

Grimsby, Prince Eric, and Ariel the little mermaid in the 1989 animated movie. Credit: Disney

Would you rather stay in a pirate room or a mermaid room on your next Disney vacation?

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!

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