Disney Has Mermaid School Now, So BRB While I Become Ariel

It’s time to pull out your tails, grab your dinglehoppers, and get ready to achieve your dreams of becoming a mermaid. Beginning in mid-March, you can channel your inner Ariel and attend “Mermaid School” at the Walt Disney World resort hotels in Orlando, Florida. 

For an hour-long, fin-structors will literally teach you how to swim just like a mermaid through a series of fun activities. The Mermaid Academy, which is an Orlando company that provides class instructors and loans mermaid tails (p.s. you can buy a fin to keep!), hosts the new experience. Each class costs $50 per person and includes tax. 

The best part you don’t have to be a little kid to do this! According to Disney Parks Blog, any guest ages four and up can participate in the class. This means that people of all ages—including us nostalgic college students—can join in the fun. 


All classes will start at 8:00 a.m. and will happen on certain days: 

  • Art of Animation Resort: Sundays and Thursdays
  • Caribbean Beach Resort: Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Beach Club Resort: Tuesdays and Saturdays
  • Yacht Club Resort: Tuesdays and Saturdays

This isn’t the only activity that Walt Disney World’s themed resort hotels are rolling out this spring. The resort hotels will also have a opportunity for kids between ages of 4 and 12 to join Captain Hook’s pirate crew, and it’ll include art classes for ages 12 and older and fishing excursions at the Magic Kingdom marinas.

According to Doctor Disney, you can reserve classes at 407-WDW-PLAY and bookings start on March 17. So to all my professors, I won’t be in class on Monday because I will be too busy embracing my inner mermaid.