May 3, 1997 – The Restaurant Ariel’s Closes
“For a storybook celebration in your own underwater realm, this themed event space at Disney’s Beach Club Resort offers the perfect blend of casual elegance and fish-tale fantasy.”
On May 3, 1997, the themed restaurant Ariel’s, located in Walt Disney World’s Beach Club Resort, officially closed. The seafood restaurant was created to match the nautical theme of the resort, and was named after the main character of the animated feature film The Little Mermaid. After closing, the restaurant’s area was used as a reception venue for weddings held in Walt Disney World. It was briefly reopened in 2017 to accommodate guests while the resort’s main restaurant Captain Grille’s was being refurbished.