It is D day as the A to Z Blog Challenge continues through the alphabet. My theme this year is “Living in a Mermaid World.”
Many people’s notions about mermaids come from Disney so that’s where we’re headed today.
When I was a child, there were mermaids who sat on rocks and swam around Disneyland’s Submarine Ride. Of course they were just ladies dressed as mermaids but as a six year old I certainly thought they were real. Too bad they stopped hiring professional mermaids. I would have loved that job!
Here is an interesting article from the Huff Post which explains the history of Disneyland’s mermaids.
Of course Disney’s Little Mermaid is the version of Hans Christian Anderson’s beloved tale that many are most familiar with. Here’s the trailer for the re-release of the movie:
I will be sharing more about the original version of The Little Mermaid on April 14th which is the challenge day designated for L.
Do you prefer the Disney versions of old fairy tales or the original versions?