Delightful New ‘The Little Mermaid’ Anniversary Swim-in Event

Delightful New 'The Little Mermaid' Anniversary Swim-in Event Swim in TLM

When you identify as a mermaid, like I did for the better part of my childhood, there is nothing worse than being stuck on land. All we want to do is frolic energetically in the ocean and never come out, except for the odd ice cream or sandwich. Well, my fellow mermaids, now there is a D23 event perfectly suited to our way of life. In just a few days, on Saturday, June 8th, 2024, at 8:00 pm PDT, a special event will take place where you can enjoy a ‘swim-in’ screening of The Little Mermaid in honor of the 35th anniversary. You can watch your favorite Disney movie while flipping your fins in the waters of the Hansen Dam Aquatic Center in Los Angeles, CA! Here is everything you need to know:

Guests are invited to join the ultimate ‘swim-in’ screening celebration, where all can channel their own ‘little mermaid’—enjoying the iconic movie as they flip their fins in the largest pool in the country!

But if you’re like Ariel, and you’re more interested in spending the day on land, D23 Members with tickets to this event will have reserved beach access and seating areas closest to the movie screen providing a ‘sand-sational’ experience for you to share with your friends and family—no need to give up your voice to a sea witch either!

This special event will feature food trucks, a special pre-screening presentation, a commemorative event gift, and more fishy-fun surprises!


D23 Members will enjoy early entry to the Hansen Dam Aquatic Center starting at 5 p.m. PT. The film will begin at approximately 8 p.m. PT, with a special pre-screening presentation all about The Little Mermaid.

Your ticket to this event includes:

  • Admission to The Little Mermaid: 35th Anniversary Swim-in Screening with D23 & Street Food Cinema
  • A D23 commemorative gift celebrating 35 years of The Little Mermaid
  • Early entry to the Hansen Dam Aquatic Center
  • Access to an array of food trucks and snack stands with food and non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase


  • All attendees (on behalf of themselves and on behalf of any children accompanying them) must sign a Release and Waiver of Liability Agreement prior to admittance into the event at the Hansen Dam Aquatic Center. A copy of the Release and Waiver of Liability Agreement may be found here for review.
  • D23 Members may reserve a ticket for themselves and up to five (5) guests.
  • Each attendee must have a ticket in their possession for entry.
  • There are a limited number of tickets available. D23 Members must log in by using their D23 Member account information when reserving tickets.
  • All guests under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to attend this D23 event and children aged 5-17 will require an event ticket for admission.
  • Children under 5 years old do not require a ticket. However, only Guests with D23 tickets will receive the event gift.
  • D23 Members who do not bring their membership card and tickets may not be admitted to the event. Membership card may be a physical card or a digital membership card found in the D23 App.
  • Ticketed Members and guests who do not attend the event forfeit their place, as well as all experiences, benefits, and gifts associated with the event. D23 Members must be present or guests will not gain admittance to the event.
  • All attendees must adhere to all of the facility rules at Hansen Dam, a listing of which you can find at — including, but not limited to, the following:
    • Children ages six (6) and under must be accompanied by an adult (18 years+) on a one-to-one ratio.
    • Children under the age of four (4) need an approved “swim diaper” or plastic pants with elastic around the waist and legs.
    • AN ADULT SUPERVISING CHILDREN a) must remain within arm’s reach of each child, ages six (6) and under, at all times (i.e. adult must be in water with child at all times); b) must wear proper swim attire when supervising children in the water; c) cannot supervise more than one (1) child under the age of 7; and d) cannot oversee a group of children (ages 7-17 years of age) larger than 10.
    • Guests may NOT bring their own floatation devices such as life vests/jackets that are not Coast Guard Approved, arm floaties, or inner tubes. The only life vests/jackets allowed are ones that are Coast Guard Approved. Check your life vest/jacket label for the Coast Guard Approval Number logo on the inside of said life vest or jacket.
    • The following will not be permitted into the venue: a) Persons who act hostile or who appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. b) Animals (except for ADA service animals). Animals left in hot or unventilated vehicles will be removed by any means necessary at owner’s expense, and the owner will be fined and or placed under arrest. (Penal Code 597.7)
  • All D23 events are subject to change without notice. All ticket sales are final. There are strictly no cancellations or refunds regardless of reason (including, without limitation, due to illness, change in travel plans, etc.) and tickets are not transferable. 
  • PLEASE BE ADVISED – Permission to Film/Photograph/Record: Filming, photography, and other recording will take place during the event you will be attending. By entering the premises for the event, you irrevocably consent to and authorize Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., its parent, affiliated, and subsidiary companies, and their respective successors and assigns (collectively “Producer”) to photograph and make sound recordings of you and any children accompanying you (as may be applicable) and to use such photographs and recordings throughout the universe, in whole or in part, for any purpose whatsoever in all known and hereafter existing media and in any language in perpetuity. All such photographs and sound recordings will be the sole property of Producer.
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Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.

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