Image of The Little Mermaid’s Ariel holding Flounder the fish lovingly by his fins, as she looks across a graphic depicting the event’s name: The Little Mermaid 35th Anniversary Swim-in Screening, Hanson Dam Aquatic Center, Los Angeles, California; D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, in collaboration with Street Food Cinema; A Til Events Production.

The Little Mermaid: 35th Anniversary Swim-in Screening with D23 & Street Food Cinema

June 08, 2024
Hansen Dam Aquatic Center, Lake View Terrace, CA
Gold: $35 (+$5 Processing Fee) General: $41 (+$5 Processing Fee) Click the link to purchase tickets.

Celebrate 35 years of undersea magic, classic characters, and unforgettable songs with D23: The Official Disney Fan Club and Street Food Cinema! We’re making a splash with this The Little Mermaid anniversary celebration, taking it to the waters of the Hansen Dam Aquatic Center!

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! 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

About The Little Mermaid: Disney’s beloved 1989 animated tale follows a beautiful young mermaid, Ariel (voiced by Disney Legend Jodi Benson), who is fascinated by the human world—much to the dismay of her father, King Triton. On one trip up to the ocean’s surface, she spies Prince Eric and falls hopelessly in love. Sebastian the crab is sent by the king to keep an eye on Ariel, though he cannot stop her from rescuing the prince during a storm. As part of a larger scheme to gain control of Triton’s realm, Ursula the sea witch plots to grant Ariel’s wish to be human in exchange for her beautiful voice. Once on land, Ariel and Prince Eric begin falling in love… but Ursula tricks him, and Ariel—human but now mute—is unable to warn him. Ultimately, Ariel and Eric together foil Ursula’s evil plans—saving the undersea kingdom and receiving Triton’s blessing. This film is rated G.


  • 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 vest/jackets allowed are ones 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.